Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Keep Quiet

Uber is in headlines once again—this time for concealing last year’s data breach that exposed personal data of 57 million customers and drivers.

On Tuesday, Uber announced that the company suffered a massive data breach in October 2016 that exposed names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 57 million riders and drivers along with driver license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.
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Sowbug: Cyber espionage group targets South American and Southeast Asian governments

Symantec has identified a previously unknown group called Sowbug that has been conducting highly targeted cyber attacks against organizations in South America and Southeast Asia and appears to be heavily focused on foreign policy institutions and diplomatic targets. Sowbug has been seen mounting classic espionage attacks by stealing documents from the organizations it infiltrates.Continue Reading…

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