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This California agency wants to know what happens to all that connected car data

The troves of data collected by today’s modern connected cars has long been viewed as a cash cow — a yet untapped opportunity that could boost profits for automakers. Now one California agency wants to know exactly how that data might be used. The California Privacy Protection Agency announced plans this week to review the […]

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Hacker responsible for 2020 Twitter breach sentenced to prison

Three years after one of the most visible hacks in recent history played out in real-time in front of millions of Twitter users, one of the hackers responsible for the breach will now serve time in federal prison. Joseph James O’Connor, 24, was sentenced Friday in a New York federal court to five years in

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LockBit claims ransomware attack on pharma giant Granules India

The Russia-linked ransomware group LockBit has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Indian pharmaceutical giant Granules India, and published portions of the data it allegedly stole. LockBit’s dark web leak site listed Granules India as one of its latest victims on Wednesday, according to a listing seen by TechCrunch. Granules India has yet to confirm

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A popular Android app began secretly spying on its users months after it was listed on Google Play

A cybersecurity firm says a popular Android screen recording app that racked up tens of thousands of downloads on Google’s app store subsequently began spying on its users, including by stealing microphone recordings and other documents from the user’s phone. Research by ESET found that the Android app, “iRecorder — Screen Recorder,” introduced the malicious

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Backed by Sequoia Southeast Asia, SquareX protects web users with disposable browsers

Much of our computer time is spent in a web browser, where we check emails, create documents, transfer files, carry out online banking, shop or stream entertainment. This leaves us vulnerable to security threats like phishing, identity theft and session hijacking, but many cybersecurity tools were created when the main threats were file viruses, worms

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Hacked verified Facebook pages impersonating Meta are buying ads from Meta

Sketchy Facebook pages impersonating businesses are nothing new, but a flurry of recent scams is particularly brazen. A handful of verified Facebook pages were hacked recently and spotted slinging likely malware through ads approved by and purchased through the platform. But the accounts should be easy to catch — in some cases, they were impersonating

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