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  1. A US congressional committee on Monday asked for a briefing on a Google project to modernize healthcarewhile giving the internet titan access to millions of people's medical data.

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  2. It took Swiss-based industrial technology solutions provider ABB five years to inform customers of a critical vulnerability affecting one of its products, and the researcher who found it says this increased the chances of threat actors discovering and exploiting the security flaw.

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  3. Popular password manager 1Password has closed a $200 million Series A round, which the company says is the first outside investment following 14 years of growth and profitability. 

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  4. A 20-year-old Cypriot wanted for hacking offences in the United States is set to be the country's first citizen to be extradited there, his lawyer said Monday.

    The FBI accuses Joshua Epifaniou of extorting thousands of dollars from US firms while still a teenager by breaking into their IT systems and threatening to leak their data if they didn't pay.

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  5. An Illinois man was sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role as administrator of stresser services that launched millions of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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  6. A major exercise whose goal was to test the cyber and physical security of North America’s grid has enabled the energy industry and governments to review and improve incident response plans and collaboration.

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  7. A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices.

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  8. White hat hackers have earned $545,000 for successfully demonstrating zero-day exploits targeting products from VMware, Microsoft, Google, Apple, D-Link, and Adobe at the 2019 Tianfu Cup hacking competition that took place over the weekend in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province.

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  9. Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday.

    The Pew Research Center report said more than 60 percent of US adults believe it is impossible to go about daily life without having personal information collected by companies or the government.

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  10. GitHub this week announced GitHub Security Lab, a new initiative aimed at making open source software more secure. 

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  11. Two Massachusetts men were arrested and charged this week for employing SIM swapping in attacks aimed at stealing cryptocurrency from their victims’ accounts.

    The two, Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, were charged in an 11-count indictment, the United States Department of Justice announced.

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  12. Siemens is working on addressing a vulnerability that can be exploited by a skilled attacker to execute arbitrary code on its SIMATIC S7-1200 programmable logic controller (PLC) by abusing a hardware-based access mode.

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  13. Backend operation services provider InfoTrax Systems has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a data breach discovered in 2016, the agency announced this week.

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  14. Venafi, a company that helps organizations secure cryptographic keys and digital certificates, says it has uncovered over 100,000 typosquatted domains with valid TLS certificates that appear to target major retailers.

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  15. Japan-based communications company LINE Corporation today announced the launch of a public bug bounty program on hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform HackerOne.

    Launched in 2011, LINE has grown to become one of the largest social platforms in the world, with hundreds of millions of users globally.

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  16. Florida-based virtualization company Corellium claims that the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Apple comes in response to a failed acquisition attempt.

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  17. As homes, workplaces, and cities digitally transform during our Fourth Industrial Revolution, many of those charged with securing this digital future can find it difficult to “level up” from the endpoints and focus on defining and solving the larger problem sets.

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  18. Symantec Endpoint Protection is the latest antivirus product found to unsafely load DLLs into a process that runs with SYSTEM privileges.

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  19. "The retail industry is experiencing more breaches than any other industry in 2019," starts a new report on threats to the retail industry. This is somewhat surprising to those accustomed to see healthcare, education, manufacturing and finance at the head of breach statistics. Nevertheless, retail as a breach sector is growing rapidly.

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  20. A new JavaScript skimmer targets data entered into the payment forms of ecommerce merchant websites, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) warns.

    Dubbed Pipka, the skimmer was discovered on an ecommerce website previously infected with the JavaScript skimmer known as Inter, but it has infected at least sixteen other merchant websites as well.

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