General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

More than 100,000 people have had their eyes scanned for free cryptocurrency

Worldcoin reveals "orb" scanner, aims to distribute cryptocurrency to 1 billion people.
Publish Date: 10/22/2021
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How hackers hijacked thousands of high-profile YouTube accounts

Spate of attacks turned creator channels into cryptocurrency scam livestreams.
Publish Date: 10/21/2021
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Passengers couldn’t fly after NHS vaccine passport went offline

Outage lasted approximately 4 hours, causing issues with health app.
Publish Date: 10/14/2021
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Verizon’s Visible cell customers hacked, leading to unauthorized purchases

Company suspects credential stuffing, but questions remain.
Publish Date: 10/14/2021
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“Hacker X”—the American who built a pro-Trump fake news empire—unmasks himself

He was hired to build a fake news op but now wants to put things right.
Publish Date: 10/14/2021
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US gov’t will slap contractors with civil lawsuits for hiding breaches

Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative mandates data-breach reporting for gov't contractors.
Publish Date: 10/7/2021
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Twitch source code, creator earnings exposed in 125GB leak

Twitch blames a "server configuration change" for the massive data leak.
Publish Date: 10/6/2021
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Company that routes SMS for all major US carriers was hacked for five years

Syniverse hasn't revealed whether text messages were exposed.
Publish Date: 10/5/2021
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Windows 11: The Ars Technica review

Attractive new design overshadowed by regressions and high system requirements.
Publish Date: 10/5/2021
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Facebook’s outage likely cost the company over $60 million

Configuration change cascaded down the data centers, bringing systems to a halt.
Publish Date: 10/5/2021
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are down. Here’s what we know [Updated]

The root cause of the worldwide outage appears to be a flubbed BGP route update.
Publish Date: 10/4/2021
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Researcher refuses Telegram’s bounty award, discloses auto-delete bug

Telegram took months to fix "self-destruct" message bug. Then requested silence.
Publish Date: 10/4/2021
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Hundreds of scam apps hit over 10 million Android devices

GriftHorse campaign used clever techniques to avoid detection in Google Play.
Publish Date: 10/2/2021
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California DMV gives Cruise and Waymo OK to charge for rides

But the California Public Utilities Commission still has to give its approval.
Publish Date: 10/1/2021
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“Wayforward Machine” provides a glimpse into the future of the web

"Imagine a future without access to knowledge..."
Publish Date: 10/1/2021
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Neiman Marcus data breach impacts 4.6 million customers

Users were asked to change passwords—but were not offered free credit monitoring.
Publish Date: 10/1/2021
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Apple forgot to sanitize the Phone Number field for lost AirTags

Another bug-bounty boondoggle leads to public disclosure before the bug is fixed.
Publish Date: 9/30/2021
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Intel launches its next-generation neuromorphic processor—so, what’s that again?

Intel's Loihi processors have electronics that behave a lot like neurons.
Publish Date: 9/30/2021
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PoC exploit released for Azure AD brute-force bug—here’s what to do

Microsoft maintains it's not a security risk but is working toward a solution.
Publish Date: 9/30/2021
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Russia arrests cybersecurity expert on treason charge

Ilya Sachkov is founder of Group-IB, which specializes in ransomware attack prevention.
Publish Date: 9/29/2021
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