Stolen Wawa data hits the dark web and NFL Twitter hacks kickoff this week's headlines

The news headlines that held our attention this week included the stolen Wawa data hitting the dark web marketplace and the hijacking of multiple NFL Twitter accounts.



Fortune: Wawa Hacker is Selling 30 Million Stolen Credit Cards On the Dark Web, Cyber Experts Say

By: Jeff John Roberts

In late December, the popular Northeast convenience store chain Wawa disclosed hackers had obtained payment data for some of its customers.


ZDNet: Hackers Hijack Social Media Accounts for the NFL and 15 Teams

By: Catalin Cimpanu

OurMine crew hijacks social media accounts for the NFL, the 49ers, Cardinals, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Bucs, Cowboys, Colts, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Packers, Texans, and Vikings.


Vice: Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market For Your Web Browsing Data

By: Joseph Cox

An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.


TechCrunch: Avast Shuts Down Marketing Analytics Subsidiary Jumpshot Amid Controversy Over Selling User Data

By: Ingrid Lunden

Avast has made a huge business out of selling antivirus protection for computers and mobile devices, but more recently it was revealed that the Czech-based cybersecurity specialist was also cultivating another, more controversial, revenue stream: harvesting and selling on user data, some of which it amassed by way of those security tools.


Reuters: FBI Probes Use of Israeli Firm's Spyware in Personal and Government Hacks

By: Joseph Menn, Jack Stubbs

The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.


Columbia Journalism Review: Facebook Lays Out the Rules For its New Supreme Court For Content

By: Mathew Ingram

Over the past two years, Facebook has been...designing what it calls an Oversight Board, and this week the company announced the bylaws or rules that the board will operate under, as well as its first staff member.


Vice: Do Ring Cameras Violate Wiretapping Laws? New Hampshire Is About to Find Out

By: Todd Feathers

Prosecutors want to use audio captured by one of Amazon's home surveillance cameras as evidence in an unprecedented case.


Wall Street Journal: Democrats’ Iowa Caucus Voting App Stirs Security Concerns

By: Alexa Corse

Caucus workers will use the app on their personal smartphones, prompting questions of possible vulnerability.


Fox Business: Video Call App Zoom Adds Security Fixes After Eavesdrop Hack Discovered

By: Audrey Conklin

The vulnerability could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on calls and have access to all documents shared in the meetings.


CyberScoop: Department of Interior Grounding Drone Fleet Over Cybersecurity Concerns

By: Shannon Vavra

The secretary of the Interior issued an order Wednesday grounding all of the Department of the Interior’s non-emergency drones so the agency can assess potential cybersecurity concerns before operating the devices any further.





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