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Articles of interest from the week of October 8, 2018

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies
A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and hardware hacking programs from a nation-state. (By: Mohit Kumar, The Hacker News)

How Russian Spies Infiltrated Hotel Wi-Fi To Hack Victims Up Close
Law enforcement agencies in the US and Europe have detailed another, far more hands-on tactic: Snooping on Wi-Fi from a vehicle parked a few feet away from a target office—or even from a laptop inside their hotel. (By: Andy Greenberg, Wired)

The Facebook Hack Explained: Who's Affected, What Happens Next, and How The Company Will Fare
Facebook announced a major security breach on Friday, and information has been trickling out ever since. (By: Kate Fazzini, CNBC)

Homeland Security Head: Colorado Tops U.S. in Vote Security
Dozens of Colorado state and local elections officials are participating in cyber security and other exercises to reinforce the state's voting status as among the most secure in the nation ahead of the November midterm elections. (By: Associated Press, U.S. News)

DHS Moves to Defend Infrastructure Across Sectors
With the kickoff of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been actively focused on cybersecurity this week. The department is continuing its efforts to enhance cybersecurity across the nation's critical infrastructure, which Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen emphasized in her talk at the Washington Post's Cybersecurity Summit on October 2, 2018. (By: Kacy Zurkus, Infosecurity Magazine)

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