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Jared Kushner Used Personal Email for White House Transactions

Jared Kushner

A report by the journalism company “Politico” that was recently published last September 24 claimed that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s Official Senior Adviser, and son-in-law, had used his personal email account to transact official White House business. This email account was created during the transition period that occurred right after the 2016 elections. Politico criticized this finding as being part …

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US Department of Homeland Security Informed 21 States of Election Hacking

Election Hacking

Nearly half of all the U.S. states were informed by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) last September 22 that several Russia-linked hackers had previously targeted their election systems in hopes to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Majority of the targeted states were only met with preparatory actions by the hackers, such as scanning the election system to …

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SAP to Purchase Customer-Identity Management Enterprise Gigya for $350 Million

Customer Identity Management

SAP SE — a German multinational giant that specializes in developing enterprise software — recently announced the acquisition of a technology firm for the enhancement of its “SAP Hybris” e-commerce division. The corporation acquired Gigya, a tech corporation that specializes on a web-based platform that offers customer identity management and profiling to online properties. Even though the terms-of-agreement have not …

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EU Defense Ministers Participated in First Cyber War Games in Tallinn

Cyber War Games in Tallinn

Defense ministers from EU member-states recently participated in the “EU Cybrid 2017” exercise that was held in Tallinn, Estonia last September 7, 2017. This event marks the Union’s first attempt at hosting its own unified cyber war games to tackle a range of digital security issues that could arise during potential cyber attacks. Some of the topics that were tackled …

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Los Angeles to Create Cybersecurity Collaborations With Local Businesses

Cybersecurity collaborations

Los Angeles authorities are planning to launch a city-wide initiative that partners with local establishments in fighting against potential cyber attacks. City officials foresee this initiative happening with the creation of the country’s first-ever regional collaborative cyber-defense effort that they named the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles city mayor, recently said that the goal of this …

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North Korean Hackers Reported to Target Bitcoin Exchanges

bitcoin exchanges

A research report that was recently published by a security firm believes that North Korean hackers are responsible for a series of cyber attacks that were conducted against crypto-currency exchanges. The report believes that these hackers have conducted multiple attempts in breaching South Korea’s cyberinfrastructure and steal the Bitcoin and Ethereum funds of online currency exchange users. The dollar conversion …

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