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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Business services giant Dun & Bradstreet's 52GB database exposed, containing 33M+ government and corporate employee records   —  Exclusive: The database contains more than 33 million records, including government departments and large corporate clients, which gets sold onto marketers.
Mar 15, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Misconfigured backup drive at New York's Stewart International Airport exposed highly sensitive data to the public internet for almost a year   —  Exclusive: The files included gigabytes of emails, sensitive government files, and a password list, which researchers say could give hackers ‘full access’ to the airport's systems.
Feb 26, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
BlackBerry posts $301M Q3 revenue, below expected $332M; declining smartphone unit made up 23% of company's revenue as software and services made up 55%   —  Albeit a small profit, the stock jumped by more than 2 percent.  —  BlackBerry's big bet on software and services is making progress — albeit slowly.
Dec 20, 2016, 11:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FriendFinder Networks, operator of AdultFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, other sites hacked; 412M accounts exposed; LeakedSource could crack 99% of all passwords   —  Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company's poor security practices.  Even “deleted” accounts were found in the breach.
Nov 13, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Inside a two-year-old catfishing ebook scam on Amazon that has generated over $3M in revenue for its creator, Valeriy Shershnyov   —  For years, thousands were tricked into buying low-quality ebooks.  —  NEW YORK — Emma Moore could have been the health and weight loss guru you spent your life looking for.
Sep 28, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Google fixes final two “Quadrooter” Android flaws, which were rated as “critical”, a month after their disclosure   —  The outstanding flaws were fixed a month after the initial disclosure.  —  What took Google a month to fix took others just a couple of weeks.
Sep 6, 2016, 2:26 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers disclose four Qualcomm chipset driver flaws dubbed “Quadrooter” allowing malicious apps to gain root access on Android phones with Qualcomm chipsets   —  All versions of Android are vulnerable to these flaws, which won't be fully patched until the September security release next month.
Aug 7, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Senate narrowly rejects a bill that would have allowed FBI to access browser history and email info without warrant; McConnell submits motion to reconsider vote   —  Lawmakers couldn't get the required majority to advance the bill.  —  An amendment designed to allow the government warrantless access …
Jun 22, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Acer alerts 34,500 customers of its online store between May 2015 and April 2016 that hackers have stolen their credit card data   —  It's not known how many online store users are affected.  —  Acer has quietly informed the California attorney general that its online store was attacked by hackers.
Jun 18, 2016, 7:40 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
GAO report raises privacy and accuracy concerns with FBI's facial recognition program, which now has over 173M driver's license photos and 411M photos total   —  The watchdog said it had “concerns regarding both the effectiveness of the technology” and the “protection of privacy and individual civil liberties.”
Jun 15, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context

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