First American security flaw leaked 885 million real estate documents

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First American Financial Corporation left as many as 885 million real estate documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The company, one of the largest real estate title insurance firms in the US, has already fixed the vulnerability as of Friday afternoon after the security researcher notified it of the flaw.

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Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool

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The ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other US cities appear to have a common thread: they’re using NSA tools on the agency’s home soil. In-the-know security experts talking to the New York Times said the malware in the cyberattacks is using the NSA’s stolen EternalBlue as a “key component,” much like WannaCry and NotPetya. While the full list of affected cities isn’t available, San Antonio and the Pennsylvania city of Allentown have reportedly been victims of EternalBlue-based campaigns.

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Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency

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As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it’s created the possibility for the unlikeliest of reunions. According to the Financial Times, the social networking giant has held talks with the Winklevoss twins to discuss the possibility of using Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange founded by the brothers, to store and distribute the planned Facebook coin. Engadget reached out to Facebook for additional information but the company declined to comment.

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