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60 Million+ Fitness Records Exposed
https://www.macobserver.com/news/gethealth-data-leak/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/over-60-million-records-exposed-in-wearable-fitness-tracking-data-breachover-60-million-wearable-fitness-tracking-records-exposed-via-unsecured-database/
https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/gethealth-leak-report/
https://www.programmableweb.com/api/gethealth-rest-api

Record Breaking Botnet
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-m-ris-botnet-breaks-ddos-record-with-218-million-rps-attack/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mikrotik-patches-zero-day-flaw-under-attack-in-record-time/
https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/meris-botnet-hit-russias-yandex-with.html
https://www.reuters.com/technology/russias-yandex-says-it-repelled-biggest-ddos-attack-history-2021-09-09/
https://threatpost.com/yandex-meris-botnet/169368/
https://blog.qrator.net/en/meris-botnet-climbing-to-the-record_142/

WhatsApp Rolls Out E2EE Backups
https://engineering.fb.com/2021/09/10/security/whatsapp-e2ee-backups/
https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/whatsapp-to-finally-let-users-encrypt.html
https://www.zdnet.com/article/whatsapp-details-plans-to-offer-encrypted-backups/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/whatsapp-end-to-end-encrypted-messages-arent-that-private-after-all/
https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users

 

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