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HUAWEI LAPTOP BACKDOOR FLAW IN WINDOWS 10 RAISES CONCERNS

By Jane Wakefield
A flaw in Huawei laptops's Windows 10 has been found by Microsoft researchers. This flaw could have been used to take control of computer and even more, and it had probably been introduced at the manufacturing stage. BBC news said Huawei denies any collusion with Beijing, corrected the flaw after it was notified about it in January. A British Prof told BBC the flaw is related to a known computer security issue, which has been abused by a wide variety of hackers, including those who are state-sponsored and criminal gangs...
By Jane Wakefield  View Source  
Taipei Government Shocked Hacker Invasion: Mayor Ko Wen-je's Visit Leaked
The Taipei Government computers have been hacked, lots of data, including Taipei Mayor Ke Wen-je (Ke Wenzhe) and his visit to the US, are believed to leak, the police have begun investigations. Months ago, 3 million health data are stolen, and the attacking IP has been confirmed from China. This time, because 11 computers of the Taipei international affairs team had been hacked just before Mayor Ke's Washington trip, politic factors, either from China or US, may be the root of it...
By Lee I-chia  View Source  
1 million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked
You are hunting for new home, but your data are for sale on dark web. Say less online may become a trend when more and more hacker stories are reported. A million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and for sale on the dark web. The company confirmed Tuesday evening. It's difficult for StreetEasy, its spokesperson said the stolen data included email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. The actual leakage are even more, like phone numbers, the last four digits, card type, expiration dates, and billing addresses...
By JIM DALRYMPLE  View Source  
Formjacking Is the New Favorite Hack of Cyber Crooks
In some cases, your personal data is leaked not from your side. Every month, 4,800 websites around retail websites are targeted by cyber criminals, who snatch credit/debit card information with a hacking technique called formjacking, one of the newest favorite ways for hackers to steal personal data. Now small and medium-sized businesses are still the biggest targets of formjacking, but British Airways and Ticketmaster have also fallen victim to attacks. It possibly hurts confidences of online business...
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB  View Source  
Dow Jones 2.4M Records Left Exposed from Amazon Server
We usually think financial organization like Dow Jones should have higher data security standards. A bad news is telling its watchlist of more than 2.4 million 'high-risk' clients was leaked to the public due to incorrectly configured from unsecured Elasticsearch database, hosted on AWS, the famous cloud of Amazon. A report said the the list, as big as 4.4GB, was sitting on a public Elasticsearch and available for public access. We doubt that game level technology or management can really protect serious privacy?
By Adam Shepherd  View Source