The United States Cyber Command is now keeping an eye on individual Russian operatives in an effort to deter them from interfering with the upcoming midterms. This is the first public cyber operation by the US to protect the country against Russian election meddling.
Alex Stamos, former chief of security at Facebook, says the US is not prepared for the 2018 midterms. In an interview with NBC, Stamos said that the US has failed to take aggressive steps to fix the clear vulnerabilities of election attacks and hacking.
Facebook announced last Friday that hackers had accessed account entry keys for over 50 million users. However, the impact could go beyond the 50 million accounts. The stolen entry keys may have been used to gain entry into other sites.
Uber has agreed to pay a $148 million fine over data breach. The ride-hailing company has also promised to take steps to tight data security to ensure that this breach doesn’t happen again in the future.