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Former Yahoo engineer hacked 6,000 accounts

A former Yahoo software engineer admitted in court that he had hacked the accounts of thousands of users. Reyes Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Tracy, California, pleaded guilty to accessing about 6,000 Yahoo accounts. He said he searched for private and personal records, mainly sexual…
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The right to be forgotten by Google, only in Europe

Google only has to remove links from the search results only in Europe, after a request. This is the verdict of the European Court of Justice, after the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) from France asked the giant to remove search result…
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Tens of thousands of apps suspended by Facebook

Facebook announced it suspended tens of thousands of apps, as a result of its App Developer Investigation, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Last year it was revealed that the political consultancy managed to obtain the personal data of over 50 million Facebook app…
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Data of 30 million passengers exposed by Malindo Air

Recordings of 30 million passengers of Malaysia’s Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air’s, subsidiaries of Indonesia’s Lion Group, were exposed, according to Kaspersky. Leaked records include passenger and reservation IDs, physical addresses, phone numbers, email…
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Emotet botnet returned to steal passwords

Emotet, a well-known botnet has begun sending out spam, again. About four months ago, the botnet stopped its campaigns but restarted pumping spam this morning. The emails were written in German, Polish, English and Italian users. The users are tricked to open an attached…
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Cyberspace defense force, in Poland

A cyberspace defence force will be launch in Poland, by 2024. The army will be made up of 2,000 cybersecurity qualified soldiers, according to Security Week. The announcement was made by Mariusz Blaszczak, the defense minister, after approval: “We’re well aware…