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Data Breaches in 2021 Already Top All of Last Year: Study  

The tally of data breaches this year is poised to once again set all-time highs, recent reports suggest.

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Cybersecurity Startup Wiz Triples Valuation to $6B  

Tel Aviv-based cloud security startup Wiz, valued at $1.8 billion five months ago, has drawn a $6 billion valuation in its most recent funding round, according to CEO Assaf Rappaport. So reports Bloomberg.

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Engineer Arrested for Selling Nuclear Secrets in a Peanut Butter Sandwich  

An engineer and his wife have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell confidential information on U.S. nuclear submarine reactors by hiding it in a peanut butter sandwich. So reports ZDNet.

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Defense Official Quits Over U.S. Cybersecurity Concerns  

Nicolas Chaillan, who was chief software officer for the U.S. Air Force, has resigned after three years in the role, claiming the country’s readiness for cyber conflict will be no match for China. So reports The Independent.

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Twitch Suffers Data Leak Including Source Code and Creator Payouts  

Twitch has acknowledged a major data breach after hackers leaked the Amazon-owned video streaming service’s source code, creator payout details and a vast array of other data. So reports The Verge.

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House Passes Bill for Cybersecurity Workforce Rotation  

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would set up a rotational program for cybersecurity professionals. So reports FedScoop.

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UMass Hires Cybersecurity Firm to Probe Racist Emails  

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained cybersecurity firm Stroz Friedberg Digital Forensics to look into the origins of racist emails sent to Black student groups, the school chancellor said. So reports CBS.

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Russia Arrests Top Cybersecurity Exec on Treason Charges

An executive of one of Russia’s most prominent cybersecurity firms has been arrested in Moscow and accused of high treason. So reports the Associated Press.

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Neiman Marcus Warns 4.6 Million Customers About Data Breach  

High-end retailer Neiman Marcus has sent out notifications of a data breach that it said affected 4.6 million online customers in May 2020. So reports Ars Technica.

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Port of Houston Says It Foiled Hacking Attempt  

The Port of Houston, a key U.S. port, has said that it was the target of an unsuccessful cyber attack. So reports The Hill.

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