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  1. A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to his role in an ATM “jackpotting” operation, the United States Department of Justice announced this week.

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  2. The author of a newly discovered malware downloader allows interested parties to set up a botshop and build a malware distribution network, Netscout Arbor reveals.

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  3. By Controlling Security Technology Portion Size, Organizations Can Better Address Strategic Requirements and Work More Efficiently

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  4. A newly discovered attack against Google Home and Chromecast devices can reveal a user’s precise physical location, a security researcher has discovered.

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  5. Researchers Discovered More Than 21,000 Container Orchestration and API Management Systems Exposed to the Public Internet

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  6. Hackers stole more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea's top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit's price falling around the world on Wednesday.

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  7. VirusTotal, which recently became part of Alphabet’s new cybersecurity company Chronicle, announced on Tuesday the launch of a new service designed to help software developers and security vendors reduce the number of false positive detections.

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  8. A China-linked cyber espionage group has breached the systems of satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors in the United States and Southeast Asia, Symantec reported on Tuesday.

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  9. Endpoint security firm Cylance announced Tuesday afternoon that it has closed a $120 million funding round led by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and including other investors. 

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  10. Despite advances in cybersecurity technology, the number of days to detect a breach has increased from an average of 201 days in 2016 to an average of 206 days just a year later, according to the 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study.

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  11. Sunnyvale, California – based endpoint security firm CrowdStrike today announced that it has secured over $200 million through a Series E round of financing, valuing the company north of $3 billion.

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  12. Cybercriminals have been leveraging a technique that involves manipulating font sizes in an effort to increase the chances of their phishing emails bypassing the protections implemented by Microsoft in Office 365.

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  13. Olympic Destroyer, the malware involved in a campaign targeting this year’s Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been used recently in attacks aimed at organizations in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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  14. Two individuals pleaded guilty recently over their role in a scheme that involved fraudulent loans obtained using personal information stolen in the massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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  15. Waltham, Mass-based Uptycs has emerged from stealth today with the announcement of $10 million Series A funding. The investment was led by ForgePoint Capital and Comcast Ventures.

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  16. A newly detailed Android remote access Trojan (RAT) is leveraging Telegram’s bot functionality to control infected devices, ESET reveals.

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  17. Legislation – especially complex legislation – often comes with unintended consequences. The EU’s General Data protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force May 25, 2018, is an example of complex legislation.

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  18. A former employee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been charged with stealing classified national defense information from the agency and sharing it with WikiLeaks.

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  19. The Betabot Trojan is being spread in a multi-stage attack that starts with malicious Office documents attempting to exploit a 17-year old vulnerability.

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