And there’s more! Each week we round up the news that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that you should know about. As always, click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there.the SnapLion tool ago to inappropriately access user information. Before you completely panic: Motherboard also emphasizes that Snapchat has since cracked down on who can access SnapLion—though it has also expanded what SnapLion can do and how it is used—and has since introduced end-to-end encryption. The other thing to note is that insider spying is always a threat at companies like this, and though it’s alarming to learn that Snapchat has a tool that gives a near-godlike-view of all user data, it’s not out of the norm, and in fact is something the company needed to have in order to comply with court orders. Additionally, despite a trove of emails that show deep concern among employees at Snap over the years about the risk of insider spying, the former employees reported that the wrongdoing only happened a “handful of times,” but was carried out by multiple people.RobinHood to take control of Baltimore’s city servers, on which much of the city’s essential services are processed. The mayor refused to pay the bitcoin ransom—worth roughly $100,000—so the city has been at a bit of a standstill. It can’t process payments to city agencies, government workers can’t access their email, and no real estate transactions can be completed in the city at all. There have been at least 20 other cyberattacks on cities and towns in the US in 2019, according to NPR. Baltimore has reportedly reached out to city officials in Atlanta for advise, to learn how how that city coped with its own ransomware attack in 2018 . The city is also working with federal law enforcement and private security experts, though there are fears the deadlock could last a lot longer, given the sophistication of RobinHood.United States Golf Association’s Golf Handicap Information Network site, which is a place golfers can post scores and calculate their handicaps. The scores were not good, making the president look bad, and were posted on a day he wasn’t playing golf. The USGA confirmed that “it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user” but it’s not clear if it was a prank or an accident.The Register, the company confirmed it had been breached. A hacker calling themselves Boris sent the newspaper stolen files from Perceptics, which included image, among many other file types. According to The Register, the files had names that suggested an association with specific US government agencies, such as Immigrant and Customs Enforcement. Though The Register confirmed the breach, it apparently didn’t check what the files contained, writing at one point that “many of the image files, we're guessing, are license plate captures.”
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