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steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsCompany says it was affected by a cyberattack that encrypted information on some systems and disrupted customer access to its services. Pitney Bowes has confirmed it has fallen victim to a malware attack that encrypted information on some of its systems and disrupted customer access to its services. The company's mailing system products and online accounting reports were affected by the incident. Specifically, customers cannot refill postage or upload transactions on their mailing machine, or retrieve accounting reports. The company said that al
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsAnyone can access portions of a web portal, used by law enforcement to request customer data from Amazon, even though the portal is supposed to require a verified email address and password. Amazon’s law enforcement request portal allows police and federal agents to submit formal requests for customer data along with a legal order, like a subpoena, a search warrant, or a court order. The portal is publicly accessible from the internet, but law enforcement must register an account with the site in order to allow Amazon to “authenticate” the requesting officer’s credentials before th
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsCustomers’ lists of book purchases along with email addresses and more could have been exposed during a (ransomware?) attack — and that’s a problem. Barnes & Noble is warning that it has been hacked, potentially exposing personal data for shoppers – and offering phishers an early holiday gift. The book purveyor sent out emailed notices to customers very late Wednesday night and in the wee hours of Thursday morning, warning that a cyberattack happened on October 10, “which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to certain Barnes & No