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‘Alexa, Protect My Data’: Amazon Sends Private Voice Files to Unauthorized Customer

Amazon accidentally sent 1,700 private voice files to an unauthorized customer in Germany in response to a request for personal data. The data allowed a German magazine to identify and track down the person whose voice was recorded on the files, according to a published report.

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Criminals, Not State Actors, Target Russian Oil Company in 3-Year Cyber Attack

Security researchers have uncovered a three-year cyber attack on a Russian oil company that appeared at first glance to be state-sponsored, but later was found to be the work of cyber criminals seeking financial gain. The discovery is a cautionary tale for security experts not to be too rash when  when drawing conclusions about high-profile cyber attacks.

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Researchers: GDPR Already Having Positive Effect on Cybersecurity in EU

The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) seems to already be having a positive effect on the state of cybersecurity in Europe less than seven months after it was enacted, showing that policy indeed can have a direct effect on organizations’ security practices, security researchers said.

Data Breach Exposes Records of 114 Million U.S. Citizens, Companies

A massive database holding more than 114 million records of U.S. citizens and companies was discovered sitting online unprotected due to misconfigured search, a data leak that is estimated to affect about 83 million people.

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Podcast Episode 93: Talking GDPR with Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer and RSA 2018 Recap

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:08 — 37.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThis episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#93) was sponsored by Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Check them out at Keysight.com. In this episode: with the May 25th go-live date of the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner, we talk with Cisco Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Dennedy about her expectations for the May 25th deadline and what lies beyond it. Also: with the 2018 RSA Conference now in the history books, we invited Steve McGregory, the Senior Director of Application and Threat Intelligence at Ixia in to talk about his big takeaways from the show. Steve also weighs in on one of the big trends this year: machine learning.