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  1. A dataset allegedly containing 200 million unique sets of personally identifiable information (PII) exfiltrated from several popular Japanese website databases emerged on underground forums, FireEye reports.

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  2. Finland-based cybersecurity firm F-Secure on Thursday announced the launch of a new endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution that combines human expertise and artificial intelligence.

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  3. A misconfigured server operated by CalAmp, a company offering the backend for a broad range of well-known car alarm systems, provided anyone with access to data and even allowed for account and vehicle takeover.

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  4. Google is putting yet another nail in the HTTP coffin: starting with Chrome 70, pages that are not served over a secure connection will be marked with a red warning.

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  5. A New Mexico man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on dozens of organizations and for firearms-related charges.

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  6. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced more charges against two Syrian nationals believed to be members of the “Syrian Electronic Army” hacker group.

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  7. A new variant of the Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has emerged, which features new exploits in its arsenal and distributing a new bot, Fortinet researchers warn.

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  8. How Can Businesses Minimize the Risk Created by IoT While Ensuring Networks Are Secure?

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  9. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week published its long-delayed Cybersecurity Strategy. It had been mandated by Congress to deliver a strategy by March 2017, and did so on May 15, 2018.

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  10. A threat actor with ties to hacker groups believed to be operating out of Iran has been targeting the industrial networks of organizations in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.

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  11. Cisco has found and patched three critical unauthorized access vulnerabilities in its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) platform.

    Cisco DNA is a solution that helps enterprises automate network operations, making it easy to design, provision and apply policies across their environments.

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  12. The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced its strategy to reduce cyber risks in the energy sector and outlined its goals, objectives and activities for the next five years.

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  13. Net neutrality in the U.S. is a bi-partisan issue being fought in a very partisan manner. It was introduced in the Democrat Obama-years, and abandoned by the Republican Trump-installed FCC chairman Ajit Pau. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass. filed a procedural petition that would allow a debate on overturning the FCC ruling via the Congressional Review Act.

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  14. Jigsaw, an incubator run by Google parent Alphabet, this week announced the availability of Project Shield – which offers free distributed denial of service (DDoS) protections – for the U.S. political community.

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  15. Hackers who targeted Mexico's interbank payment system made off with more than $15 million in the past several weeks, the Bank of Mexico said Wednesday.

    The amount of funds involved in the irregular activity totaled "approximately 300 million pesos ($15.3 million)," central bank governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon told reporters.

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  16. GDPR Will Impact the Availability of WHOIS Data to Security Researchers and Investigators

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  17. A 37-year-old Latvian resident was convicted by a U.S. jury on Wednesday for his role in the operation of a counter antivirus service named Scan4You. Sentencing is scheduled for September 21.

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  18. The US Senate voted Wednesday to restore so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally, the latest step in a years-long battle on internet regulation.

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  19. Why Do We Get Angry With People for Doing What We Incentivize Them to Do?

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  20. Taiwan-based industrial automation company Advantech has released an update for its WebAccess product to address nearly a dozen vulnerabilities, including critical flaws that allow arbitrary code execution.

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