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  • White House explodes at Omarosa's 'lack of character and integrity' by threatening national...

    08/12/2018 9:05:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 13, 2018 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor and Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailyma
    FULL TITLE: White House explodes at Omarosa's 'lack of character and integrity' by threatening national security and smuggling her smartphone into secure Situation Room to record her own firing Nine hours after former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman shocked the political world with an audiotape of her own firing made in the ultra-secure Situation Room, the Trump administration fired back at the former reality TV star. 'The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on...
  • Major Breach As UK Security Allowed Protesting Paraglider To Fly Within Yards Of Trump In Scotland

    07/14/2018 4:45:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    GP ^ | 07/14/18 | Kristinn Taylor
    This was an appalling security breach that could have resulted in dozens killed and wounded–including President Trump. Friday night soon after Trump arrived at his Trump Turnberry golf club in Scotland, a Greenpeace protester flying a motored paraglider with a large anti-Trump banner hanging below flew within yards overhead of Trump who was outside receiving guests, forcing him to race inside with his Secret Service detail. Inexplicably, first U.K. security on the perimeter and then U.S. security on top and around the building allowed the paraglider to fly unmolested over Trump, members of his national security team, senior administration officials...
  • Equifax breach: just how much personal data was compromised?

    05/10/2018 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gennie · 30 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | 05/10/18 | Stronghold Cyber Security
    In a filing on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission which was provided to congressional committees, the exact scope of the Equifax data breach was revealed. Just how much personal data was exposed in the Equifax breach of 2017? The sensitive, personally identifiable information of the Equifax breach contained: 146.6 million birthdays 145.5 million Social Security numbers were compromised 99 million addresses 27.3 million gender identifications 20.3 million phone numbers 17.6 million driver’s license numbers 1.8 million email addresses 200,000 credit card numbers and expiration dates
  • SunTrust announces possible breach of 1.5 million customer records

    04/21/2018 8:58:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Clark Howard ^ | 4-20-2018 | Theo Thimou
    What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach On April 20, SunTrust Bank announced that an insider may have stolen records on 1,500,000 customers with the criminal intent of sharing them outside the organization. The bank first became aware of the likelihood of “inappropriate access” of records in February. A subsequent internal investigation now points to an ex-employee for the alleged theft. It is believed the culprit tried to print the records and share them with a “criminal third party,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The investigation is still ongoing as the bank continues to work closely with...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok was told of possible breach into Clinton's server but didn't follow up

    03/06/2018 2:41:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/05/18 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    During the final months of the Clinton email investigation, FBI agent Peter Strzok was advised of an irregularity in the metadata of Hillary Clinton’s server that suggested a possible breach, but there was no significant follow up, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. Sources told Fox News that Strzok, who sent anti-Trump text messages that got him removed from the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, was told about the metadata anomaly in 2016, but Strzok did not support a formal damage assessment.
  • Equifax breach: What you can do ... and what public pressure may do

    09/18/2017 4:23:10 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 18, 2017 | Laurent Belsie
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Hackers broke into the credit-report company Equifax and stole personal data on up to 143 million Americans. Individual actions can help control the damage. And collective action may lead to new safeguards. The Equifax breach, which occurred over 2-1/2 months, compromised personal data, including Social Security numbers. The incursion affects three-quarters of US adults with a credit score. Here’s a concise look at what happened, the variety of steps that consumers can take, and the pressure for new steps to guard credit data. Q: What happened? From mid-May through July, hackers exploited a weakness in the...
  • Equifax Data Breach: A Lesson And What Happens Now

    09/12/2017 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Gennie · 25 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | September 11, 2017 | Jason McNew
    A lesson from the Equifax data breach – in the cyber security realm, we look at networks as falling into two categories: those that have been breached, and those that are going to get breached. It is clear for all Americans to see now, that the same is true of personal information, too. Either your personal information has been leaked, or it is going to get leaked. Whether its Target, OPM (Office of Personnel Management), or Equifax – neither the government or corporations can protect individual privacy — at least not with the existing American system built upon the stone-aged...
  • There's a line in the new Equifax fine print that's raising eyebrows

    09/08/2017 12:20:07 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 09/08/2017 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    Credit reporting agency Equifax reported a massive security breach on Thursday. The breach may have exposed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other important personal information that has left 143 million US consumers vulnerable to ID theft. Equifax immediately offered a complimentary ID-theft monitoring program called TrustedID. However, blowback ensued quickly on Friday as the TrustedID terms of service require users to waive their right to sue or join a class action lawsuit to receive the monitoring. An Equifax spokesperson said the waiver “applies to the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection products, and not the cybersecurity...
  • Equifax Executives Sold Stock Before Revealing Data Breach Exposing 143 Million To Identity Theft

    09/08/2017 6:43:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 09/07/17
    A data breach discovered in July may have affected as many as 143 million U.S. consumers, credit tracker Equifax said Thursday. And three of the company's executives sold nearly $2 million in Equifax shares days after the cyberattack was discovered, SEC filings show. It was unclear whether their share sales had anything to do with the breach, CNBC reports. An Equifax spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Leaked data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver's license numbers, CNBC reported. The company added that 209,000 U.S. credit card numbers were also obtained....
  • Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

    06/19/2017 1:23:56 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/19/2017 | staff writer
    Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Anyone could access the data as long as they had a link to it.
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/07/2017 8:58:27 AM PDT · by MeganC · 35 replies
    Circa.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the NSA's collection of data...
  • Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

    06/06/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    circa ^ | 06/06/17 | John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden's now infamous breach. And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties. {..snip..}
  • Evacuations ordered due to levee breach south of Manteca

    02/20/2017 8:08:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 20th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) — A levee near Manteca was breached Monday night leading to mandatory evacuations in the area, according to San Joaquin County officials said. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for people living within the below boundary:.... The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the pictured area on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, due to a levee breach south of Manteca. The warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Democrat Adam Schiff Condemns FBI's 'Ambiguity Bomb'

    10/31/2016 2:32:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 31, 2016 | By Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "I think this was a terrible error in judgment by the director to release this kind of ambiguous letter," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, told ABC's "This Week." "That kind of an ambiguity bomb this close to election was a terrible lapse in judgment," Schiff said. "The DOJ policies against making a statement about a pending or closed case -- and certainly not doing it in the days leading up to an investigation -- is there for a reason. It's designed to ensure fairness. "It's also designed to ensure that the...
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Ubuntu user forums hack leaks millions of user details

    07/18/2016 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 18 2016 6:27AM | Juha Saarinen
    Canonical, the parent company of popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has disclosed that its user web forums have suffered a major data breach. Over the weekend, Canonical said that it had come across claims that a third party had a copy of the Ubuntu Forums database. The company was able to verify that a breach had taken place, with a database containing details of two million Ubuntu Forums users being leaked. No "active passwords" were copied over, although the attacker downloaded the random, hashed and salted strings generated by Ubuntu Single Sign On that is used for Forum logins. Canonical shut...
  • Romanian Hacker Guccifer: "I Breached Clinton Server, It Was Easy"

    The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. "For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker "Guccifer," told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
  • Hello Kitty hack: Parents warned as database leak hits 3.3m users

    12/20/2015 7:36:17 PM PST · by Utilizer
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | December 20, 2015 17:42 GMT | Tom Mendelsohn
    Personal data belonging to the accounts of 3.3m Hello Kitty fans is available to download online - and much of it probably belongs to children. The database for sanriotown.com, the official online home of Hello Kitty and a large cast of other Sanrio characters, is easily accessible according to online security researcher Chris Vickery. This means that sensitive information including users' real names, email addresses, account passwords, genders, birthdays and country of origin is all exposed, or encoded in easy-to-crack form. Hello Kitty is popular amongst both adults and children, and internet security experts are warning parents to make sure...
  • White House Blocks Pentagon Report on Russian Treaty Breach

    08/11/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Bill Gertz
    The White House is blocking the release of a Pentagon risk assessment of Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to a senior House leader. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, disclosed the existence of the Pentagon assessment last month and said the report is needed for Congress’ efforts to address the problem in legislation. “As we look to the near-term future, we need to consider how we’re going to respond to Russia’s INF violations,” Rogers said in an Air Force Association breakfast July 8. “Congress will not continue to tolerate
  • OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach

    07/09/2015 12:36:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The federal personnel agency will announce Thursday that a breach of OPM data revealed the information of 21.5 million federal employees and their families. More than 21 million Social Security numbers were compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, the agency announced Thursday. That number is in addition to the 4.2 million social security numbers that were compromised in another data breach at OPM that was made public in June. The second data breach, which officials have privately linked to China, affected 21.5 million federal employees...