Fearing coronavirus, a Michigan college tracks its students with a flawed app

And students have no way to opt out Schools and universities across the United States are split on whether to open for the fall semester, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Albion College, a small liberal arts school in Michigan, said in June it would allow its nearly 1,500 students to return to campus for the new academic year starting in August.


California DMV Is Selling Drivers' Data to Private Investigators

Image: Cathryn Virginia/Motherboard Do you work at a company selling data? Do you know of an abuse of DMV data? We'd love to hear from you. Using a non-work phone or computer, you can contact Joseph Cox securely on Signal on +44 20 8133 5190, Wickr on josephcox, OTR chat on jfcox@jabber.ccc.de , or email joseph.cox@vice.com .


Report: Unskilled hackers can breach about 3 out of 4 companies

Positive Technologies found in a recent study that criminals with few skills can hack a company in less than 30 minutes. Despite cybersecurity efforts, bad actors continue to find ways to hack businesses. Consequently, security efforts are focused on how to prevent these destructive breaches.


FBI, DHS expose North Korean government malware used in fake job posting campaign - CyberScoop

Written by Shannon Vavra Aug 19, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI and DHS' cybersecurity agency exposed malware Wednesday that North Korean government hackers have been using this year to target defense contractors in the military and energy sectors.


Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack

R1 RCM Inc. [ NASDAQ:RCM], one of the nation's largest medical debt collection companies, has been hit in a ransomware attack. Formerly known as Accretive Health Inc., Chicago-based R1 RCM brought in revenues of $1.18 billion in 2019. The company has more than 19,000 employees and contracts with at least 750 healthcare organizations nationwide.


World's largest cruise line operator Carnival hit by ransomware

Cruise line operator Carnival Corporation has disclosed that one of their brands suffered a ransomware attack over the past weekend. Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise operator in the world with over 150,000 employees and 13 million guests annually.


Adapting to a New Way of Working in 2020

In the spring of 2020, organizations sought to protect their workforce by mandating and enabling their employees to work from home. While necessary for saving lives, this experience physically separated security professionals from their own teams, from the employees who depend on them, and from the systems they're responsible for.

Cisco Blogs

Zero-Trust Security 101

What are the tenets and fundamental spirit of zero-trust architecture -- without the marketing speak? Zero trust sounds so harsh. But real cybersecurity results can come from the harsh-sounding scheme that defines every relationship as fraught with danger and mistrust. Zero-trust security is a common topic of discussion in cybersecurity circles these days, but understanding it goes beyond the name.

Dark Reading

Andreas Antonopoulos on Why the ETH Supply Debate Is 'Silly' - Unchained Podcast

Andreas Antonopoulos, speaker, educator and author of "Mastering Bitcoin" and "Mastering Ethereum," dives into the ETH supply debate that raged over the last week.

Unchained Podcast

The U.S.' double privacy standards on TikTok

Editor's note: Johannes Drooghaag is an analyst and strategist for cybersecurity in the Netherlands and author of "The Human Element in Cyber Security." The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. The U.S.