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Betting firms given access to info on 28M minors in U.K. gov’t education database

Betting firms have used information from a U.K. government-run educational database containing the records of 28 million children to bump up the number of youth who gamble online. The companies gained access to Learning Records Service database – which falls under the umbrellas of the U.K. Department of Education –

Travelex recovering from ransomware, but more firms at risk of VPN exploit

Beleaguered foreign currency exchange company Travelex confirmed on Friday that the first of its U.K.-based customer-facing systems were back up and running after the New Year’s Eve discovery of Sodinokibi ransomware on its network prompted a shutdown of key systems. Meanwhile, a worrisome report revealed that dozens of major U.S. organizations

FBI policy promises states timely notification of election-related attacks

A new internal policy at the FBI will ensure “timely federal notification” to state and local election officials when a cyber intrusion affect the election infrastructure, the bureau said. “Understanding that mitigation of such incidents often hinges on timely notification, the FBI has established a new internal policy outlining how

To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details

Investigators ask Chocolate Factory to help them connect the geographic dots At 1030 on April 27, 2019, four unidentified individuals attempted to rob a Brinks armored truck parked outside of Michaels, an art supply and home decor store at the Point Loomis Shopping Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out