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2/20/2020

Information on 10.7 million hotel guests that was stolen in a breach last year has been posted in a hacking forum. MGM Resorts, whose properties include the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Bellagio, says guests have been notified that names, addresses, dates of birth, emails and phone numbers were stolen.

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CNET
2/20/2020

Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, which is available as installable system images for Pixel devices. Android 11 enhances foldable devices, 5G bandwidth awareness, SHAKEN/STIR call screen authentication support, location permission options, camera capabilities and video decoding for game streaming.

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ZDNet, The Verge
2/20/2020

Microsoft is expanding its Dynamics 365 product line with the addition of first- and third-party data connections to the Customer Insights data platform. It is also debuting Dynamics 365 Finance Insights, which customers can use to predict cash flow, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations, which provides a way for project-based businesses to track operational resources and needs.

2/20/2020

Identity theft has been a problem for years, and credit report changes, such as unfamiliar charges and accounts, can be a sign of trouble. Other signs include rejected or unexpected medical claims and refused personal checks.

2/20/2020

Police say impostor scams, which cost victims $667 million last year, are the top fraud they're informed of. In one case, an 80-year-old Oregon widower lost $200,000 when a scammer stole a Florida woman's identity, befriended the man and convinced him to invest in what the scammer claimed was a business.

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Seaside Signal (Ore.)
2/20/2020

Women traveling on trains in the UK are receiving unsolicited pornographic images on iPhones via the AirDrop function, which allows anonymous sending of files and photos. Sixty-six cases of cyberflashing were reported in 2019 -- almost double the number in 2018 -- but police think the actual number of such incidents is much higher.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
2/20/2020

Google Cloud has bought technical solutions firm Cornerstone Technology to help customers move mainframe workloads to Google Cloud. The acquisition is the latest of several for CEO Thomas Kurian, who is focusing on attracting more enterprise customers.

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CRN (US)
2/20/2020

The Michigan Department of Treasury is guarding against the theft of identities and income tax refunds by mailing letters to some filers asking for more information to confirm their identities. Those filers will need to complete a short quiz online or over the phone or submit additional paperwork to get their refunds.

2/20/2020

An email phishing attack that hit NCH Healthcare last year has prompted the Naples, Fla., hospital system to offer identity restoration and two years of credit monitoring to more than 63,500 people. Medical records were not affected, the hospital said.

2/19/2020

Websites that use AdSense are being targeted with extortion threats to overwhelm the sites with fake traffic, triggering Google's anti-fraud system, which would suspend the AdSense accounts. One website owner told a security researcher that a hacker demanded $5,000 in bitcoin to stop the attack; Google is telling website owners to report the threats immediately.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)