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  1. WizCase experts have identified an unprotected Elasticsearch server that contained terabytes of data pertaining to users of Microsoft’s Bing mobile application.

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  2. Microsoft announced on Tuesday at its Ignite 2020 conference that it has extended its threat protection portfolio and it has unified some of its cybersecurity solutions.

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  3. A global police sting has netted 179 vendors selling illegal goods online and seized millions in currency, drugs and guns, heralding an end to the "golden age" of dark web markets, Europol said Tuesday.

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  4. Hacker-powered bug hunting platform HackerOne on Tuesday announced that it paid more than $44.75 million in bounty rewards over the past 12 months, with the total payouts to date surpassing $107 million.

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  5. Kognos emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with an extended detection and response (XDR) platform that the company says leverages artificial intelligence to enable organizations to more efficiently detect, investigate and respond to attacks.

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  6. German authorities probing a cyber attack on a hospital's IT system that led to a fatal delay in treatment for a critically ill woman believe the software used can be traced back to Russian hackers.

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  7. Microsoft has detailed the steps involved in the processing of vulnerability reports, so that reporting researchers know what to expect when submitting information on a bug.

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  8. A United Kingdom national who was a member of ‘The Dark Overlord’ hacking group was sentenced to five years in federal prison, the United States Department of Justice announced this week.

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  9. The National Security Agency (NSA) has published two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with recommendations for National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) workers and system administrators on securing networks and responding to incidents during the work-from-home period.

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  10. A vulnerability identified in Firefox for Android could have been exploited to remotely open arbitrary websites on a targeted user’s phone without the need to click on links, install malicious applications, or conduct man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.

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  11. Mozilla is decommissioning Firefox Send and Firefox Notes, two legacy services that emerged out of the Firefox Test Pilot program.

    Firefox Send, the browser maker reveals, is being discontinued because it has been abused for delivering malware and phishing attacks.

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  12. Perhaps the most secretive firm to emerge from Silicon Valley, Palantir Technologies is set for a stock market debut this month that may shed light on the Big Data firm specializing in law enforcement and national security.

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  13. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) last week released a report outlining cyber incident response and recovery best practices for electric utilities.

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  14. A US judge on Sunday blocked the government's ban on WeChat downloads, hours before it was due to take effect in an ongoing technology and espionage battle between Washington and Beijing.

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  15. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday issued an Emergency Directive that requires federal agencies to install fixes for a Netlogon elevation of privilege vulnerability for which Microsoft released patches in August 2020.

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  16. President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company.

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  17. Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it.

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  18. Mozi, a relatively new botnet, has fueled a significant increase in Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity, IBM reported this week.

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  19. Iranian Cyber Attacks

    Iranian Group Found Spying on Dissidents

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  20. The founder and CEO of NS8, a cyber fraud prevention and protection company, has been charged with fraud just months after the firm raised $123 million in funding, the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday.

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