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From Amaq hacks to Anonymous and Russian troll farms - here are the biggest cybersecurity news stories of the week, as chosen by the IBTimes UK technology desk.
The Pentagon accidentally left exposed three "publicly downloadable" databases, one of which contained nearly 1.8 billion of social media data.
Amazon has pledged to release a security patch after a team of cybersecurity researchers showed its delivery service, which lets couriers inside homes, could be hacked.
New dark web markets that have recently cropped up appear to be run by inexperienced hackers, leaving the sites vulnerable.
"Interestingly, the malware is specifically instructed not to gather any data from vk.com, Russia's largest social media platform," Bitdefender noted.
The historic data breach occurred in October when over 46 million Malaysians' records were put up for sale on the dark web.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation also exposed information regarding stock files and production services via unsecured cloud servers.
After a careful analysis of the situation, the Parity confirmed that it was first made aware about the potential dangers of a coding vulnerability months before the incident.
Cash Converters, a pawnbroker and loan firm, has launched an investigation after suffering a data breach impacting a UK customer database.
McAfee ClickProtect email protection service reportedly shared the malware, which was hosted on a third-party site.
An Illinois man who federal prosecutors say worked as a spokesman for a "darknet" marketplace for illicit internet commerce has been charged in Atlanta.
The security expert who found the OnePlus app reportedly believes that the smartphone maker may have intentionally left it on devices.
Industry survey finds financial players lack confidence when it comes to meeting regulations.
Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday (15 November) postponed until December an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik.