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This Ada County agency just suffered a ransomware attack. Now the FBI is investigating

ACHD isn’t saying how much money was requested in the attack, but the money was not paid.

Meltdown Redux: Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs

Today Intel and a coordinated supergroup of microarchitecture security researchers are together announcing a new, serious form of hackable vulnerability in Intel’s chips.

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry

Company takes the unusual step of patching Win 2003 and XP. 7, Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also vulnerable.

Montana Department of Commerce warns of fake census form mailed by Republican National Committee

The survey is called the “2019 Congressional District Census” and was mailed by the Republican National Committee.

Handful of States Begin Legislating “Deepfake” Videos

According to some, the new AI-powered videos have the power to confuse and mislead voters, potentially compromising election integrity.

CBS 60 Minutes – The growing partnership between Russia’s government and cybercriminals

An Obama administration national security official tells “60 Minutes”: “Increasingly, you cannot tell which is which when it comes to the criminal and the intelligence agency.” Lesley Stahl reports.

Amazon workers eavesdrop on your talks with Alexa

A report says the human reviewers aim to hone the service.

Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators.

ZootBlog » The Wrong Kind of March Madness

That madness is financial fraud. And unfortunately, it’s not set up as a single elimination tournament.

Finnish authorities to investigate Nokia-branded phones sending data to China

Data was sent to a domain linked to a Chinese-owned telco

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