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September 4, 2019
Todd Haselton / CNBC

Todd Haselton / CNBC  
Another High-Profile Twitter Account Hacked, Twitter Temporarily Turns Off Ability to Tweet Via Text Message

Another high-profile Twitter account was hacked on the heels of company CEO Jack Dorsey’s account hijacked due to a SIM swap. Shortly thereafter the social media company to temporarily turn off the ability to tweet via text message and use text messaging to verify an account. The Twitter account of actress Chloe Moretz’s was tweeting expletives Wednesday before the tweets were deleted. The hackers tweeted they were the “Chuckling Squad,” which also claimed responsibility for Dorsey’s attack last week. Their tweets also included what alleged to be Dorsey’s Social Security number and links to Instagram, where the hacker claimed to have posted nude photos of other celebrities. In an exchange with New York Times journalist Kate Conger, Dorsey claimed that he no longer has a phone.

Related: 9to5Mac, The Verge, Mashable, CNN.com, CNET News, New York Daily News, Digital Trends, Gizmodo, Daily Mail, DataBreachToday.com, PCMag.com, Tech Insider, CNBC, AOL, SecurityWeek, ZDNet, Fast Company, Digital Trends, Engadget, gHacks, RT News, Glock Takes Stock, The Next Web, CBS San Francisco, Asia One Digital, RAPPLER, SecurityWeek, Wall Street Journal, 9to5Mac, The Hacker News, USA Today, Daily Mail

Tweets:@josephfcox @TwitterSupport @jack @kateconger

9to5Mac: Twitter disables ability to tweet via SMS after Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked
The Verge: Twitter disables tweeting via SMS after CEO gets hacked
Mashable: Twitter turns off tweeting via SMS following Jack Dorsey hack
CNN.com: Twitter temporarily suspends ability to tweet via text message after CEO hacked
CNET News: Twitter temporarily shuts down ability to tweet via SMS – CNET
New York Daily News: Hackers target actress Chloë Grace Moretz’s Twitter, send out fake Jack Dorsey SSN
Digital Trends: Hackers who hijacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account claim another victim
Gizmodo: Chloë Grace Moretz’s Twitter Hacked, Apparently by Same Group That Took Over Jack Dorsey’s
Daily Mail : Chloe Moretz’ Twitter account is hacked and posts list of profanities and expletives
DataBreachToday.com: Hey Jack, How Was Your Account Hacked?
PCMag.com: Twitter CEO’s Account Hacked, Defaced With Racist Posts
Tech Insider: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he doesn’t currently have a phone number after his account was hacked to send out racist tweets
CNBC: How to make sure your Twitter doesn’t get hacked like Jack Dorsey’s
AOL: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he doesn’t currently have a phone number after his account was hacked to send out racist tweets
SecurityWeek: Twitter CEO Hack Highlights Dangers of ‘SIM Swap’ Fraud
ZDNet: Twitter disables SMS-to-tweet feature after its CEO got hacked last week
Fast Company: Twitter just disabled its SMS tweet feature after CEO Jack Dorsey got hacked
Digital Trends: Twitter disables tweeting via SMS after CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked
Engadget: Twitter temporarily disables tweeting via SMS after account hijacks
gHacks: Time to check Face Recognition settings on Facebook
RT News: Twitter blocks text-to-tweet function after 2nd major hack in a week
Glock Takes Stock: Twitter disables tweeting via SMS (temporarily at least), in wake of Jack Dorsey account hijack
The Next Web : Twitter suspends SMS feature after CEO Dorsey’s account was hi-Jack-ed
CBS San Francisco : Twitter Temporarily Suspends Ability To Tweet Via Text Message After CEO Hacked
NDTV.com : Twitter Turns Off Tweeting via SMS After CEO Hack
Asia One Digital: Twitter drops ability to tweet via text message after CEO account hack
RAPPLER: Twitter nixes tweets by text after CEO account hack
SecurityWeek: Twitter Temporarily Disables Tweeting via SMS After CEO Hack
Wall Street Journal: Twitter Disables Texting Feature Amid Hacks
9to5Mac : Twitter disables ability to tweet via SMS after Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked
The Hacker News: Twitter temporarily disables ‘Tweeting via SMS’ after CEO gets hacked
USA Today: Twitter temporarily disables ability to tweet by text following recent hacks
Daily Mail: Chloe Moretz’ Twitter account is hacked and posts list of profanities and expletives

@josephfcox: Twitter did not do this when a cybersecurity company (controversially) proved it was possible with high profile accounts recently; Twitter only acted after @jack 's account was targeted
@TwitterSupport: We’re temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via SMS, or text message, to protect people’s accounts.
@jack: Had an issue with my carrier...
@kateconger: i heard! how long did it take to get your number back?


September 13, 2019
Kate Fazzini, Amanda Macias, Kevin Brueninger / CNBC

Kate Fazzini, Amanda Macias, Kevin Brueninger / CNBC  
Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Three North Korean State-Sponsored Hacking Groups

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions targeting three North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups, Lazarus Group and two of Lazarus Group’s sub-groups known as Bluenoroff, and Andariel, which the government said is responsible for North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure. All three groups are controlled by the U.S.- and United Nations (UN)-designated RGB, which is North Korea’s primary intelligence bureau. Lazarus Group was, among other things, involved in the destructive WannaCry 2.0 ransomware attack which the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom publicly attributed to North Korea in December 2017. Bluenoroff has attempted to steal over $1.1 billion dollars from financial institutions and, according to press reports, had successfully carried out such operations against banks in Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Chile, and Vietnam. Andariel has committed a host of financial crimes and was observed by cybersecurity firms attempting to steal bank card information by hacking into ATMs to withdraw cash or steal customer information to later sell on the black market, the Treasury Department stated in its announcement.

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Tweets:@DAlperovitch @nakashimaE @shanvav @mikko

Axios: U.S. sanctions North Korea-tied hackers known as “Lazarus Group”
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Treasury Sanctions North Korean Cyber Groups
The Hill: Treasury sanctions three North Korean cyber groups for targeting critical infrastructure
Treasury.gov: Treasury Sanctions North Korean State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Groups
Cyberscoop: North Korean government hackers sanctioned by U.S. Treasury
AP Breaking News: Treasury imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean hacking groups
YonhapNews: (LEAD) U.S. sanctions 3 state-sponsored N.K. hacking groups
Reuters: U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks
CNET News: US levies sanctions against North Korean hacking groups – CNET
South China Morning Post: US sanctions North Korean hackers behind WannaCry, Sony cyberattacks
Washington Post: U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents
PCMag.com: US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups
Fifth Domain | Cyber: WannaCry hackers face sanctions from Treasury Department
CNN.com: North Korea’s legion of hackers is raking in money
BleepingComputer.com: North Korean Hackers Behind WannaCry and Sony Hack Sanctioned by USA
Security Affairs: The US Treasury placed sanctions on North Korea linked APT Groups
UPI.com: U.S. hits North Korea, Uganda in new rounds of sanctions
Channel News Asia: US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks
The Chosun Ilbo: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on N.Korean Hacking Groups Blamed for Global Attacks
Voice of America: US Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Hacking Groups Blamed for Global Attacks
ZDNet Security: US Treasury sanctions three North Korean hacking groups
Firstpost: U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks
CGTN: U.S. sanctions three state-sponsored DPRK hacking groups
Brief.Kharon : North Korean Hacker Groups Sanctioned by US – Kharon Brief
Law & Disorder – Ars Technica: Meet the three North Korean hacking groups funding the country’s weapons programs
SC Magazine: U.S. sanctions North Korea hacking groups, says attacks funded missile program | SC Media
RAPPLER: U.S. puts sanctions on North Korea hacking groups behind major thefts
Digital Journal: US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts
SecurityWeek: US Puts Sanctions on N.Korea Hacking Groups Behind Major Thefts
Digital Journal: US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts
SecurityWeek: US Puts Sanctions on N.Korea Hacking Groups Behind Major Thefts
CNET News: US levies sanctions against North Korean hacking groups – CNET
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Targets North Korean Hacking as National-Security Threat
The Next Web: US sanctions 3 North Korean hacking groups behind Sony and WannaCry attacks
Infosecurity Magazine: US Slaps Sanctions on Three North Korean Cyber Groups
Glock Takes Stock: US imposes WannaCry sanctions on North Korean hacking groups
The Chosun Ilbo: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on N.Korean Hacking Groups Blamed for Global Attacks

@DAlperovitch: North Korean Cyber Sanctions by @USTreasury . Groups that @CrowdStrike tracks as SILENT CHOLLIMA and STARDUST CHOLLIMA, attributed by USG to RGB intelligence agency. On the heels of @USCYBERCOM DPRK malware release this weekend https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm774 https://hybrid-analysis.com/file-collection/5d752610028838366d3cfae7
@nakashimaE: It's becoming routine: U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents. Unclear how much impact but it helps illuminate the threat. w/ @CMorelloWP
@shanvav: The U.S. Treasury Dept is sanctioning 3 North Korean hacking groups it says are backed by KJU, including Lazarus Group and 2 of its subgroups Bluenoroff and Andariel. They support Pyongyang's illicit weapon/missile programs. Details on @CyberScoopNews
@mikko: Sanctions on LAZARUS GROUP (a.k.a. "APPLEWORM"; a.k.a. "APT-C-26"; a.k.a. "GROUP 77"; a.k.a. "GUARDIANS OF PEACE"; a.k.a. "HIDDEN COBRA"; a.k.a. "OFFICE 91"; a.k.a. "RED DOT"; a.k.a. "TEMP.HERMIT"; a.k.a. "WHOIS HACKING TEAM"; a.k.a. "ZINC")


July 26, 2019
Kate Fazzini / CNBC

Kate Fazzini / CNBC  
FBI Director Wray ‘Strongly’ Supports Attorney General’s Call for Encryption Backdoors, Says It’s a ‘Fundamental Public Safety Issue’

Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University’s law school FBI Director Christopher Wray said that he strongly supported Attorney General William Barr’s comments earlier this week that tech companies need to provide encryption backdoors so that law enforcement can access criminals’ and suspects’ encrypted phones and apps. “This is not just a national security issue, it’s a fundamental public safety issue. If it is not addressed, it impedes not only federal law enforcement, but our state and local partners as well,” Wray said.

Related: FBI.gov, The Register – Security

Tweets:@dnvolz @kevincollier @ericgeller


July 30, 2019
Jordan Novet / CNBC

Jordan Novet / CNBC  
Microsoft Announces Acquisition of Data Governance and Privacy Company BlueTalon

Microsoft announced its acquisition of BlueTalon, a leading provider of data governance solutions which provide security and privacy to certain high-value data. BlueTalon’s technology works with a variety of systems for storing data, including Hadoop, Spark and PostgreSQL allowing its mostly Fortune 500 customers to run queries on sensitive data to make observations, while not revealing the actual underlying information. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Related: Windows Central , Microsoft, Crunchbase News, Crunchbase News, Neowin, GeekWire, TechCrunch, Venture Beat, ZDNet, Business Insider, Neowin


August 22, 2019
Jordan Novet / CNBC

Jordan Novet / CNBC  
VMWare to Buy Endpoint Security Company Carbon Black at $2.1 Billion Value, CEO to Join VMare in New Security Business Unit

In moves that could help the company better compete better in the security market and hybrid-cloud infrastructure operations. VMware said it’s acquiring endpoint protection cybersecurity company Carbon Black at an enterprise value of $2.1 billion and Pivotal at an enterprise value of $2.7 billion. Carbon Black’s CEO, Patrick Morley, will run a security business unit that VMware is forming, and VMware will move some existing assets into it. Pivotal makes technologies that companies use to build and deploy their software across different server infrastructure, including public clouds. The deals are expected to close by the end of January 2020.

Related: Globalnewswire, Law360, Tech Insider, Bloomberg Technology, Venture Beat, Fortune, Network World Security, XconomyInvestor’s Business Daily, TechCrunch, Carbon Black, ITWeb.co.za latest news, Reuters, Cyberscoop

Tweets:@CarbonBlack

Globalnewswire: VMware Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Carbon Black
Law360: 6 Firms Guide VMware’s $4.8B Spending Spree – Law360
Tech Insider: Why WeWork’s $47 billion private valuation could be a key stumbling block for its IPO — and might even derail it completely
Bloomberg Technology: VMware Agrees to Buy Carbon Black, Pivotal for $4.8 Billion – Bloomberg
Venture Beat : VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for nearly $5 billion
Fortune: VMware Agrees to Buy Carbon Black and Pivotal for Combined $4.8 Billion
Network World Security: VMware spends $4.2B to grab Pivotal, Carbon Black to secure, develop integrated cloud world
Xconomy: VMware Dropping $4.8B to Buy Carbon Black, Pivotal Software
Investor’s Business Daily: Dow Jones Futures: Fed Chief Jerome Powell Speech Key For Stock Market Rally; Salesforce, VMware Buoy Software Sector
MSSP Alert: Carbon Black Acquired By VMware; Vows MSSP Partner Support
Investor’s Business Daily: VMware Stock Falls On Buying Spree; VMware Acquires Carbon Black, Pivotal
TechCrunch: VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion
Carbon Black: The Next Chapter in Our Story: VMware + Carbon Black
ITWeb.co.za latest news: Cyber security has ‘fallen by the wayside’
Reuters : VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform
Cyberscoop : VMware announces plans to acquire Carbon Black for $2.1 billion

@CarbonBlack: The Next Chapter in Our Story: @VMware + @CarbonBlack_Inc : http://ow.ly/AmbU50vGhgo #infosec


August 15, 2019
Jordan Novet / CNBC

Jordan Novet / CNBC  
Cloudflare Issues Pre-IPO Filing Showing Revenue Jump of 48%, Loss Increase of 13% in First Half of 2019, Notes That Offensive Customers Such as 8chan Could Have Negative Consequences

Cybersecurity and content distribution network company Cloudflare issued its pre-initial public offering S-1 filing showing a $36.8 million net loss on $129.2 million in revenue for the first half of 2019, with revenues up 48%  and loss up 13% year-over-year. The company had 74,873 paying customers at the end of the first half of 2019, with 408 of them contributing more than $100,000 in annualized billings. In the filing, the company noted the recent controversies of its hosting of notorious 8chan, which it stopped providing services for in the wake of the massacre by a white nationalist gunman in El Paso, as well as its hosting of neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, which it dropped in 2017. “Activities of our paying and free customers or the content of their websites or other Internet properties, as well as our response to those activities, could cause us to experience significant adverse political, business, and reputational consequences with customers, employees, suppliers, government entities, and others,” the company said in the filing.

Related: Financial Times, Tech Insider, TechCrunch, The Verge, Forbes, Marketwatch, Cyberscoop, Financial Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg, SEC.gov


October 3, 2019
Ryan Mac, Joseph Bernstein / Buzzfeed News

Ryan Mac, Joseph Bernstein / Buzzfeed News  
U.S., UK and Australian Officials Will Ask Facebook CEO to Delay Plans for End-to-End Messaging Encryption, New Data Sharing Between U.S. and UK Law Enforcement Slated for Announcement

Attorney General Bill Barr, along with officials from the United Kingdom and Australia, will publish an open letter, dated October 4, to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking the company to delay plans for end-to-end encryption across its messaging services until it can guarantee the added privacy does not reduce public safety. The letter is slated to be released at the same time as an announcement of a new data-sharing agreement between law enforcement in the US and the UK. The other signatories to the letter include UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, and Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton. The letter raises concerns that Facebook’s plan to build end-to-end encryption into its messaging apps will prevent law enforcement agencies from finding illegal activity conducted through Facebook, including child sexual exploitation, terrorism, and election meddling. It asks Facebook to let aw enforcement gain access to illegal content in a manageable format, and by consulting with governments ahead of time to ensure the changes will allow this access. Reuters separately reported that the new pact between the U.S. and the UK would fast track requests from law enforcement to technology companies for information about the communications of terrorists and child abusers.

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Reuters: Exclusive: U.S., UK to sign deal to get data faster from tech firms in security cases
New York Times: Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages
Sydney Morning Herald : US, UK and Australia urge Facebook not to encrypt messages
Channel News Asia: US, allies urge Facebook not to encrypt messages as they fight child abuse, terrorism
Firstpost: U.S., allies urge Facebook not to encrypt messages as they fight child abuse, terrorism
BuzzFeed – Tech: “We are writing to request that Facebook does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety.”
Engadget: DOJ will ask Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans
The Hill: Cybersecurity: Barr urging Facebook to halt plans for encrypted messages
CNBC: Here is AG Barr’s full letter to Facebook asking it not to make messages completely secret
CNN.com: US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to halt plan to encrypt all user messages
Gizmodo: AG Bill Barr Is Reportedly Kicking Off a New Encryption War, With Facebook This Time
TechCrunch: Facebook is being leaned on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan
Cyberscoop: U.S., UK, Australia to ask Facebook to delay message encryption
Columbia Journalism Review: What happens when Facebook confronts an existential threat?
Tech Insider: Attorney General William Barr will ask Facebook to delay its plans for a fully encrypted, auto-deleting messaging platform (FB)
POLITICO: U.S. and allies warn Zuckerberg on encryption plans
Vox: Facebook’s commitment to privacy is about to be tested
Fortune: AG Bill Barr, U.K., and Australian Justice Officials Want Facebook to Halt End-to-End Encryption Plan
Fortune: Facebook ‘Strongly Opposes’ Reported Letter by AG Barr That Will Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Delay Encrypting Its Apps
MSPoweruser: US DOJ pushes against end to end encryption in WhatsApp, Messenger
CNBC Technology: Here is AG Barr’s full letter to Facebook asking it not to make messages completely secret
Stars and Stripes: US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging
AP Breaking News: US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging
Slashdot: Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook’s Apps
Techdirt: DOJ Using The FOSTA Playbook To Attack Encryption
The Guardian: US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages
Justice Department: Attorney General Barr Signs Letter to Facebook From US, UK, and Australian Leaders Regarding Use of End-To-End Encryption
Justice Department: U.S. And UK Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Access Agreement to Combat Criminals and Terrorists Online
Wall Street Journal: Barr Presses Facebook on Encryption, Setting Up Clash Over Privacy

@RMac18: Here's what Zuckerberg predicted about this fight back in July according to the leaked Facebook meeting audio obtained by @CaseyNewtonhttps://theverge.com/2019/10/1/20892354/mark-zuckerberg-full-transcript-leaked-facebook-meetings
@RMac18: We were able to see a draft open letter from Bill Barr (and officials in the UK and Oz) to Mark Zuckerberg asking for Facebook to halt the roll out of e2e encryption across its apps. This may get ugly.
@mikeisaac: this barr encryption memo is a bfd
@alfredwkng: On a DoJ call, government official comments on the letter: "There are very significant concerns that law enforcement officials have if Facebook were to end-to-end encrypt all communications on its platforms"
@julianbarnes: Justice Department, backed by the UK, Australia, seeks backdoor to WhatsApp, Facebook encrypted messages. With @ktbenner @MikeIsaac
@teddyschleifer: Facebook statement on the Barr memo.
@ktbenner: AG Bill Barr and other SR officials in Australia and the UK call on Facebook to build a backdoor in WhatsApp for law enforcement/to halt a plan for end to end encryption across all FB properties
@Bing_Chris: The Barr letter to Facebook is a big deal. Government now openly discouraging proliferation of end-to-end encryption
@donie: US Attorney William Barr, as well as senior government officials from the UK and Australia, are formally asking Facebook give up on its plan to encrypt user messages across its platforms, @kevincollier reports
@willsommer: The press conference is being drowned by out by Chumbawamba. Jacob tells the security guard to remove a heckler, but the guard appears to refuse on the grounds that the man is on public property.
@kevincollier: UK official on this DOJ encryption call rn says we need to move on from the term "backdoor," though we still don't see a real way to have E2E and lawful access. These govs have been calling E2E "warrant-proof encryption."
@RMac18: We now have the full letter from Bill Barr and others to Mark Zuckerberg in our story. https://buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/bill-barr-facebook-letter-halt-encryption
@alfredwkng: A UK government official just referenced GCHQ's proposal for access to encrypted messages -- which Apple, Google, Microsoft and FB slammed in May.The pitch was: secretly add police into encrypted conversations, so they could view messages while hidden
@nytimes: Attorney General William Barr and his British and Australian counterparts are set to push Facebook for a back door to its end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, which would give investigators access to now-secret communication
@BrendanBordelon: Hoo boy. AG Bill Barr is set to call on Facebook to delay encryption plans, and he's got backup from the UK and Australia. A new battle in the encryption wars looks dangerously close to kicking off.
@jank0: Also, isn't it a bit odd that Facebook would launch a new messaging app without end-to-end encryption half a year after Mark Zuckerberg wrote a 3000 word manifesto about encrypted messaging?
@snowden: Oh hey, turns out it's even worse; it's more than just #WhatsApp, it's all FB-owned messaging: "Attorney General William P. Barr is set to press @Facebook on Friday to create a so-called back door to its end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp ***AND OTHER MESSAGING PLATFORMS***"
@Bing_Chirs: Meh.. I think it’s different in style and substance. The overarching encryption fight is repetitive and cyclical, obviously. However, 3/5 five eyes writing a letter to Facebook asking them to abandon encryption plans feels different... no?
@zackwhittaker: A crypto reality check talk by @RonWyden on the USG's plan to backdoor WhatsApp.
@mattblaze: So about this “warrantless encryption” thing. We’ve been here before.The first time was way back in 1993, a time when the Internet was just starting to gain widespread traction and concerns about privacy and information security were on the cusp of entering the mainstream. 1/


August 19, 2019
David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters

David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters  
Commerce Department Grants Huawei 90-Day Extension to Buy Components From U.S. Companies but Adds More Than 40 Huawei Units to Economic Blacklist

The United States will extend a temporary general license that permits China’s Huawei Technologies to buy components from U.S. companies to supply existing customers, the Commerce Department said, but it also moved to add more than 40 of Huawei’s units to its economic blacklist, or so-called entities list, despite Donald Trump’s statements that Huawei would be granted no such reprieve. The reprieve follows a general ban on Huawei buying U.S. products imposed by the Trump Administration in May. The temporary reprieve allows the Chinese telecom and tech giant to maintain existing telecommunications networks and provide software updates to Huawei handsets. The Commerce Department is also requiring the exporter, re-exporter, or transferor of tech components to obtain a certification statement from any Huawei entity prior to using the temporary general license.

Related: Associated Press, WRAL Techwire, CNBCBloomberg, rthk.hk Greater China, News : NPR, Tech Insider, Security – Computing, ET news, Trusted Reviews, WCCFtech, Chinanews.net, Vox


July 24, 2019
MARCY GORDON and BARBARA ORTUTAY / Associated Press

MARCY GORDON and BARBARA ORTUTAY / Associated Press  
FTC Privacy Probe Settlement Imposes $5 Billion Penalty, New Restrictions and Modified Corporate Structure on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Held Personally Responsible for Privacy Programs Compliance

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure to hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes about its users’ privacy. The fine and new restrictions settle an FTC investigation into whether Facebook violated a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information specifically in regards to the data of  87 million Facebook users used without their permission in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Under the settlement between Facebook and the FTC, Mark Zuckerberg is held personally responsible in a limited fashion and will have to personally certify his company’s compliance with its privacy programs. False certifications could expose him to civil or criminal penalties.

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Tweets:@sarahfrier @sarahfrier @jtrevorhughes @DaveLeeBBC @ashk4n

Gadgets Now: Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to US to settle allegations
NDTV Gadgets360.com: Facebook Said to Agree to Create Privacy Panel as Part of US FTC Settlement
The Drum: Facebook appoints board-level privacy panel as part of $5bn US FTC settlement
Al Bawaba: Facebook to Pay $5 Billion Fine Over Users’ Privacy Violations
CCN: Facebook’s Stock Falters as the DOJ Knives Come Out
The Guardian: Facebook agrees to pay $5bn in vast privacy settlement, insiders say
Wall Street Journal: Facebook Expected to Settle SEC Claims of Inadequate Disclosures Over Privacy Practices
CNET: Facebook to settle with SEC after probe into privacy practices
E-Commerce Times: Facebook Unfazed by $5B FTC Settlement
PYMNTS.com: Facebook Could Pay $100M To Settle SEC Investigation
Tech Insider: ‘Too cheap to keep ignoring’: Wall Street thinks Facebook is set to soar because its loyal users outweigh its endless scandals (FB)
MarketWatch.com – Software Industry News: The Wall Street Journal: Facebook set to pay fine of more than $100 million to settle SEC investigation
Asia One World: Facebook agrees to pay $6.8 billion fine over privacy issues; will set up privacy panel
Reuters: Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations
Federal Trade Commission: FTC Imposes $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping New Privacy Restrictions on Facebook
Politico: FTC announces $5B settlement with Facebook
Vox: Facebook will pay the US government a $5 billion fine for privacy failures — but it won’t have to change the way it does business
CNET: Facebook agrees to $100 million SEC settlement after privacy probe
FOX News: Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement
Voice of America: Big Tech Faces Broad US Justice Department Antitrust Probe
Washington Post: U.S. government issues stunning rebuke, historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations
Zero Hedge: Facebook To Pay Record $5 Billion Fine In FTC Settlement
Axios: Facebook settles with FTC regulators over privacy
AndroidHeadlines.com: FTC Slaps Facebook With $5B Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal
TechCrunch: Facebook ends friend data access for Microsoft and Sony, the last 2 of its legacy partners, under FTC deal
Facebook Newsroom: Cleaning Up Data Access for Partners
The Verge: FTC hits Facebook with $5 billion fine and new privacy checks
TechCrunch: Facebook settles with FTC: $5 billion and new privacy guarantees
TIME: Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation
LA Daily News: FTC fines Facebook $5 billion, adds limited oversight on privacy
CNET: Facebook agrees to $100 million SEC settlement after privacy probe
Wall Street Journal: Facebook Expected to Settle SEC Claims of Inadequate Disclosures Over Privacy Practices
Technology News | Boston.com: FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy
The Age: Facebook to pay record $7.1b fine over privacy violations
Al Bawaba: Facebook to Pay $5 Billion Fine Over Users’ Privacy Violations
USA Today: Facebook fined $5 billion by FTC, must update and adopt new privacy, security measures
Gizmodo: Report: FTC to Accuse Facebook of Using 2FA Numbers for Ads, Hiding Facial Recognition Settings
New York Times: Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices
Financial Times: Facebook to pay $5bn to resolve probe into privacy violations
News : NPR: FTC To Hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liable For Any Future Privacy Violations
USA Today: Facebook fined $5 billion by FTC, must update and adopt new privacy, security measures
CNBC: FTC slaps Facebook with record $5 billion fine, orders privacy oversight
TechJuice: Facebook won’t have to admit guilt in shocking user privacy settlement
Telecomlive.com: Why $5-bn fine is just the tip of the iceberg of Facebook’s settlement woes
Courthouse News Service: FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion for Privacy Violations
CBC : FTC fines Facebook $5B for privacy violations
Star Tribune: FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy
Chicago Tribune: Feds fine Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations, establish new oversight
CNBC: FTC slaps Facebook with record $5 billion fine, orders privacy oversight
Engadget: Facebook will pay $5 billion fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches
Wall Street Journal: Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion in FTC Settlement
Telecompaper Headlines: FTC confirms USD 5 bln fine and 20-year compliance agreement for Facebook privacy violations
CCN: Facebook’s Stock Falters as the DOJ Knives Come Out
AppleInsider: Facebook fined $5B by FTC over Cambridge Analytica scandal charges
CPO Magazine: Record-Setting $5 Billion Facebook Fine Too Little Too Late?
Sky News: Facebook to pay record $5bn fine to end US privacy probe
9to5Mac: [Update: It’s official] Facebook fined record $5 billion by FTC for privacy violations
Bloomberg: Facebook’s FTC Privacy Settlement Won’t Hinder Ad Business
NDTV Gadgets360.com: Facebook Said to Agree to Create Privacy Panel as Part of US FTC Settlement
VentureBeat: Facebook to create a privacy panel as part of $5 billion FTC settlement

@sarahfrier: Tucked deep in Facebook’s announcement of the $5 billion FTC settlement is the announcement of a $100 million SEC settlement
@sarahfrier: Both the FTC and Facebook are telling you the $5 billion settlement fundamentally changes how Facebook operates. But the company will still be able to collect the same data and target ads in the same way. @KurtWagner8 and I explain
@jtrevorhughes: Official now. Just as Mueller hearing starts.FTC Imposes $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping New Privacy Restrictions on Facebook
@DaveLeeBBC: Facebook’s $5bn fine confirmed by FTC. Company must appoint privacy compliance officers + undergo privacy audits of which Zuckerberg must personally be a part. Also this morn - US financial regulator fines FB additional $100m for misleading investors.
@ashk4n: 1) UPDATE: Having now fully digested the FTC settlement and complaint, I'm of the opinion that this was a *terrible* outcome for our leading privacy regulator and a very sweet deal for @Facebook


July 29, 2019
Emily Flitter and Karen Weise / New York Times

Emily Flitter and Karen Weise / New York Times  
Firewall Misconfiguration by Capital One Allowed Hacker to Steal Millions of Credit Applications, Social Security and Bank Account Numbers Affecting More Than 100 Million People in North America

In one of the largest cases of bank data theft ever, software engineer Paige Thompson hacked into a server holding customer information for Capital One, exploiting a firewall misconfiguration in the bank’s network to steal millions of credit card applications, federal prosecutors say. Thompson, who used the online handle “erratic” was the organizer of a group on Meetup, a social network, called Seattle Warez Kiddies, described as a gathering for “anybody with an appreciation for distributed systems, programming, hacking, cracking.” The F.B.I. noticed her activity on Meetup and used it to trace her other online activities, eventually linking her to posts describing the data theft on Twitter and the Slack messaging service. Thompson stole 140,000 U.S. Social Security numbers and 77,000 bank account numbers, along with one million Canadian social insurance numbers affecting more than 100 million people in the United States and Canada. A“firewall misconfiguration” by the bank had allowed Ms. Thompson to communicate with the server where Capital One was storing its information and, eventually, gain access to customer files, an FBI agent investigating the case said in court documents. Ms. Thompson worked as a systems engineer at Amazon from 2015 to 2016.

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CNN: A hacker gained access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications and accounts
Reuters: Capital One reveals 100M affected by data breach, hacker arrested
Associated Press: Capital One says hacker gained access to personal information of more than 100 million people
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@zackwhittaker: Wow. Capital One discloses massive data breach: 100M in US, 6M in Canada. One person in FBI custody. Credit files, applications, the lot. Hard to see this as anything other than Equifax 2.0. (link: http://press.capitalone.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251626&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2405043) press.capitalone.com/phoenix.zhtml?…
@briankrebs: Nice write up. Yes, this appears to be her resume. Worked at Amazon 2015-2016
@cnbcnow: BREAKING: Capital One says data breach has “affected approximately 100M individuals in the United States & approximately 6M in Canada” but “no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were“ taken and “99% of Social Security numbers” weren’t stolen
@gregotto: According to the FBI, a firewall misconfiguration was partly responsible for allowing Thompson to access the Capital One cloud storage
@yoda: what kind of wordsmith fuckery is this???
@RepKatiePorter: One week *to the day* after Equifax announced its settlement terms. It’s clear corporations won’t clean up their acts on their own. We need to create an enforceable federal data privacy standard, so I’m drafting that bill.
@zackwhittaker: Incredible. Capital One's data breach site is titled "Facts."And yet it also pulls this bullshit by saying that no Social Security numbers were breached... except for all the Social Security numbers that were breached.Fuck you, Capital One.
@Wired: On Monday, the FBI and Capital One disclosed a data breach of 106 million credit card applications, one of the biggest breaches of a major financial institution ever.And now someone has been arrested in connection with the crime:
@BleepingComputer: The suspect allegedly posted about her accessing of Capital One's data on GitHub. A security researcher saw her post and contacted Capital One.
@kimzetter: This Capital One breach definitely has more going on to it than the headlines suggest. Perhaps not a coordinated vuln disclosure gone wrong ?but something is def weird about it - she used Tor to access the data but then publicly posted the data to an account with her name?
@dnvolz: The arrested suspect behind the hack, Paige Thompson, is a former employee of Amazon Web Services, according to people familiar with the matter. She is accused of breaching a misconfigured Capitol One firewall to access data stored in AWS. via @nicole_hong
@BleepingComputer: This breach was discovered by a security researcher who responsibly disclosed a vulnerability to Capital One. After investigating the vulnerability, Capital One discovered that an unauthorized user accessed their systems and data between March 22 and 23, 2019.
@McGrewSecurity: Located the Capital One hacker's twitter (also thanks to those that backchanneled on the topic). Clearly they were/are in a bad state mentally/emotionally. I've deleted the earlier tweets about her. I hope they find some peace.
@weldpond: The FBI said the suspect, Paige A. Thompson, was apprehended after she “made statements on social media for evidencing the fact that she has information of Capital One, and that she recognizes that she has acted illegally,”
@h0tdish: Insider/ex employee threats and those who willingly commit crimes, creating, selling malware or stealing info via exploit/breach ARE NOT hero's & anyone who frames it that way has to explain why they're not currently launching a legal $ raiser for her but did for other criminals.
@hacks4pancakes: I feel a great disturbance in the Force, like dozens of Capital One cybersecurity analysts who were screaming futilely for into the wind for years were suddenly silenced.
@RayRedacted: I have removed all of my OSINT posts about the Capital One hacker, because it is clear that she is suffering from mental illness.Mental illness does not discriminate. It can affect anyone. I truly hope she gets the help she needs.
@catcalvinla: At this point, I’m getting like two breach notices a day. Who DOESN’T have my info?
@malwarejake: Takeaways from #CapitalOne: 1. Having a disclosure program may have saved them. I'm FAR less likely to report to an org that lacks a disclosure policy. (link: http://press.capitalone.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251626&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2405043) press.capitalone.com/phoenix.zhtml?…
@somanyshrimp: Losing your personal information in a massive data breach is just a thing that happens now, like 110 degree days and regular mass shootings
@TorresLuzardo: I'm trying to come up with an analogy but there's really no topping this.No SSNs were stolen except 140,000 of them.