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Bug Bounty Programs Turn Attention to Data Abuse | Threatpost

More companies – particularly social media firms – may follow Facebook’s footsteps in turning to bug bounty programs to scout out any data privacy abuse on their platforms, experts say. On...

MacOS Malware Targets Crypto Community on Slack, Discord | Threatpost

Hackers using MacOS malware are targeting cryptocurrency investors that use both the Slack and Discord chat platforms. The malware, dubbed OSX.Dummy, uses an unsophisticated infection method, but those who are...

EFF Sues to Repeal Controversial Online Sex Trafficking FOSTA Law | Threatpost

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday announced it is suing to invalidate a recently passed law that is meant to fight online sex trafficking. The Allow States and Victims to Fight...

Rowhammer Variant ‘RAMpage’ Targets Android Devices All Over Again | Threatpost

Researchers have found a new variation of the Rowhammer attack technique they have dubbed RAMpage. The vulnerability could allow an adversary to create an exploit to gain administrative control over...

Norwegian Agency Dings Facebook, Google For “Unethical” Privacy Tactics | Threatpost

While GDPR is forcing large data-crushing service providers to be transparent around data collection and usage, some are still employing a number of tactics to nudge end users away from...

Rewards Points Targeted by Teens in Hack of 500K Accounts | Threatpost

A pair of Russian teens have been arrested for infiltrating more than a half-million online accounts, in particular targeting services that offer rewards points. Russian authorities at the Ministry of Internal...

Ticketmaster Chat Feature Leads to Credit-Card Breach | Threatpost

Tens of thousands of people have been caught up in a data breach at Ticketmaster UK, which exposed credit-card and personal information for UK and some international customers. Customers in North...

Reality Winner, N.S.A. Contractor, Sentenced to 5+ Years in Leak Case | Threatpost

A former NSA contractor, Reality L. Winner, has plead guilty on charges of leaking classified information, regarding a report on election meddling by Russian operatives in the 2016 U.S. elections. She...

WebAssembly Changes Could Ruin Meltdown/Spectre Browser Patches | Threatpost

Upcoming changes to the WebAssembly (Wasm) format may defang the browser patches for infamous side-channel attacks Meltdown and Spectre. Wasm was invented to improve execution speed for porting desktop applications to...

Mozilla Announces Firefox Monitor Tool Testing, Firefox 61 | Threatpost

Mozilla has made some sweeping security announcements this week: On Monday, the company announced it is testing a new security tool called Firefox Monitor, which the firm said securely checks...