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Great, Now an Airline Is Normalizing Casual Fingerprinting

khe6cwhtoza5yd8bhvdy.pngDelta Airlines announced Monday that it’s rolling out biometric entry at its line of airport lounges. With the press of two fingers, Delta members will be able to enter any of Delta’s 50 exclusive lounges for drinks, comfortably unaware of the encroaching dystopian biometric surveillance structure closing around…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/great-now-an-airline-is-normalizing-casual-fingerprint-1824092844

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Orbitz data breach exposes 880,000 customer credit cards

Travel company Orbitz has revealed a huge security breach that exposed about 880,000 customer credit cards. According to the company, the breach — which was discovered on March 1 — could have spanned from October 1, 2017, until December 22, 2017, during which time the hacker may have had access to certain data. The data itself was submitted between January … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/orbitz-data-breach-exposes-880000-customer-credit-cards-21523971/

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U.S. busts ‘massive’ Iranian hacking scheme


The Justice Department on Friday revealed charges against an Iranian hacking ring that prosecutors say spent years pilfering research and documents from over 100 American universities and government agencies.

Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, called it a “massive and brazen cyber-assault” and “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted” by U.S. officials.

The case is the second time federal prosecutors have charged Iranian government-linked hackers, coming almost exactly two years after DOJ indicted seven Iranians for a series of coordinated cyberattacks against the U.S. financial sector and for infiltrating a New York dam in 2013.

But Friday’s charges represent the takedown of a broader — and more purposeful — digital theft campaign.

DOJ specifically targeted the Iran-based Mabna Institute, which it says was founded in 2013 “to assist Iranian universities and scientific and research organizations in stealing access to non-Iranian scientific resources.”

Over the course of four years, prosecutors say, hackers working for the Mabna Institute stole at least 31 terabytes of data from 144 American universities, totaling $3.4 billion in intellectual property. The group also cracked into 176 foreign universities, DOJ said.

Beyond universities, the Iranians hit five U.S. government agencies, including the state governments in Hawaii and Indiana, as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees the energy industry, and the Department of Labor.

The group also infiltrated the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund, DOJ said.

In total, prosecutors indicted nine Iranians for participating in the scheme, which continued until at least December 2017, according to a release.

Over those years, the indicted Mabna hackers breached the email accounts of roughly 8,000 professors.

The hackers conducted “many” of the intrusions “on behalf of” Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, “as well as other Iranian government and university clients,” according to DOJ.

“The hackers targeted innovations and intellectual property from our country’s greatest minds,” Berman said.

The Treasury Department also slapped sanctions on the Mabna Institute and the nine charged individuals.

While none of the charged hackers have been detained, Berman said the indictments would restrict their lives.

“The only way they will see the outside world is through their computer screens, but stripped of their greatest asset — anonymity,” he said.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/23/iran-hackers-us-482183

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Congress Rushes to Pass Spending Bill Packed With Disastrous Global Surveillance Measures


Once again, the US government is facing a possible shutdown, and the House is hoping to pass a 2,000-page spending bill on Thursday that’s only been released for a few hours to avoid it. As we warned last week, an ill-considered piece of legislation has been thrown in that makes the NSA’s limitless wiretapping look…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/congress-rushes-to-pass-spending-bill-packed-with-disas-1823988864

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Cryptojacking turns your PC into a Bitcoin mine, but you won’t see a cent

Cryptojacking, the latest evolution of malware, has infected some of the largest websites on the internet. Here’s how to keep your PC from becoming a slave in a cryptocurrency mine.

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