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Indonesia probes suspected data breach on COVID-19 app

Indonesia is investigating a suspected security flaw in a COVID-19 test-and-trace app that left exposed personal information and the health status of 1.3 million people, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

SEC charges broker-dealers, investment advisors over cybersecurity failures

Units of three broker-dealer and investment advisory firms agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties to settle charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over cybersecurity failures, the regulator said on Monday.

Check Point Software acquires cloud email security company Avanan

Check Point Software Technologies said on Monday it acquired U.S.-Israeli cyber security company Avanan, which specialises in protecting email, where most cyber attacks begin.

Exclusive-Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers of exposed databases

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -Microsoft on Thursday warned thousands of its cloud computing customers, including some of the world’s largest companies, that intruders could have the ability to read, change or even delete their main databases, according to a copy of the email and a cyber security researcher.

U.S. to work with Big Tech, finance sector on new cybersecurity guidelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would work with industry to hammer out new guidelines to improve the security of the technology supply chain, as President Joe Biden appealed to private sector executives to “raise the bar on cybersecurity.”

White House to tackle cyber challenges with Apple, IBM, insurance CEOs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House is hosting an event on Wednesday that will bring together the largest U.S. technology companies for a discussion about cybersecurity challenges following a raft of high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year, people familiar with the event told Reuters.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to join executives at White House cybersecurity meeting -source

Amazon Inc Chief Executive Andy Jassy will join tech executives at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

T-Mobile breach hits 53 million customers as probe finds wider impact

(Corrects paragraph 7 to say the 2018 breach affected 3% of 77 million customers, not 77 million customers)

U.S. telecoms agency to probe T-Mobile data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said late Wednesday it will investigate a data breach disclosed by T-Mobile US Inc impacting more than 47 million current, former and prospective customers.

U.S. telecoms agency investigating massive T-Mobile data breach

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Wednesday it is investigating a T-Mobile US Inc data breach that the company said impacted more than 40 million former, prospective and current customers.


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