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Facebook Takes Out Myanmar Military After Bloody Coup

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Facebook Takes Out Myanmar Military After Bloody Coup

Facebook has banned Myanmar’s military (Tatmadaw) from its platform following a coup earlier this month which led to the overthrow of the country’s democratically elected government.

The social network argued that the emergency situation in the Asian nation necessitated a full and indefinite ban from Facebook and Instagram of both Tatmadaw and any state and media entities it controls, as well as ads from military-linked businesses.

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CrowdStrike Slams Microsoft Over SolarWinds Hack

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CrowdStrike Slams Microsoft Over SolarWinds Hack

The United States Senate's select committee on intelligence met yesterday to hear evidence from tech executives regarding the historic hack on Texas-based company SolarWinds

Government agencies issued emergency directives in December after cybersecurity company FireEye detected a supply-chain attack trojanizing SolarWinds' Orion business software updates to distribute malware.

Using SolarWinds and Microsoft programs, hackers believed to have been working for Russia attacked nine federal agencies and around 100 American companies.

The committee heard that both the

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Infosecurity Europe 2021 Postponed with New Event Dates TBA

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Infosecurity Europe 2021 Postponed with New Event Dates TBA

Europe’s leading information security event Infosecurity Europe, originally scheduled for June 8-10 2021 at London Olympia, will now take place at a later date in the year, organizer Reed Exhibitions has announced. This is due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from Reed Exhibitions outlined: “Following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement on the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England we are now working

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Former Power Company Boss to Admit Wire Fraud

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Former Power Company Boss to Admit Wire Fraud

The former CEO of a regulated electric and natural gas public utility in South Carolina is due to plead guilty today in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Kevin B. Marsh is the ex-CEO of SCANA Corporation and former chairman of its board of directors. The Cayce-based company, which was the only Fortune 500 company in South Carolina, merged with Dominion Energy in January 2019 after an incident

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Poor Remote Working Behaviors and Procedures Putting Orgs at Risk

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Poor Remote Working Behaviors and Procedures Putting Orgs at Risk

One-fifth of remote workers in the UK recycle their work email or password to log into consumer websites and apps, such as online shopping and even dating, increasing the risk of their corporate credentials being stolen. This is according to Ivanti’s Secure Consumer Cyber Report, which surveyed 1000 UK home workers about their cybersecurity behaviors.

The research revealed that poor cybersecurity practices by home workers are

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IT Security Firm Kaseya Acquires SOC Platform RocketCyber

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IT Security Firm Kaseya Acquires SOC Platform RocketCyber

Kaseya, a provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has announced the acquisition of managed security operations center (SOC) platform RocketCyber.

RocketCyber will continue to operate as an independent business within Kaseya, led by CEO and co-founder, Carl Banzhof, in Dallas, Texas. Kaseya’s new SOCs will be located in Dallas, Texas, Miami, Florida and Dublin, Ireland,

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Medical Data of 500,000 French Residents Leaked Online

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Medical Data of 500,000 French Residents Leaked Online

Sensitive medical data belonging to nearly half a million French people has been stolen and leaked online, according to a joint investigation by news source Libération and French cybersecurity blog Zataz.

The exposed data, which can be accessed from multiple sites, includes names, phone numbers, and postal addresses of 491,840 individuals. In some cases, it is accompanied by identifying information including Social Security number, birth date, blood type, GP, health insurance

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Bill Bozeman Appointed to Netwatch Group’s Executive Board

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Bill Bozeman Appointed to Netwatch Group’s Executive Board

Netwatch Group has announced the appointment of Bill Bozeman, CPP, to its executive board. The security group, which is comprised of NMC, CalAtlantic and Netwatch, will now receive advice and insights from Bozeman’s 40+ years in the sector to help it meet its corporate objectives in 2021 and beyond.

Bozeman is a world renowned security professional, recognized with numerous industry awards throughout his distinguished career. This includes the

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Legal Firm Leaks 15,000 Cases Via the Cloud

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Legal Firm Leaks 15,000 Cases Via the Cloud

A legal advisory company has inadvertently exposed data on 15,000 cases involving people killed or injured in traffic accidents after a cloud misconfiguration.

Researchers at reviews site WizCase found the AWS S3 bucket containing 55,000 documents wide open. It required no authorization to view the 20GB trove, meaning anyone with the URL could have accessed highly sensitive personal information, the firm claimed.

WizCase traced the

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Ransomware Attacks Double Against Global Universities

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Ransomware Attacks Double Against Global Universities

Global ransomware attacks against universities doubled year-on-year in 2020 as the pandemic forced massive changes to higher education, according to BlueVoyant.

The security vendor’s latest Cybersecurity in Higher Education report is compiled from an analysis of 2702 universities across 43 countries, covering the period January 2019 to September 2020.

It found that ransomware was the number one threat last year, with attacks increasing 100% and average pay-outs totalling

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