Amazon have confirmed that there is an internal investigation currently occurring over allegations that staff have been stealing confidential customer data and selling it to the third party customers, specifically in China, this practice by the employees of the company has of course violated Amazon’s policies…

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/09/19/staff-at-amazon-being-investigated-over-selling-of-customer-data/

Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin” service (dolphins eat phish, get it?) to political campaigns, candidates and election officials, all “prime target[s] for malicious actors seeking to influence the outcome of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.” The service allows for anyone to run a check on their own website to make sure no illegitimate or “spoofed” versions of it are floating around and luring unsuspecting victims…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/18/symantec-election-security/

A new botnet captured the attention of security researchers through its harmless behavior and the use of an original communication channel with its command and control server.

Fbot is a peculiar variant of Mirai that preserves the original DDoS module but does not appear to use it. This is not the oddest thing yet because its purpose at the moment is to search for devices infected with a cryptomining malware and clean them…

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-botnet-hides-in-blockchain-dns-mist-and-removes-cryptominer/

The US State Department recently detected a breach of its unclassified email system, according to a State Department spokesperson.
“The Department recently detected activity of concern in its unclassified email system, affecting less than 1% of employee inboxes,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
It’s not clear when the breach occurred or how long the system was vulnerable. The breach resulted in some employees’ personal information being “exposed.”..

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/17/politics/state-department-email-breach/index.html?r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartnews.com%2F

Many of us are already conditioned to ignore phone calls from unknown numbers. A new study seems to validate that M.O.

By next year, nearly half of the mobile phone calls we get will be scams, according to a new report from First Orion, a company that provides calls management and protection for T-Mobile, MetroPCs, Virgin Mobile and others…

https://www.cnet.com/news/almost-half-of-us-cell-phone-calls-will-be-scams-by-next-year-says-report/