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Popular tax prep software sent financial information to Meta: report

Meta (formerly Facebook) corporate headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 9, 2022. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Popular tax prep software including TaxAct, TaxSlayer and H&R Block sent sensitive financial information to Facebook parent company Meta through its widespread code, known as a pixel, that helps developers track user activity […]

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New task force to target ‘scumbag’ hackers following Medibank and Optus cyber attacks

Russian criminals accused of stealing Medibank customer data have been labelled “scumbags”, with the government vowing to “hack the hackers” through a new task force targeting ransomware gangs. Key points: About 100 officers will be working on the joint operation between the AFP and Australia’s cyber spy agency As well as hunting down those behind cyber attacks, […]

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Medibank data leak threatened by cybercriminal as class action lawsuits loom

A cybercriminal individual or group demanding a ransom has threatened to release Medibank client data as Australia’s largest health insurer faces a possible class action over the hacking of sensitive information for 9.7 million current and former customers. Key points: An individual or group claiming to have Medibank customer data has threatened to release it within […]

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Australians lost almost half a billion dollars to scammers in nine months — and that’s only what we know about

Between January and September this year, Australians lost $424.8 million to scammers (that’s more than $47 million a month). It signifies a 90 per cent increase in losses compared to the same period last year. But those figures are likely only the tip of the iceberg, with just 13 per cent of victims reporting crimes to Scamwatch. Your quick guide Get the key […]

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FTC seeks to hold Drizly CEO accountable for alleged security failures

The Drizly application on a smartphone. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images In a new proposed settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking to hold a tech CEO accountable to specific security standards, even if he moves to a new company. The agency announced Monday that its four commissioners had voted unanimously to issue […]

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The Takeover | Official Trailer | Netflix – Netflix

The Takeover | Official Trailer | Netflix  Netflix

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Biden signs executive order to protect data transfers between US, EU

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new framework to protect the privacy of personal data shared between the U.S. and Europe, the White House announced on Friday. The new framework fills a significant gap in data protections across the Atlantic since a European court undid a previous version in 2020. The […]

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Prince Harry, Elton John, David Furnish, Doreen Lawrence, Liz Hurley and Sadie Frost launch legal action over alleged phone-tapping, privacy breaches

A group of high-profile Brits have launched legal action against the publishers of The Daily Mail, alleging the UK newspaper invaded their privacy and tapped their phones. The Daily Mail has denied all the allegations, calling them “preposterous smears”. Here’s what we know about the lawsuit and the allegations that have sparked it. Who’s involved? London […]

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Uber says alleged teen hacker breached systems, taunted workers

Uber confirmed it is dealing with a “cybersecurity incident” after a teenage hacker reportedly breached the ride-sharing giant’s internal systems and began taunting workers with explicit messages and images. The hacker who took responsibility reportedly claims to be just 18 years old, and gained access to the ride-sharing giant’s internal networks by pretending to be […]

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