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  1. One thing to let people rent your home, quite another to let them access your private comms

    Airbnb says it has fixed a baffling bug in its website that briefly caused some of its users to be shown messages belonging to others when viewing their account inboxes.…

  2. After he was demoted and fired, idiot logged into office PC from home and wiped storage systems

    An IT guy, who was tasked with locking out ex-employees from the company network, has been jailed after he logged in after being fired and wiped an office's computer storage drives.…

  3. Software giant is 'investigating', infosec gurus reckon it looks legit

    The source code for Windows XP and other elderly Microsoft operating systems appears to have leaked online as the mega-corp's Ignite developer shindig came to an end.…

  4. Local reports suggest individuals can't be identified... yet

    Spain's highways agency is using bulk mobile phone data for monitoring speeding hotspots, according to local reports.…

  5. Hacker had set up shop on network using stolen Office 365 accounts

    An unspecified US government agency was hacked by a miscreant who appears to have made off with archives of information.…

  6. Your most powerful admins are the weakest links. But CyberArk are here to help

    SPONSORED  The consequences of cybercrime are ever more costly, with Accenture’s Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study showing the average financial impact per company rose by $1.4m to $13m in 2018.…

  7. Scan servers for signs of compromise and patch if you haven't already

    The rather concerning design flaw in Microsoft's netlogon protocol is being exploited in the wild by miscreants, the Windows giant's security team has warned.…

  8. Pentesting tool showing up in the hands of baddies, warns threat intel biz

    Penetration testing tool Cobalt Strike is increasingly being used by black hats in non-simulated attacks as traces show up in scenarios from ransomware infections to state-backed APT threats, says Cisco Talos.…

  9. Pair of England's unis figure out better way of admitting terrible thing

    Infosec boffins at the University of Kent have developed a "comprehensive playbook" for companies who, having suffered a computer security breach, want to know how to shrug off the public consequences and pretend everything's fine.…

  10. Digital Growth Experts Ltd hit send on 16k+ messages. The fine? £3.70 per text

    Digital Growth Experts Ltd (DGEL) is nursing a £60,000 smackdown doled out by the UK’s data watchdog after it sent out thousands of nuisance marketing text messages about hand sanitisers during the coronavirus outbreak.…

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