And in March 2017, the company admitted that the same state sponsored actor responsible for the 2014 attack also stole Yahoo data during 2015 and 2016, compromising 32 million more user accounts.
That's a great way for both people to end up shot, which is why the military advises the method that Cara Dune adopts when the Mandalorian gets wounded in a firefight in the last episode: Drag the casualty into cover for assessment while providing vast quantities of covering fire.
In the fall of 2016, Kaye's distributed denial of service attacks launched gargantuan waves of junk traffic from his botnet of half a million hijacked internet-connected security cameras, one of several botnets known as Mirai, at the Liberian telecom network Lonestar.
At Tesla , the electric vehicle maker, January 1, 2020 will mark something else: the official end of its vehicles’ eligibility for federal tax credits.Here’s how it works: Each automaker is eligible for $7,500 in credits for each electric vehicle sold, up to 200,000 sales.
On Wednesday, Google confirmed reports that it would begin offering checking accounts next year, the latest in a recent volley of tech ventures targeting consumer finance.Tech firms can deliver financial services right where and when they’re needed, says Gerard du Toit, a banking consultant at Bain.
These neo-banks have been trying to make money in the usual ways: By taking a cut of credit or debit card transactions, collecting interest on consumer deposits, and making loans.
Your personal data is valuable to marketers, which is why so many companies have details about you on their books—all of which can be used to target you with advertising, or to find out where you live and work, or even to steal your identity for fraudulent purposes.
The Equifax settlement has a provision through which victims can claim a cash payment for "time spent."If you spent hours researching what to do about the breach, setting up credit freezes, hopping on the phone with your bank, or doing anything else remotely relevant, you can claim up to $250 for that time without needing to show any specific evidence.
But Congress had just passed a bill that gave Sunrun a chance: It allowed businesses and individuals to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing new solar panels from their taxes.
But Rotenberg notes that without a comprehensive data breach response plan within the federal government, a settlement like Equifax's may not have been much more effective even with an FTC fine.
The FBI connected the incident to Thompson quickly, the criminal complaint says, because it was so easy to link the Github page where she posted the stolen data to her handle and real identity.
They've negotiated a settlement with Equifax that entitles all victims to 10 years of free credit monitoring, or $125. This (unfortunately) could actually come in handy, given that Social Security numbers taken from Equifax are starting to show up on the dark web, and consumers have already suffered identity theft related to the breach, according to Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro.
The state and federal groups that investigated Equifax touted the payout as an important wake-up call for all US corporations—especially since Equifax will also be required to make hundreds of millions of dollars of additional internal cybersecurity improvements on top of the fines.
You sign up for these “free” trials with your credit card, forget about them, and then are left paying for a service you aren’t using.“The idea for this product came when I realized I was being charged for a $21.99 gym membership from over a year ago that I was never using,” says Browder.
A new report from threat detection firm RiskIQ details how Magecart hackers have found a way to scan Amazon S3 buckets—cloud repositories that hold data and and other backend necessities for sites and companies—for any that are misconfigured to allow anyone with an Amazon Web Services account to not just read their contents, but write to them, implementing whatever changes they want.
On Friday, independent security journalist Brian Krebs revealed that the real estate and title insurance giant First American had 885 million sensitive customer financial records, going back to 2003, exposed on its website for anyone to access.
For example, Crowdstrike observed hacktivist mainstay group Anonymous launching a DDoS attack against the Office of the Presidency in Sudan on March 1, and conducting website defacements—and more DDoS attacks—against a wide array of targets throughout the month including the Ministry of Labor, the Central Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Sudan National Police, two media outlets, and five local government sites.
They show up the next day, in the Daily Cash app, makes spending money feel like a fun game. Whether it’s racking up points on the Apple Card or betting on the cryptocurrency du jour, the way we spend is changing.
The company will work on rethinking and refining its delivery strategies throughout the quarter, Musk said, but he advised shareholders not to expect another profit until the second half of the year.
More specifically, Ghosh says that it's time to make changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act , which protects social media sites like Facebook from liability for the content their users share. "This requires a collective effort, from Facebook, users, potentially security companies like us to keep these actors off social media sites," he says.
Just Use Apple Pay. You don't need to wait until Apple Card comes out this summer to experience the security features Apple touted on Monday.
Like pre-existing personal finance apps such as Mint and Acorns, Apple Wallet will automatically track where and how much you spend with Apple’s credit card.
Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images On Tuesday, Facebook reached a historic settlement with civil rights groups that had accused the company of allowing advertisers to unlawfully discriminate against minorities, women, and older people by using the platform’s ad-targeting technology to exclude them from seeing ads for housing, jobs, and credit—three areas with legal protections for groups that have historically been disenfranchised.
Tariffs, BAT, and Social Credit: A US-China Debate Getty Images Over the past few years, China's tech ascension has become one of the hottest topics du jour.