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Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom

Zack Whittaker reports: Zoom’s troubled year just got worse. Now that a large portion of the world is working from home to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom’s popularity has rocketed, but also has led to an increased focus on the company’s security practices and privacy promises. Hot on the heels of two security researchers finding a...

Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

Keumars Afifi-Sabet reports: Marriott has informed 5.2 million guests that their personal details were inappropriately accessed in a possible data breach. Contacts details, loyalty account information, company, gender, birthday, partnerships and affiliations and room preferences were among guests’ details accessed between mid-January and February 2020. Read more on ITPro.

Dark web hosting provider hacked again — 7,600 sites down

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Daniel’s Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services, has shut down today after getting hacked for the second time in 16 months, ZDNet has learned. Almost 7,600 dark web portals have been taken offline following the hack, during which an attacker deleted the web hosting portal’s entire...