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March 27, 2020, 9:10 AM

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Toni Gidwani / The Keyword:
Google sent users 40K warnings about phishing or malware attempts from nation-states in 2019, a 25% drop YoY; journalist and news outlet impersonations up  —  Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and the people who use our products.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Kaspersky says Google's TAG links DarkHotel, a S. Korean hacking group with gov ties, to attacks on N. Koreans; 0-day exploits demonstrate rare sophistication  —  South Korea is a prime suspect for exploiting the secret software vulnerabilities in a sophisticated espionage campaign.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom Arm-based processors in 2021; USB4 support will come to Macs in 2022  —  Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021 …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Zoom iOS app, like many using Facebook SDKs, sends data to FB even if there's no linked account, but Zoom's privacy policy fails to clearly mention the practice  —  As people work and socialize from home, video conferencing software Zoom has exploded in popularity.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Researcher: a vulnerability affecting iOS 13.3.1 and later prevents VPNs from encrypting some traffic, potentially exposing user data or leaking IP addresses  —  A currently unpatched security vulnerability affecting iOS 13.3.1 or later prevents virtual private network (VPNs) …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
On Twitter, Slack CEO discussed some of the dramatic changes Slack has seen over the last few weeks, like quickly adding 9K net new customers; stock up 10%+  —  - Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield posted a thread to Twitter telling a story of how wild things have been for Slack this month.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Interviews with 12 Amazon warehouse workers: limited options from Amazon are forcing them to work in crowded warehouses with few essentials, like sanitizers  —  - A dozen Amazon workers told CNBC they're terrified to go to work during the pandemic, while others have expressed frustration …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Cybersecurity insurance provider Chubb confirms it is investigating a “security incident” involving the unauthorized access of data belonging to a third-party  —  Chubb, a major cybersecurity insurance provider for businesses hit by data breaches, has itself become a target of a data breach.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google says it will resume Chrome and Chrome OS releases after pausing them last week due to the adjusted employee work schedules during the pandemic  —  Google Chrome 81 to be released next month, on April 7.  —  Google paused Chrome updates last week when it canceled the Chrome 81 release …

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