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Marriott breach: Starwood’s hacker tier rewards millions of customer records

It’s probably as good a time as any to mention that releasing major breach announcements on Fridays is a worn-out trope by this point. That didn’t stop Marriott from announcing a breach of Starwood’s reservation system affecting 500 million people to kick off this Friday with a bang. Another Friday Another Breach Announcement If you weren’t planning on sharing four… Read more →

Huawei warns bans will increase prices and put US behind in 5G race

The American government has been increasing the pressure on allies to boycott network products from Huawei, China’s giant telecoms equipment provider. In response, Huawei has warned that restricting competition will increase prices and delay the implementation of 5G, putting the US behind rival countries. Also: Huawei plans to pack 5G into its foldable phone, says report CNET Speaking in Mandarin,… Read more →

Moscow’s new cable car system infected with ransomware two days after launch

Image: MKD A hacker has infected the computer systems of Moscow’s new cable car system with ransomware, two days after Moscow’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin launched it in a fancy ceremony. The infection impacted the servers of the Moscow Ropeway (MKD), a new agency set up to manage Moscow’s re-built cable car line, a 720-meter long line that spans across the… Read more →

​Marriott faces massive data breach expenses even with cybersecurity insurance

Marriott’s disclosure of a data breach impacting as many as 500 million consumers is going to result in technology, security, and legal expenses for years to come — and the tab is likely to be in the billions of dollars. The hotel company said that information on about 500 million guests may have been breached on its Starwood network since… Read more →

Marriott reveals data breach affecting 500 million hotel guests

International hotel chain Marriott announced today a security breach during which the personal details of 500 million hotel guests was stolen. Security 101 Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies Take these simple steps to help protect yourself against hackers and government surveillance. Read More The breach happened in 2014, but Marriott says it became aware of it… Read more →

These are the worst hacks, cyberattacks, and data breaches of 2018

How to spot a fake ICO (in pictures) Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are part of the cryptocurrency Wild West, but how do you know what is fraudulent and what is legitimate? Source Article from are the worst hacks, cyberattacks, and data breaches of 2018 blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

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No hype, just fact: Artificial intelligence in simple business terms AI has become one of the great, meaningless buzzwords of our time. In this video, the Chief Data Scientist of Dun and Bradstreet explains AI in clear business terms. Read More Human-computer interaction (HCI) has a big problem: humans have personalities and emotions; computers don’t. So how does the computer… Read more →

Tech worker power: The ghost in Google’s boardroom

Tech workers in SF – will they get off the bus? Google’s workers are getting bolder and more frequent in their disagreement with their leaders as shown by this week’s protest of plans to re-enter the Chinese market. Their activism has been encouraged by the success earlier this year in stopping the company bidding on a multi-billion AI military project…. Read more →

Samba Trojan becomes the bread and butter of fresh attack campaign

The Butter attack campaign has been bolstered through the deployment of the Samba Trojan, a recent change to the stealthy criminal operation. Researchers from cybersecurity firm GuardiCore have been tracking the Butter campaign since 2015 and while attacks originating from the criminals behind it have been generally limited — specifically, only from four IPs — a new payload has now… Read more →

Using the cloud to turn governance into a business advantage

Small businesses face significant regulatory pressure. Take the recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which creates significant hurdles for managers doing business in the European Union around the management of customer’s information. Before the enactment earlier this year, the UK’s data protection watchdog – the Information Commissioner’s Office – received more than 2,500 calls every week from small businesses… Read more →

Yamaha Motor Co. bets on a wearable robot just for skiers

Roam Robotics, a company that makes a robotic brace for skiers, just closed a $12 million Series A. Leading the round was Yamaha Motor Co., along with investors Boost VC, Heuristics Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, and others. Roam’s signature product, ELEVATE, is aimed squarely at the 16 million Americans who participate in snow sports. The device comprises two braces that… Read more →