Hackers breached the systems of Norway’s Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) and stole the records of 2.9 million Norwegians. Medical records have value on the black market for identity theft.
Jan. 29 is officially the first day of the 2018 tax-filing season. Filing taxes early can minimize the chances of getting hit by tax refund fraud. The IRS stresses that it will never initiate contact with taxpayers about a bill or refund. If you receive a phishing email that spoofs the IRS, consider forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uber’s AWS credentials were accessible from a private GitHub repo, which led to a major data breach in 2016. GitHub advises to never store access tokens, passwords, or other authentication keys in code on GitHub repositories.
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