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  1. A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.

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  2. Kaspersky Lab security researchers have analyzed another exploit tool that was supposedly stolen from the National Security Agency-linked Equation Group.

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  3. Thousands of projects are possibly impacted by a jQuery File Upload plugin vulnerability that has been actively exploited in the wild, a security researcher has discovered.

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  4. A Connecticut city has paid $2,000 to restore access to its computer system after a ransomware attack.

    West Haven officials said Thursday they paid the money to anonymous attackers through the digital currency bitcoin to unlock 23 servers and restore access to city data.

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  5. A China-linked cyber espionage group known as Tick was observed using the Datper malware in a recent campaign, Cisco Talos security researchers reveal.

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  6. The Indiana National Guard says a state, non-military computer server containing personal information on civilian and military Guard personnel was the target of a recent ransomware attack.

    The Guard said Thursday it is notifying the affected personnel that they should be alert for suspicious activity or fraudulent accounts being opened in their name.

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  7. Vulnerabilities discovered in the FreeRTOS operating system can expose a wide range of systems to attacks, including smart home devices and critical infrastructure, researchers warn.

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  8. EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

    With concerns growing about the malign cyber activities of several countries around the world, notably Russia, the bloc's leaders called for work to begin to set up sanctions to punish hackers.

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  9. Mozilla says Firefox Nightly now supports encrypting the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Server Name Indication (SNI) extension, several weeks after Cloudflare announced it turned on Encrypted SNI (ESNI) across all of its network.

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  10. Developers of the Drupal content management system (CMS) have patched several vulnerabilities in the 7 and 8 branches, including serious flaws that can be exploited for remote code execution.

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  11. Splunk recently patched several vulnerabilities in its Enterprise and Light products, including flaws that have been rated “high severity.”

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  12. Vulnerabilities in telepresence robots could provide an attacker not only with command execution capabilities, but also with access to a live video stream from the device, Zingbox reports.

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  13. Researchers have demonstrated that the near-field communication (NFC) protocol can be used to exfiltrate small amounts of data, such as passwords and encryption keys, over relatively long distances.

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  14. Apple users can now get a copy of the data the tech giant has on them, directly from a refreshed and expanded privacy website rolled out this week.

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  15. Google has packed the recently launched Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices with Titan M, a hardened security microcontroller that can better protect information at hardware level.

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  16. A recently observed cyber-espionage campaign targeting South Korea, the United States and Canada is reusing malicious code previously associated with state-sponsored Chinese group APT1, McAfee reports.

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  17. As more and more organizations embrace the migration to the cloud, there are the inevitable questions that arise around its safety. Specifically, enterprises need to know that their data is going to be secure if they choose to embrace a cloud-based model, particularly a public cloud.

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  18. In Facebook's "War Room," a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity.

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  19. A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

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  20. Tumblr on Wednesday disclosed a vulnerability that could have been exploited to obtain user account information, including email addresses and protected passwords.

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