Security News This Week: FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records
Turkey gets Wikipedia back, Mayor Pete loses his cyberguy, and more of the week’s top security news.
Storm clouds are gathering in the world of cybersecurity. Russian hackers likely targeted Burisma, the Ukrainian oil company at the center of Donald Trump’s various Biden conspiracies. If so, you can bet good money that they’ll selectively leak politically damaging documents ahead of the 2020 election. The Department of Justice is pressuring Apple to undermine iPhone encryption again, which you can expect to turn into another high-stakes court battle. And the NSA found a Windows 10 bug so bad they went ahead and told Microsoft—which means exploits won’t be far behind.
The timing is especially auspicious for Microsoft, which also stopped supporting Windows 7 this week, meaning an operating system used by millions of people isn’t getting any more security patches. So, update! Right now! Do it!