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Articles of interest from the week of August 6, 2018


Ex-Tesla Worker Accused of Hacking Seeks $1M in Counterclaim
A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. (By Associated Press, Security Week)

Top iPhone Supplier Battles WannaCry Infection
Production lines were halted for two days, and the effects to the global supply chain for mobile phones could be felt for the third quarter and beyond. (By Tara Seals, Threatpost)

Cybercrime gangs continue to go where the money is
"According to the APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report, phishing in the first part of 2018 surged 46 percent higher than late 2017. The total number of phish detected in the first quarter of 2018 was 263,538. That was up from the 180,577 observed in the fourth quarter of 2017. It was also significantly greater than the 190,942 seen in the third quarter of 2017. (By: Help Net Security)

Facebook Fakers Get Better At Covering Tracks
Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track and identify, posing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used for political misinformation, cyber security experts say. (By Christopher Bing, Reuters)

TTCM Bank: website misconfiguration exposed applicant data for 16 months
TCM Bank announced that a Web site misconfiguration exposed applicant data for 16 months, between early March 2017 and mid-July 2018 (By Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

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