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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
As challenges from tech companies mount, FBI issues 12,150 national security letters in 2016, down 5% YoY   —  The number of national security letters issued by the FBI fell by more than 5 percent year over year.  —  The FBI is relying less on its subpoena powers that it uses …
May 2, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AV provider Webroot mistakenly flagged Windows system files as malware, bricking millions of managed PCs worldwide; company is working on a fix   —  Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.  —  It's a tough day for anyone running Webroot antivirus.
Apr 25, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Microsoft fixes “critical” Office Word security flaw being used in large scale email malware campaign in Patch Tuesday release   —  Researchers have seen the exploit being used in a large-scale email campaign to distribute the Dridex malware.  —  Microsoft has rolled out a patch …
Apr 11, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Users unwittingly exposed sensitive docs on Microsoft's Docs.com due to default “share publicly” setting; Microsoft initially responded by turning off search   —  Microsoft has quietly removed a feature on its document sharing site Docs.com that allowed anyone to search through millions …
Mar 26, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Tests show 10 of 54 passwords are valid in sample set from hackers claiming to have 250M iCloud records; users should change passwords   —  ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain.
Mar 23, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
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

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