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Health Insurer Florida Blue Admits Hack Affecting 30,000

Blue Cross Blue Shield arm Florida Blue has divulged that a cyber-spoofing attack on the health insurer’s user database exposed the personal details of 30,000-plus members. So reports Becker’s Hospital Review.

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U.S. Blacklists Six Russian Organizations Over Cyber Espionage

The Biden administration has revealed a set of trade restrictions against four IT firms and two other organizations over digital spying that Washington attributes to Russia. So reports Reuters.

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Avast, NortonLifeLock Confirm Deal Talks

Cybersecurity firms Avast and NortonLifeLock have acknowledged talking about a potential merger, with the maker of Norton antivirus software saying it was mulling a cash-and-shares bid for Avast. So reports Yahoo Finance.

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U.S. Steps Up Pipeline Cyber Rules After Ransomware Attack

The U.S. government has issued new requirements meant to improve the cybersecurity of vital pipelines after Colonial Pipeline was recently hobbled by ransomware. So reports The Hill.

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Private Spy Software Used to Track Activists, Journalists: Leak

An investigation by 17 media outlets into leaked data has revealed that authoritarian governments using Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware have targeted human rights activists, journalists and attorneys around the globe. So reports The Guardian.

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British Airways Settles with Victims of 2018 Data Breach  

British Airways has reached a deal to end a lawsuit brought by thousands of customers and staff whose names, addresses and payment-card details were exposed in a 2018 data breach. So reports the BBC.

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Marsh & McLennan Divulges April Data Breach  

Marsh & McLennan has disclosed a data breach in April that affected Social Security numbers and other personal details of people connected to the insurance company, including employees, ex-employees and customers. So reports Business Insurance.

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Dominion National Settles Nine-year Data Breach for $2M  

Health insurer Dominion National has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a class action over a data breach that lasted nine years. So reports SC Magazine.

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China’s Cybersecurity Watchdog Cracks Down on Two Recent IPOs  

The Chinese government’s new cybersecurity regulator has opened up investigations into two more companies that recently floated on U.S. exchanges. So report Bloomberg and Reuters.

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Russians Breach Republican National Committee Contractor  

The Republican National Committee has acknowledged that hackers associated with the Russian government breached one of its contractors. However, the RNC maintains that no access was made to its data. So reports The Hill.

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