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Virtual city prepares students for future of cybersecurity

The University of Arizona is training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals using CyberApolis, a virtual city built for online education and hosting cyber intelligence operations and training.

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Hacker claims breach of FBI's critical-infrastructure portal

A hacker who reportedly posed as the CEO of a financial institution claims to have obtained access to the more than 80,000-member database of InfraGard, an FBI-run outreach program that shares sensitive information on national ...

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LA Unified cyberattackers demand ransom

The hackers who targeted the Los Angeles Unified School District have made a ransom demand, officials confirmed Tuesday, an indication that the attackers have extracted sensitive data or believe they can bluff the district ...

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COVID tests may leak personal data

Last year, over 14 million PCR tests were performed in Sweden. Researchers at Umeå University have discovered that personal data has been exposed by a private company handling test certificates. "This is something that may ...

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Social Security number

In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government.

Its primary purpose is to track individuals for taxation purposes. In recent years the SSN has become a de facto national identification number. A social security number may be obtained by applying on Form SS–5, "Application for A Social Security Number Card" (see 20 C.F.R. 422.103(b)).

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