[ZDNet] Missouri governor faces backlash and ridicule for threatening reporter who discovered exposed teacher SSNs

Governor Mike Parson called a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter a “hacker” and threatened criminal prosecution because he notified state officials about a database that exposed the sensitive information of 100,000 educators.

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[TheRecord] FBI: Iranian threat actor trying to acquire leaked data on US organizations

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says that a threat actor known to be associated with Iran is currently seeking to acquire data from organizations across the globe, including US targets. The actor has demonstrated interest in leaked data sets in various locations, including web forums and the dark web. The FBI judges this actor […]

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[TheRecord] CISA director: Log4Shell has not resulted in ‘significant’ government intrusions yet

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