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3.1 million customer records possibly stolen in Toyota hack

Personal information of some 3.1 million Toyota customers may have been leaked outside the company, the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced on Friday.

The announcement comes a few weeks after Toyota Australia said they have been "the victim of an attempted cyber attack".

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Russia blocks encrypted mail service provider ProtonMail

Russian federal authorities have directed internet service providers across the country to block access to ProtonMail, an encrypted email service provider.

The block order came directly from the Russian Federal Security Service, formerly KGB, and was enforced following accusations that ProtonMail, and a group of other email service providers, facilitated the sending of bomb threats.

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Hacker puts 26 million new accounts up for sale on dark web

A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890m online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in 3 separate rounds has now put up a fourth batch of millions of records originating from 6 other sites for sale on the darkweb.

Security researcher received a new email from the Pakistani hacker (online alias Gnosticplayers) who previously claimed to have hacked dozens of popular websites from companies which, according to him, probably had no idea that they were compromised.

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Microsoft tech support scammer pleads guilty to defrauding victims of $3 million

Man pleads guilty to a "tech support scam" that defrauded US citizens of more than $3 million over the course of four years. According to court documents, Bishap Mittal, a 24 yr old, had set up a company named Capstone Technologies LLC, together with an unnamed co-conspirator, through which the two managed multiple websites and operations.

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Database with 2 billion records leaked

Email validation service verification(dot)io recently leaked a huge database containing personal and sensitive records of more than 2 billion individuals around the world.

It all happened on March 7, 2019, when Security researcher published a blog post reporting that he discovered an unsecured 150GB MongoDB database tracked back to verification(dot)io containing more than 800 million (808,539,939) records.

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Bitcoin private team accuses crypto exchange HitBTC of fraud after de-listing

Bitcoin Private BTCP developers have accused cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC of acting in a fraudulent manner in regards to their de-listing from the exchange following a planned coinburn.

The accusations are portrayed in a letter written on Feb. 26 to the exchange by the Petros Law Group on behalf of the BTCP community, developers and contributors.

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