Feds Arrest Man for Stealing, Then Leaking 100 Unreleased Songs

Federal investigators have charged a man in Austin, Texas, for hacking a music producer’s social networking account in an effort to steal unreleased songs from more than 20 recording artists. On Monday, federal agents arrested 27-year-old Christian Erazo for his role in stealing 50GB of content and then leaking more than 100 unreleased songs online. Starting in late 2016, Erazo and his unnamed co-conspirators broke into the online account of…

November 27, 2019
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Adobe discloses security breach impacting Magento Marketplace users

Adobe disclosed today a security breach that impacted users registered on the company’s Magento Marketplace, a portal for buying, selling, and downloading themes and plugins for Magento-based online stores. In an email sent to customers, the company said the point of entry was a vulnerability in the Magento Marketplace website that allowed “an unauthorized third-party” to access account information for registered users. Impacted users include both regular users who registered…

November 27, 2019
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Stalking the Stalkerware

A recently released survey interviewed black hat hackers to get a better sense of the strategies and methodologies today's cybercriminals are using.

Ever get the feeling you’re being followed? Unfortunately, when it comes to our digital lives, this is increasingly the case. But while we’re all keen to boost our followers on social media, it’s a different matter when it comes to anonymous third parties secretly stalking us online. Yes, we’re already tracked by ISPs every time…

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November 27, 2019
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Researchers Train AI To Map a Person’s Facial Movements To Any Target Headshot

What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image? From a report: A tool called MarioNETte that was recently developed by researchers at Seoul-based Hyperconnect accomplishes this, thanks in part to cutting-edge machine learning techniques. The researchers claim it outperforms all baselines even where there’s “significant” mismatch…

November 27, 2019
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Bravery Award a Tribute to Those Who Selflessly Risk Their Lives at Sea for Others

WORLDWIDE – As detailed in our story earlier this year Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, was the very worthy winner of the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The presentation was made on Monday at International Maritime Organization headquarters in London. Nominated by the US for his part in a rescue operation in November 2018, Petty Officer Kelly, Aviation Survival…

November 27, 2019
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