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Robinhood’s data breach involved about 7 million customers. Here’s how to protect your credit from fraudsters

[CNBC, Reuters] The online brokerage said Monday that a Nov. 3 data breach involved about 7 million customers.Most of them had either their email address or full names exposed, while a small group had more extensive information compromised.The incident is a good reminder that there are ways to prevent criminals from using your personal information […]

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A Coinbase user lost $11.6 million in under 10 minutes after falling for a fake-notification scam, the US Attorneys Office said

[Business Insider, Getty Images] Federal investigators filed a warrant for 10.2 bitcoin held in a Huobi Global wallet. The crypto was stolen from a Coinbase account in an $11.6 million heist, the government said.Investigators said an unknown person sent a notification to a Coinbase user after a 200 bitcoin buy.A federal judge this month approved a […]

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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

[The Associated Press, Getty Images] Almost always in arm’s reach, rarely turned off and holding huge stores of personal and sensitive data, cellphones have become top targets for hackers. As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said […]

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50,000 security disasters waiting to happen: The problem of America’s water supplies

[NBC NEWS] “If you could imagine a community center run by two old guys who are plumbers, that’s your average water plant,” one cybersecurity consultant said. A series of cyberattacks on water facilities highlight the precarious security situation facing U.S. supplies. On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served […]

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