Sounding like one of his own supporters, Trump said we as US citizens need to "get on with our lives" regarding accusations that Russia hacked Democratic Party emails to help Donald Trump win this year’s US election. Russian has denied involvement. Trump has called the accusations “ridiculous.” Obama, however, has taken the accusations very, very seriously, and states that all US residents should be “alarmed” by the actions of Russia.
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Once upon a time, Yahoo was king of the internet. They were a top dog in the early days of the internet, owned the news, and the company was estimated to be worth over $100 billion. But those were the old days. Today, Yahoo still has a massive online presence but nowhere near the world-conqueror it was back near the turn of the century. In fact, in July of this year the company was sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion. A $95 billion bargain isn’t too bad right? But Verizon is rethinking whether Yahoo is even worth that.
Peachtree Orthopedics announced that its systems suffered a data breach back in October, but they didn't release the number of affected patients. That number has been now been discovered: 543,879. The data breach is the sixth largest in the country this year and the largest in the state of Georgia.
You may have missed the latest news surrounding Yahoo's massive hack that compromised the data of half a billion user accounts. They released it on Election Day, after all, which was sure to take a little heat off of the former internet giant.
Eddie Bauer has become the most recent retailer to be the victim of compromised point-of-sale systems. The clothing chain has removed malware from the PoS systems at all of its 350 stores in North America.
Cisco is still dealing with the fallout from the NSA data dump by the hacking group, The Shadow Brokers. In the data released by the hackers, researchers have found yet another attack vector. This attack would allow someone to steal the pre-shared key for a VPN from a line of Cisco products and ultimately giving them the ability to access normally encrypted traffic.
It’s being reported that the Clinton Foundation has hired cybersecurity firm FireEye to go over its systems after noticing signs that they may have been the victim of a Russian hack. Security official say the perpetrators used spear phishing techniques that were similar to the ones used in the hacks on the Democratic National Committee.