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China-Linked Hack Hits Tens of Thousands of U.S. Microsoft Customers

China-Linked Hack Hits Tens of Thousands of U.S. Microsoft Customers

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandA cyberattack on Microsoft Corp.’s Outlook email software is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government offices and schools in the U.S., according to people briefed on the matter.Many of those victims of the attack, which Microsoft has said was carried out by a network of suspected Chinese hackers, appear to be small businesses and state and local governments. Estimates of total world-wide victims were approximate and ranged broadly as of Friday. Tens of thousands of customers appear to have been affected, but that number...

Mar 6
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WSJ News Exclusive | TikTok Tracked User Data Using Tactic Banned by Google

WSJ News Exclusive | TikTok Tracked User Data Using Tactic Banned by Google

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandTikTok skirted a privacy safeguard in Google’s Android operating system to collect unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found. The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added layer of encryption, appears to have violated Google policies limiting how apps track people and wasn’t disclosed to TikTok users. TikTok ended the practice in November, the Journal’s...To Read the Full...

August 11, 2020
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The Teenager Allegedly Behind the Twitter Hack and How He Did It

The Teenager Allegedly Behind the Twitter Hack and How He Did It

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandThe crucial moment in the worst hack in Twitter Inc.’s history sounded like something millions of Americans would find unremarkable. It was a call from the IT department. Or at least, it seemed to be. In fact, the call was from a Florida teenager who convinced a Twitter employee that he was a co-worker, according to prosecutors, who revealed their case last week. The persuasion was a key leap forward during months of reconnaissance that ultimately granted the 17-year-old access to a host of Twitter accounts, including Barack...To Read the Full...

August 4, 2020
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What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality | WIRED

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality | WIRED

HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to .Earlier this month, on the HBO comedy news show "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver went on a against the new set of internet rules proposed by the FCC. He warned that the rules would lead to a world where internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon can sell special treatment to web companies like Google and Netflix, charging extra fees to deliver their online videos and other content at fast speeds, and he urged viewers to bombard the FCC website with protests, saying the rules would end up...

June 14, 2017
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