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TikTok banned on government devices in New York
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TikTok banned on government devices in New York

TikTok has been prohibited on government-owned smartphones in New York City because to security reasons. It follows a number of US states and towns in imposing such limitations on the short video sharing app. US politicians have been calling more frequently for a statewide ban on TikTok due to concerns about potential Chinese government influence. TikTok is used by more than 150 million Americans and is owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance. TikTok "posed a security threat to the city's technical networks," according to a statement from the Eric Adams administration of New York City read more TikTok banned on government devices in New York. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our comprehensive coverage of the latest thr...
New York Life data exposed in third-party breach
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New York Life data exposed in third-party breach

One of the largest organizations in the world, New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC), was susceptible to the MOVEit Transfer attacks through third-party vendor Pension Benefit Information (PBI). PBI started alerting people about a hack that exposed information on the NYLIC. The PBI-related vulnerability is the most recent in a string of MOVEit Transfer attacks-related third-party leaks involving the company. The MOVEit Transfer service used by PBI exposed the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Wilton Re, a US-based insurer, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and a number of other organizations to the attack. 25,685 people connected to the NYLIC were made aware of the attack, according to PBI's letter to the Maine Attorney General read more New York ...
New York rolls out statewide cybersecurity strategy
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New York rolls out statewide cybersecurity strategy

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled the state's first cybersecurity strategy on Wednesday, outlining how various public and private stakeholders will collaborate to protect critical infrastructure and statewide residents' personal data from malicious attacks and data breaches. Many believe New York state to be the most important economic centre in the United States, acting as a financial centre for investment and banking as well as a major transit hub for air transportation and international trade. It's a big target with big losses. According to FBI data, more than 25,000 New Yorkers were victims of cybercrime last year, resulting in $777 million in losses read more New York rolls out statewide cybersecurity strategy. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your ...
Crypto crackdown continues in New York with third fraud case announced
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Crypto crackdown continues in New York with third fraud case announced

This week, the Southern District of New York federal court unsealed yet another case involving purported bitcoin fraud. It appears that the local authorities are adamant about delivering a message to all types of cybercriminals. The third case involving digital assets to be announced by the court in as many days is a father-and-son alleged duo who are accused of stealing almost $10 million in cryptocurrency from about 20 victims. On suspicion of operating fraudulent bitcoin investment schemes between 2018 and 2021 is Eugene Austin, 60, of Port Jefferson, New York. In April of this year, his son Brandon, 27, of Coram, New York, filed a guilty plea, which was made public by the US Department read more Crypto crackdown continues in New York with third fraud case announced. Stay info...
Solana heist suspect to stand trial in New York
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Solana heist suspect to stand trial in New York

A person accused of Bitcoin fraud has been indicted twice in as many days by New York authorities. In this instance, the defendant was first engaged as a security guard to prevent the precise crime he is now accused of committing. Shakeeb Ahmed, a senior cybersecurity engineer from New York, worked for an unnamed Bitcoin exchange. However, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) asserts that Ahmed stole $9 million in virtual currency from the Solana blockchain instead of using his expertise to protect his business from cryptocurrency thefts. The discussion Ahmed, who is accused of bilking, traded a range of cryptocurrency denominations and had foreign incorporation read more Solana heist suspect to stand trial in New York.