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Facebook has removed around 364 Russian-sourced pages and accounts for coordinated inauthentic activity; some of them have ties to Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news agency. Additionally, the platform eliminated 41 Instagram accounts and 107 Facebook groups, accounts and pages that also were initiated in Russia based on information from US law enforcement.
A new survey by security company Gemalto has found that almost half of companies using internet of things devices have no way to determine if their devices are being hacked, despite citing security as one of the most important ways to earn customer trust. By 2023, an estimated 20 billion devices are expected to be on the market, but marketers are looking to government entities to set standards and regulations regarding cybersecurity, respondents told Gemalto.
IBM has agreed to a $325 million deal with Juniper Networks to help the company build its cloud-based strategy with infrastructure, applications and IT services. IBM will manage Juniper's support systems with its IBM Services Platform with Watson during the deal which spans seven years.
Private tweets from certain users of Twitter for Android were public for several years, due to an app bug that the company has now eliminated. Twitter says it has alerted all the users who may have been affected.
More than 772 million email addresses and almost 22 million passwords have been exposed as part of a series of hacks dating back to 2008. The compromised information is on security researcher Troy Hunt's website, Have I Been Pwned, where individuals can check if their information has been compromised.
A software flaw put the personal information of millions of players of the game "Fortnite" at risk. The makers of "Fortnite" said they patched the flaw once they were made aware of it; they encouraged players to "protect their accounts by not reusing passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others."
A report by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General found that the DOD Health Agency didn't meet its own password complexity requirements and failed to consistently implement cybersecurity measures to protect systems that processed, stored and transmitted patient information and electronic health records. The OIG offered a range of recommendations to address problems, including holding chief information officers accountable for the protection of patient health information.
Heart-monitoring capabilities developed with Stanford Medical School and a recovery tracking app for joint surgery patients are leading Apple's charge toward the front of the digital health space. Apple's objective is to offer enhanced medical assistance to patients, as well as valuable data to providers and insurers.
With small businesses losing on average about $35,000 a year due to cybersecurity issues and few having the funds to develop sophisticated programs, government incentives would be one way to protect customer data and save money. Such incentives would create a stronger economy overall and would protect businesses relying on outdated firewalls and other shaky safety nets.
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