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Malware Hits Plants of Chip Giant TSMC

A piece of malware has caused significant disruptions in the factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s biggest contract chipmaker.

TSMC’s most important customer is Apple, whose iPhone and iPad products use TSMC chips, but the company also supplies semiconductors to Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD, MediaTek and Broadcom.

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A piece of malware has caused significant disruptions in the factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s biggest contract chipmaker.

TSMC’s most important customer is Apple, whose iPhone and iPad products use TSMC chips, but the company also supplies semiconductors to Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD, MediaTek and Broadcom.

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Student Charged in Elaborate Digital Money Theft Scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts college student who was named his high school's valedictorian for his savvy tech skills hacked into unsuspecting investors' personal cellphones, email and social media accounts to steal at least $2 million in digital currency like Bitcoin, according to documents provided by California prosecutors Wednesday.

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The Disconnect Between Understanding Email Threats and Preventing Them

Email continues to be the starting point for the majority of all security breaches. The 2018 Verizon Data Breaches Investigation Report (DBIR) says that email is the attack vector in 96% of breaches. But a new study suggests that despite these figures, companies are not allocating sufficient resources to reduce email risk.

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FireEye MalwareGuard Uses Machine Learning to Detect Malware

FireEye on Tuesday announced the launch of MalwareGuard, an engine that leverages machine learning (ML) to detect malware and prevent it from executing.

MalwareGuard has been added to FireEye’s Endpoint Security product and the firm will also be deploying the new engine to its Network Security and Email Security solutions.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Medical System Notifies 1.4M Patients About Computer Breach

A major Iowa hospital and medical clinic system has notified about 1.4 million patients and former patients about a computer breach that might have exposed their personal information.

UnityPoint Health officials say hackers used broke into the company's email system and could have obtained medical information.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: WATCH Live: DHS National Cybersecurity Summit

The DHS National Cybersecurity Summit will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders across government, industry, and academia to reinforce DHS’s collective defense mission and its commitment to working across a wide range of industries and sectors to protect national critical functions.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Twitter Curbs Access for 143,000 Apps in New Crackdown

Twitter said Tuesday it had removed more than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a fresh crackdown on "malicious" activity from automated accounts.

The San Francisco-based social network said it was tightening access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) that allows developers to make automated Twitter posts.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Bluetooth Vulnerability Allows Traffic Monitoring, Manipulation

A high severity vulnerability affecting some Bluetooth implementations can allow an attacker in physical proximity of two targeted devices to monitor and manipulate the traffic they exchange. Some of the impacted vendors have already released patches.

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Bluetooth Vulnerability Allows Traffic Monitoring, Manipulation

A high severity vulnerability affecting some Bluetooth implementations can allow an attacker in physical proximity of two targeted devices to monitor and manipulate the traffic they exchange. Some of the impacted vendors have already released patches.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: DOJ Cybersecurity Task Force Outlines Plans for Protecting Elections

The U.S. Justice Department’s Cyber-Digital Task Force made public its first report on Thursday, covering the threat to elections, cybercrime schemes, and various other topics.

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DOJ Cybersecurity Task Force Outlines Plans for Protecting Elections

The U.S. Justice Department’s Cyber-Digital Task Force made public its first report on Thursday, covering the threat to elections, cybercrime schemes, and various other topics.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Death by Leaks: Russian Hacking Helped Sink Clinton 2016 Campaign

In September 2015 an FBI cybersecurity agent called up the Democratic National Committee, just gearing up for the coming presidential election, to report that Russia-linked hackers had penetrated their network.

The agent was passed on to the help desk, where his message died.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: US Lifts Export Ban on Suppliers to China’s ZTE

The United States on Friday formally lifted a crippling ban on exports to China's ZTE, rescuing the smartphone maker from the brink of collapse after it was denied key components.

The US Commerce Department said it would continue to monitor the company to prevent further violations of US sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

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US Lifts Export Ban on Suppliers to China’s ZTE

The United States on Friday formally lifted a crippling ban on exports to China's ZTE, rescuing the smartphone maker from the brink of collapse after it was denied key components.

The US Commerce Department said it would continue to monitor the company to prevent further violations of US sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

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Dark Web Chatter Helpful in Predicting Real World Hacks, Firm Says

Some hacks are serendipitous events for skiddies who happen across a website with an easily exploitable common vulnerability. Others, especially the major breaches of major enterprises, are planned and executed with care. Such planning often leaves traces of noise across the internet. IntSights, founded in 2015, searches both the surface and deep web for this noise, and converts it into actionable intelligence. It looks for evidence of planned attacks before they actually occur.

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