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U.S. House intel chair wants briefing on recent hacking campaign

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(Reuters) - U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday asked for a briefing from U.S. agencies about a widespread hack of U.S. government networks and potential vulnerabilities.

Schiff said news “about FireEye is especially concerning because reportedly a nation-state actor made off with advanced tools that could help them mount future attacks.”

FireEye chief executive Kevin Mandia said in a CBS interview Sunday that the hack of U.S. government networks has “genuinely impacted” about 50 companies or organizations.

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Cert2Connect wins the Checkmarx - Overall Performance Award 2020

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During the events, we held an awards ceremony to recognize the support and close collaboration achieved by leading Checkmarx partners across EMEA and APAC. This year’s winners were selected from more than 200 partners based upon their collaboration with Checkmarx and our customers, the high standards of technology and support they offer, and their overall commitment to increase awareness and provide solutions that directly address secure software development and digital transformation. 


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UK firm NOW: Pensions tells 1.7 million customers a 'service partner' leaked their data all over 'public software forum'

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Workplace pension provider NOW: Pensions has emailed its near 1.7 million UK customers to warn about a data leakage caused by contractor error.

The email, seen by this publication, claims a service provider "unintentionally" posted user data to an unnamed "public software forum". These records include biographical data (names, email addresses, and dates of birth) as well as National Insurance numbers. According to the pension provider, the data was obtained by "a small number" of third parties.

NOW: Pensions said the records were only visible for "a short time". This apparently means three days, with the company saying the data was exposed between 11 and 14 December.

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