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9/23/2016

A "state-sponsored actor" stole personal data from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts two years ago, the company says, including email addresses, names and birth dates. The announcement comes as Verizon is expected to acquire Yahoo in a deal that could close in early 2017.

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Bloomberg
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Yahoo, Verizon
9/22/2016

A serious data breach at Yahoo was first discussed this summer, but the company has yet to confirm that the event did indeed occur -- or the extent of the data loss. Verizon is in the middle of a $4.8 billion deal to buy Yahoo, and this latest data security incident could create doubt and concern over the merger.

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Recode
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Yahoo, Verizon
9/22/2016

Gemalto's Breach Level Index showed that data breaches across the world are increasing by 15% in the first half of this year compared with the previous six months, with 4.8 billion private records stolen since 2013 and the US having the most breaches, at 728, followed by the UK, at 61, and the rest of Europe, at 25. Though 27% of global breaches were in the health care industry, only 5% of the exposed records came from this sector, compared with 12% in the previous six months.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
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Gemalto
9/22/2016

Radio frequency identification tags implanted in the body could be used to identify patients, access patient records and convey health care information for routine and emergency care. However, security and privacy issues could be obstacles to wide use, and some patients, including those with dementia, might not be able to consent.

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dementia
9/22/2016

Allianz has issued a report that points out the cybersecurity threat posed by the increased number of drones in the sky. Drones can cause crashes in the air or become targets for hackers who want to steal information from the unmanned aircraft, the report states.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
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Allianz
9/22/2016

Cyberattack costs could actually be lower than experts first thought, Rand Corp. has found in a study. However, the cost of cybercrime is rising, and businesses need to be vigilant to prevent attacks.

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Rand Corp.
9/22/2016

People with cybersecurity skills are in short supply in the private and public sectors and demand for those skills is rising. A meeting this week of the presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity sought to generate ideas on how to fill the gap.

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BankInfoSecurity.com
9/22/2016

Cisco reports that more than 840,000 of its networking devices have a flaw that can be exploited by hackers tied to the National Security Agency. Specifically, the flaw affects Cisco's IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE software and targets the device's memory.

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ITWorld.com
9/21/2016

Replacements for Samsung's ill-starred Galaxy Note7 phones have begun arriving in the US, but a survey finds that at least a third of current owners are opting for a refund instead. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications and Sprint say they're accepting orders for the replacement phones.

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USA Today, Reuters
9/21/2016

Small businesses could receive more help dealing with cybersecurity threats under a bill the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider today. The Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act would enhance the resources available at small-business development centers.

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The Hill
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