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Friss: Fraud Investigations Rising Even as Claims Volumes Drop

Fraud inevitably rises after natural disasters and during economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both conditions to the entire globe at once. Fraud-prevention advocates have long been warning about the coming increase in fraudulent claims. Data from Friss, a …

Companies Bet On AI Cameras to Track Social Distancing, Limit Liability

Stores and workplaces eager to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus are equipping existing security cameras with artificial intelligence software that can track compliance with health guidelines including social distancing and mask-wearing. Several companies told Reuters the software will be crucial …

Apple Says “No Evidence” iPhone Mail Flaw Used Against Customers

Apple Inc said on Thursday it has found “no evidence” a flaw in its email app for iPhones and iPads has been used against customers, and that it believes the flaw does “not pose an immediate risk to our users.” …

Flaw In iPhone, iPads May Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years

Apple Inc. is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers. The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by Zuk Avraham, chief executive of …

Volkswagen Hopes New Software Will Eliminate Car Accidents by 2050

BERLIN — Volkswagen will launch a new software operating system this year that it hopes will make accidents involving its cars a thing of the past by 2050, the company said on Thursday. Next generation cars will be equipped with …

Cloud Companies Chase Future in Cybersecurity ‘Wild West’

In March, VMware Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger took the stage at a premier cybersecurity conference to deliver a cutting message to attendees: The industry had failed its customers and many of the companies were akin to ambulance chasers. …

Judge Finds Ransomware Damage to Computer a ‘Direct Physical Loss’

State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Co. is liable for the cost of replacing a computer server that was damaged and perhaps permanently compromised by a ransomware attack despite the carrier’s argument that the business owner did not suffer a …

Russian Hacker Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison for Malware Attacks

A Russian hacker who admitted to using malicious software known as NeverQuest to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from online banking accounts was sentenced to four years in a U.S. prison. Stanislov Lisov, 33, also known as “Black” or …

Operator of ‘Booter’ Service for Cyber Attacks Sentenced to 13 Months

An Illinois man who has been hacking since he was a teenager was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $542,925 for operating a service that charged subscription fees to hackers who launched millions of …

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …