Joseph Menn

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US senator claims Microsoft failed to fix cloud holes before SolarWinds hack

US senator claims Microsoft failed to fix cloud holes before SolarWinds hack

Known problems facilitated compromise.
Feb 26 2021 12:18PM
SolarWinds hackers studied Microsoft authentication, email source code

SolarWinds hackers studied Microsoft authentication, email source code

Before creating copies with new flaws.
Feb 19 2021 12:48PM
Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on US payroll agency

Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on US payroll agency

SolarWinds "a high value target for more than one group".
Feb 3 2021 6:50AM
Microsoft breached in suspected Russian hack using SolarWinds

Microsoft breached in suspected Russian hack using SolarWinds

Company finds "malicous binaries" in its environment.
Dec 18 2020 12:51PM
Hackers at centre of sprawling spy campaign turned SolarWinds' dominance against it

Hackers at centre of sprawling spy campaign turned SolarWinds' dominance against it

Update server could be accessed last year with 'solarwinds123' password.
Dec 16 2020 10:17AM
Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Around privacy and use of algorithms.
Nov 23 2020 12:52PM
Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Comes from electronic payments unicorn Stripe.
Nov 17 2020 6:36AM
Building wave of ransomware attacks strike US hospitals

Building wave of ransomware attacks strike US hospitals

Security experts question efficiency of Microsoft's Trickbot takedown.
Oct 29 2020 2:08PM
NSA ducks questions about backdoors in tech products

NSA ducks questions about backdoors in tech products

Special access 'too valuable to give up'.
Oct 29 2020 6:31AM
Court orders seizure of 'Trickbot' ransomware botnet controls

Court orders seizure of 'Trickbot' ransomware botnet controls

Takedown achieved using copyright law.
Oct 13 2020 9:08AM
Tyler Technologies says clients reported suspicious logins after hack

Tyler Technologies says clients reported suspicious logins after hack

Supplies software to local governments.
Sep 28 2020 6:56AM
Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon groups

Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon groups

Cites risk to public safety.
Aug 20 2020 8:25AM
US officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

US officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

Misinformation, poll worker shortages and US postal service slowdowns.
Aug 10 2020 6:42AM
Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

Malicious add-ons used to transmit spyware.
Jun 19 2020 6:52AM
US Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight

US Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight

2015 incident seen as key evidentiary point.
Jun 11 2020 6:11AM
Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand

Stages online resurgence amid protests.
Jun 3 2020 12:48PM
Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer account.
Jun 1 2020 12:20AM
Hacking against corporations surges as workers take computers home

Hacking against corporations surges as workers take computers home

Thieves take advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies.
Apr 20 2020 6:43AM
Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction

Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction

"Never discount the desire of tech companies not be caught in between two different governments."
Feb 21 2020 12:06PM
Google users in UK to lose EU data protection

Google users in UK to lose EU data protection

Google uncertain if UK will adopt own GDPR standards.
Feb 20 2020 1:15PM

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