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Russ Roberts (https://www.hawaiicybersecurityjournal.net and https://paper.li/RussellRoberts).

Twitter to relax restraints on political ads to generate more revenue

Twitter started 2023 with an announcement it would relax restrictions on political advertising, thus indirectly admitting its need to generate more revenue in the new year.
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Burger joint Five Guys disclosed a breach involving Social Security numbers

Five Guys, the American fast-food chain, had its systems breached last year with threat actors potentially accessing sensitive employee data.
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LastPass sued over “woefully insufficient” security

A class action lawsuit against LastPass was put forward following two data breaches the company suffered last year.
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Arnold Clark automotive retail company suffered cyberattack on Christmas Eve

The Scottish automotive retail giant confirmed that it was hit by a cyberattack on Christmas Eve.
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Ex-General Electric engineer sentenced for China-linked espionage plot

A New York man was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison for plotting to commit economic espionage. Documents show that the ex-General Electric (GE) engineer planned to steal trade secrets for China.
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Rail tech company discloses sensitive data breach

Rail technology company, Wabtec, has disclosed a data breach that affected sensitive user information, including passport, social security numbers, and medical records.
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Facial recognition error leads to wrong man’s arrest

Louisiana authorities love to use facial recognition technology, but it has now led to a wrongful arrest of a black man from Georgia, his lawyer said. The case yet again brought attention to racial disparities in the use of the digital tool.
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Twitter data leak – over 200 million user data open to the public

Twitter users face a major security threat as threat actors publicly disclosed 63GB of data, connecting over 200 million Twitter users with their names and email addresses.
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Popular machine learning platform suffers supply chain attack

The open-source machine learning framework, PyTorch, was spoofed by attackers these past holidays in an attempt to steal developer passwords and SSH keys (access credentials in the SSH protocol.)
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Attacker claims Volvo suffered a data breach

A threat actor is allegedly selling sensitive data, including information on vehicles the company sells to law enforcement.
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Ransomware group LockBit apologizes for attack on pediatric medical center

This doesn’t happen often, but the infamous ransomware group LockBit has issued a formal apology for a cyberattack on Canada’s largest pediatric medical center. The cartel has even offered the hospital the code to restore the encrypted system.
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Toyota discloses data breach

A data breach at Toyota Motor's Indian business might have exposed some customers' personal information, it said on Sunday.
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Crooks monitor Twitter complaints to target users via phishing

Scammers monitor user complaints on Twitter to target Indian citizens, according to the recent research by Cyble Research and Intelligence Labs.
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Google pays $29.5 million in location tracking lawsuits

Google settled two lawsuits paying $9.5m and $20m over claims the company tracked its user’s location without their consent.
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Russia risks IT worker flight with remote working law

Russia's buffeted IT sector risks losing more workers in the new year because of planned legislation on remote working, as authorities try to lure back some of the tens of thousands who have gone abroad without prompting them to cut ties completely.
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Ukraine closes fraudulent call center that ripped off thousands

Imposters operating out of a Ukrainian call center defrauded thousands of victims while pretending to be IT security employees at their banks. The scheme has now been closed down.
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Google Home speaker issue allowed eavesdropping

A flaw in Google Home smart speakers could have enabled threat actors to remotely access the devices’ microphone feed and listen in on user conversation.
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Twitter in the spotlight in Ireland: newest data breach to be examined

Elon Musk doesn’t seem to care too much but Ireland’s privacy regulator has already announced it would examine a recently disclosed – yet unconfirmed – data breach at Twitter that might have affected around 400 million users.
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