He was a A very bad week in the technology market as new information emerged about the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange and Elon Musk fired a large number of Twitter employees from the company. Cryptocurrency researchers have been scrambling to understand what happened to the nearly half a billion cryptocurrencies that were released in FTX last week. It seems that some of them can be caught by the authorities in the Bahamas, but the secret is still being revealed.
Meanwhile, the wheels have been spinning a lot on Twitter. Earlier this week, for example, some users were not receiving two-factor authentication codes sent via SMS, and it is not known whether the problem has been completely resolved. With staff shortages and a lot of chaos, we looked at the impact if Twitter suffered a major data breach or another major attack during this critical time.
A new study shows that telehealth sites often put information on patients at risk, while tracking technology is on sites that are more likely to use drugs. And we have the fourth installment in the series “The Hunt for the Dark Web’s Biggest Kingpin,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the AlphaBay dark market. The story tells how the Dutch National High-Tech Crime Unit took over the Hansa black market and followed the US and Thai police as they cornered AlphaBay’s kingpin, Alpha02, in an attempt to arrest him. .
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A major hacking and leaking operation in Moldova has released letters allegedly on the Telegraph by at least two politicians, sparking scandals and accusations of corruption. The site, dubbed “Moldova Leaks,” has also threatened to release information about government officials and politicians. The website published messages allegedly from the Minister of Justice of Moldova, Sergiu Litvinenco, and the advisor of security and national security to the President Dorin Recean in the last two weeks. Some of the talks suggest that some Moldovan officials won fraudulent elections or were wrongly installed, and the leak appears to be an attempt to confuse anti-corruption officials. Moldova’s Russian-backed political opposition has been quick to publish accusations based on the revelations that Litvinenco, Recean, and others should be removed from office.
Moldova’s Ministry of Justice said the information released was stolen, but added that some of it had been altered. Litvinenco and other officials in the Moldovan government have blamed Russia for the operation. “The purpose of this disinformation is to divert public attention from the real problems that gangs are facing in the Republic of Moldova and their connections with foreign operations,” Litvinenco wrote on Facebook. At the end of October, The Washington Post report on efforts by Russia’s FSB security agency to undermine the European-aligned government of Moldova.
Google will pay $391.5 million to 40 US states following an investigation into its location-tracking practices. The investigation, a joint effort between state attorneys general, looked into whether Google misled users and compromised its location-tracking services. “Customers thought they were going to turn off Google’s location tracking, but the company continued to secretly record their movements and use that information to target advertisers,” Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said. The Washington Post. “We conducted a survey of 40 U.S. attorneys general based on a set of principles we developed years ago,” Google wrote on a website detailing the deal on Monday. months to come to provide greater guidance and transparency on location information. “
Most mobile apps in Google Play and the Apple App Store include code modules from a company called Pushwoosh that claims to be based in Washington, DC, but Reuters reports is based in Russia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included the Pushwoosh code in seven of its programs and removed the service after learning of the Reuters findings. The CDC said it was misled about the location of Pushwoosh’s headquarters. In March, the US Army also removed an app used by the military at a popular US military training facility because it included the Pushwoosh code. In US business and regulatory filings, the company claims to be located in California, Maryland, or DC, but it pays taxes in Russia and is located in Novosibirsk, Siberia. The company apparently had about 40 employees and reported revenue of 143,270,000 rubles (about $2.4 million) in 2021. software supply chain” hacking and hacking.
Data and privacy regulators in Norway, France, and Germany have all warned that World Cup attendees should not download the two Qatar World Cup apps or do so on a smartphone if necessary. Officials warn that these programs are problematic, collecting more information than they should and more than they say in their privacy policies. “One of these programs collects information about the number of calls,” Germany’s data protection agency said in a warning this week. “The fourth program prevents the device from entering the sleeping area. It is clear that the information used by these programs is not limited to the local area of the device and is sent to a central server.” World Cup events will begin this week.