Perceptics

You lost US Customs Border data? You’re losing your government contracts…

“Evidence of conduct indicating a lack of business honesty or integrity” led to suspension of federal contracts for hacked subcontracting firm.


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400GB of hacked files from US border surveillance contractor are available for anyone to download

Stolen CBP data has been distributed via torrent sites, and is now available for anyone to download.


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Smashing Security #132: CBP cyber attack, an iPhone privacy boost, and Twitter list abuse

United States Customs and Border Protection had sensitive data stolen, but the hackers didn’t have to breach its network. Apple has ambitious plans to make iPhone users safer online. And trolls are using Twitter lists to target their victims.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.


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