Hacks & Hackers

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) questions Sundar Pichai

Waiting for Federal Data Privacy Reform? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Despite a litany of high-profile data breaches, federal action on data privacy is unlikely to go anywhere in 2019 as partisanship and lack of technology literacy complicate Congressional action.

Russian Cyber Criminal Named as Source of Massive Collection 1 Data Dump

A Russian cyber criminal going by the name of “C0rpz” is believed to be the source of a massive trove of over one billion online credentials known as “Collection 1,” the firm Recorded Future reports.

Passwords

Four More Collections, 700 Million Stolen Passwords Discovered

Researchers say that four more collections of stolen passwords contain more than 2 billion records and hundreds of millions of unique passwords, according to reports.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

Podcast Episode 131: suing Yahoo! Executives…and winning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:24 — 38.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode (#131): a shareholder lawsuit targeting Yahoo! executives was settled quietly. But it could have big implications for the C-Suite at breached firms. Also: as the US pursues criminal charges against Huawei for corporate espionage, we look at one of the federal government’s most potent tools to stop the transfer of sensitive IP: the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. The C-Suite’s Bitter Pill This week, U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh slapped down a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Yahoo! (now part of Verizon Media) over a 2013 hack that exposed data on billions of its users. It’s just the latest twist in the saga of the once great search giant, who fell victim to hackers and then – astoundingly – conspired to […]

Facebook opens up on System that ‘protects Billions’

Facebook used a blog post on Friday to describe, in detail, the systems that it uses to secure its vast social network, including custom designed tools and so-called “red team” hacks.