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Recent articles by Zack:

Socket lands $4.6M to audit and catch malicious open-source code –

The startup began working on a tool to help prevent a repeat of some of the worst software supply chain attacks. → Read More

Tech giants support New York ban on geofence and keyword search warrants –

Eleven tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, support the state bill to ban the controversial warrants. → Read More

Workrise fixes API that spilled users’ personal information –

A security researcher said the API allowed anyone to retrieve personal information about subcontractors without needing a password. → Read More

Health startup myNurse to shut down after data breach exposed health records –

The company announced it would shutter at the end of May, two months after a data breach of patients' health information. → Read More

How to remove your personal information from Google search results

You can now ask Google to remove search results that contain confidential personal data, including ID documents and contact information. → Read More

Web scraping is legal, US appeals court reaffirms –

The landmark case was bounced back to the Ninth Circuit by the U.S. Supreme Court. → Read More

‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps –

The rare first-hand account will help lawmakers and prosecutors investigate Chinese technology giants accused of enabling human rights abuses. → Read More

HacWare lands $2.3M to expand cybersecurity awareness training –

The New York-based cybersecurity startup says it'll use the funding to expand its engineering and sales teams. → Read More

Autonomous robots used in hundreds of hospitals at risk of remote hijacks –

The five flaws allowed anyone to view real-time robot camera feeds and remotely control the robots. → Read More

“We probably pissed away $200 million,” CEO told employees in layoffs meeting –

Vishal Garg admits he 'failed' on multiple fronts in leaked recording addressing significant staff cuts. → Read More

FBI operation aims to take down massive Russian GRU botnet –

The botnet is attributed to Sandworm, hackers known to work for Russia's military intelligence. → Read More

NSO hacked new Pegasus victims weeks after Apple sought injunction –

Jordanian journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders were targeted in the latest wave of phone hacking. → Read More

Skiff lands $10.5M to build out its end-to-end encrypted workspaces

The startup already has more than 20,000 people using its end-to-end encrypted document editor. → Read More

Lapsus$ found a spreadsheet of passwords as they breached Okta, documents show –

The documents provide the most detailed account so far of how the Lapsus$ hackers targeted Okta's network. → Read More

Okta says hundreds of companies impacted by security breach –

Hackers compromised Okta's network via its customer support company Sykes. → Read More

Okta confirms January breach after hackers publish screenshots of its internal network –

The authentication giant said screenshots shared online "are connected" to its January breach. → Read More

A security lapse exposed India’s CISF personnel files and health records –

A database was accessible from the internet but wasn't protected with a password. → Read More

Ukrainian hackers say HackerOne is blocking their bug bounty payouts –

"I think they blocked payments for everyone who registered from Ukraine," said one security researcher. → Read More

Ubisoft won’t say why it reset employee passwords after ‘cyber incident’ –

Gaming giant Ubisoft has confirmed a cybersecurity incident that led to the mass-reset of company passwords, but has declined to say what the incident actually was. In a brief statement, Ubisoft said: “Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that caused temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services. Our IT teams […] → Read More

European lawmakers launch investigation into use of Pegasus spyware by EU states –

The committee will investigate the use of Pegasus by EU member states and possible violations of EU law. → Read More