This week in non-coronavirus news: 5 billion records breached and federal privacy bill proposed



Coronavirus continues to dominate most headlines, so this week we're taking another break from pandemic news to see what else made news.


SC Magazine: Five billion records exposed in open ‘data breach database’

By: Teri Robinson

More than five billion records were exposed after a Keepnet Labs Elasticsearch “data breach database” housing a trove of security incidents from the last seven years was left unprotected.


TechRadar Pro: Major data breach exposes database of 200 million users

By: Anthony Spadafora

Security analysts at CyberNews have discovered an unprotected database online which contains over 800GB of personal information including detailed records on over 200m US users.


Health IT Security: Senate GOP bill proposes federal privacy standard bill, preempts states

By: Jessica Davis

After bipartisan talks fell through on a federal national privacy law, Sen. Jerry Moran released his take on national privacy standard bill that would preempt state laws.


VentureBeat: Nokia adds 5G to worldwide IoT network, lets carriers test new sensors

By: Jeremy Horwitz

Nokia may be best known for cellular phones, but in recent years the Finnish company has focused on networking hardware — the radios and infrastructure that connect cellular devices to the internet.


CSO: The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies

By: Neal Weinberg

What makes these 10 security vendors the biggest power players? We break it down.


TechCrunch: Hackers hit NutriBullet website with credit card-stealing malware

By: Zack Whittaker

Magecart hackers have struck again, this time targeting the NutriBullet website.


CISO: 65% of security professionals access documents unrelated to their jobs: Research

A survey on insider threats conducted by unified security and risk analytics firm Gurucul, revealed that nearly 65% of cybersecurity professionals have accessed documents that are not related to their job profiles.


DarkReading: What cybersecurity pros really think about artificial intelligence

By: Ericka Chickowski

While there's a ton of unbounded optimism from vendor marketing and consultant types, practitioners are still reserving a lot of judgment.


Gizmodo: Here's what people thought of Twitter when it first launched

By: Matt Novak

The first tweet was sent on March 21, 2006 when cofounder and current CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “just setting up my twttr.”


InnovationMap: Houston esports startup scores partnerships with big gaming brands

By: Natalie Harms

Aesports marketplace based in the Houston area has won some big partnerships for 2020.






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