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Recent articles by Zack:

Jamaica’s JamCOVID pulled offline after third security lapse exposed travelers’ data –

Over half a million traveler quarantine orders were left unprotected. → Read More

SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks –

Russian hackers were blamed for the attacks on at least nine federal agencies. → Read More

Jamaica’s Amber Group fixes second JamCOVID security lapse –

The Jamaican government contractor left JamCOVID server credentials and passwords in a file on its website. → Read More

California DMV warns of data breach after a contractor was hit by ransomware –

The state has more than 35 million registered vehicles. → Read More

Jamaica’s immigration website exposed thousands of travelers’ data –

Exclusive: Months of immigration documents and COVID-19 lab results were left on an unprotected server. → Read More

Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaints –

Users were unable to access their files, calendars, and documents for hours. → Read More

Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage –

Notion, the online workspace startup that last year was valued at over $2 billion, was hit by an outage after a DNS outage. The collaborative online office and document service was not loading as of around 9am ET on Friday, preventing anyone who relies on the service from accessing their cloud-stored data. In a since-deleted […] → Read More

A webcam app left thousands of user accounts exposed online –

The database contained about 124 million rows of data for several thousand users. → Read More

Ancestry says it fought two police requests to search its DNA database –

The DNA profiling company said it challenged the requests, which were later withdrawn. → Read More

Israeli startup CYE raises $100M to help companies shore up their cyber-defenses –

Cybersecurity startup CYE has raised $100 million in a new growth round, led by investment firm EQT and with participation from 83North. CYE was founded in 2012 by Reuven Aronashvili to help companies shore up their security posture. It does this in large part by conducting offensive operations against their customers — with their explicit […] → Read More

Decrypted: A hacker attempted to poison Florida town’s water supply –

This week's Decrypted explores why a Florida town's water supply was able to be hacked to begin with. → Read More

CD Projekt hit by ransomware attack, refuses to pay ransom –

The game maker said it believes that user data was not compromised. → Read More

Minneapolis police used geofence warrant at George Floyd protests –

The warrant ordered Google to turn over a set of user account data on protesters who were near to where the violence began. → Read More

Clearview AI ruled ‘illegal’ by Canadian privacy authorities –

"What Clearview does is mass surveillance and it is illegal," said Canada's privacy commissioner. → Read More

MetroMile says a website bug let a hacker obtain driver’s license numbers –

The auto insurance startup just secured a $50 million investment from a former Uber executive. → Read More

Amazon says government demands for user data spiked by 800% in 2020 –

That data includes shopping searches and data from its Echo, Fire, and Ring devices. → Read More

Location broker X-Mode continues to track users despite app store bans –

Apple and Google banned apps from sharing users' location data with X-Mode, a data broker with links to U.S. military contractors. → Read More

Apple says iOS 14.4 fixes three security bugs ‘actively exploited’ by hackers –

The iPhone maker said attackers may have exploited the security flaws before they were patched. → Read More

Cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk raises $2.25M to help prevent data breaches –

The startup helps companies understand their attack surface by looking for things that are exposed but shouldn't be. → Read More

Decrypted: With more SolarWinds fallout, Biden picks his cybersecurity team –

This week's Decrypted looks at who will lead the response to the SolarWinds breach and which new victims have come forward. → Read More