Hacker Puts up 10 Million Stolen Medical Records on the Black Market

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Hacker Puts up 10 Million Stolen Medical Records on the Black Market
A malicious hacker is selling 10 million patient records after claiming to have stolen them. The hacker, who goes by the moniker ‘thedarkoverlord’ is seeking 750 bitcoins for the data trove, or about half a million dollars in current exchange rates.

EU Data Sharing to China Under the Privacy Scanner
A group of European Members of Parliament (MEPs) have sought formal questioning of European Union data sharing mechanisms with China. Personal data flows between the EU and China have become a pressing reality in practice within contemporary cloud computing environments.

Cloud Backup Firm Carbonite Issues Mandatory Password Reset for 1.5 Million Customers
Carbonite, an online cloud backup firm, is forcing all of its users, totaling to some 1.5 million, to reset their passwords after detecting some user accounts being targeted in a password reuse attack.

Mobile Malware Leaves 90% Android Devices Vulnerable
A new family of malware, known as Godless, has been discovered as a serious exploit that leaves “virtually any Android device running Android 5.1 (Lollipop) or earlier,” vulnerable. That’s nearly 90% of all Android phones.

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How A Simple Business Card Can Turn Your iPhone Into A Spyphone
What makes the gyroscope such an attractive feature for exploitation is that unlike microphones or cameras, the rotation sensor does not require any special permissions to be used by external parties.

How to Spot Ingenico Self-Checkout Skimmers
There are countless nationwide retailers that have hundreds of thousands of Ingenico devices installed in self-checkout lanes, and that in turn means millions of employees and customers who are the first lines of defense against skimmers.

Google Chrome security tips for the paranoid at heart
Users bear part of the responsibility for online security; Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla cannot predict how you'll use the browser, so the default settings may or may not work for you. There are tweaks you can set on Chrome to make it better fit your security needs. Check out these tricks to making your browsing experience more secure.

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