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F.B.I. Examining if Hackers Gained Access to Clinton Aides’ Emails
nytimes.com
The F.B.I. investigation into the suspected state-sponsored Russian theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks has expanded to determine if aides and organizations considered close to Hillary Clinton were also attacked, according to federal officials involved in the investigation.
Your Wireless Keyboard Could Be Giving Your Secrets Away
washingtonpost.com
Every keystroke you make on some wireless keyboards can be spied on by hackers lurking nearby, according to research released Tuesday by the cybersecurity firm Bastille. The “vast majority” of low-cost wireless keyboards are vulnerable to an attack that researchers have dubbed “KeySniffer,” according to the company.
Kimpton Hotels Probes Card Breach Claims
krebsonsecurity.com
Assuming a breach at Kimpton is confirmed, the company would join a long list of hotel brands that have acknowledged card breaches over the last year after prompting by KrebsOnSecurity, including Trump Hotels (twice), Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, and White Lodging (twice). Breaches also have hit hospitality chains Starwood Hotels and Hyatt.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Sex Offender Sentenced in Decades-Long Identity Theft Scheme
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
cbsnews.com
A Texas man whose life was ruined by a convicted child sex offender who stole his identity saw his impostor sentenced Monday in Kansas, a final courtroom step as he repairs the havoc the decades-long ordeal caused.
Former Healthcare Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Using Patient Information
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
beckershospitalreview.com
According to court documents, Montgomery, Ala., resident Alana Wells admitted to stealing the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of patients from her employer's database protected under HIPPA.
A Hackable Election: 5 Things You Need to Know About E-Voting Machines
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
csoonline.com
E-voting machines without attached printers are still being used in a handful of presidential swing states, leading some voting security advocates to worry about the potential of a hacked election.
European Privacy Body Slams Shut Backdoors Everywhere
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
theregister.co.uk
On encryption, Buttarelli is unequivocal: The new rules should also clearly allow users to use end-to-end encryption (without 'backdoors') to protect their electronic communications. Decryption, reverse engineering or monitoring of communications protected by encryption should be prohibited.
Privacy and Cybersecurity Are Not the Same, and Americans Care Far More About Cybersecurity
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
aei.org
While policy discussions focus too much on privacy issues, the NTIA data show that the security issues are of greater moment to Internet users. It’s time that we recognize that privacy and security are different problems that raise different concerns and require different solutions.