Facebook’s Libra project confirms its governing council after several major companies withdraw

After some of its major backers including eBay, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa Inc. announced their withdrawals, 21 members of the Facebook-led Libra Association formally signed onto its charter and formalized the Libra Association council. The project aimed at establishing Libra – the permissioned blockchain digital currency – has been intensely scrutinized since its announcement in […]

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Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers’ Money Goes

Researchers following the ransomware variant uncover new data on how much its affiliates earn and where they spend it. Ransomware generates massive profits for its operators. How much do they make, and how do their spend their illicit earnings? Newly published research on Sodinokibi ransomware sheds some light on this. The McAfee Advanced Threat Research […]

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Ten-Ton Widgets

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Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming more interconnected, with IoT (Internet of Things) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is the centerpiece of […]

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Top 5 Highlights from MPOWER 2019

Fellow security experts gathered at MPOWER 2019 to strategize, network, and learn about the newest and most innovative ways to ward off advanced cyberattacks. This year’s attendees had a special opportunity to hear from cybersecurity thought leaders as they shared their insights on our ever-changing industry. The latest applications, workload and infrastructure designed to protect […]

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“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards

“BriansClub,” one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop in 2019 […]

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10 Spooky Designs to Get You Inspired This Halloween

Is the eerie spirit of Halloween haunting your designs? Find spooky inspiration in these ten ghoulish illustrations, videos, and photos. From Polish artist Piotr Jabłoński’s off-kilter and unnerving fantasy paintings to Caley Hicks’ cutesy take on Halloween themes, you’re sure to find something here to get you in the spooky mood. Looking for spine-chilling photos, […]

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Sophos for Sale: Thoma Bravo Offers $3.9B

Sophos’ board of directors plans to unanimously recommend the offer to the company’s shareholders. The endpoint security market today saw the start of another acquisition with private equity firm Thoma Bravo offering to acquire Sophos for $7.40 per share, or about $3.9 billion. Sophos’ board of directors plans to “unanimously recommend” the offer to its […]

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