RedFlagDeals reveals database breach, plus patches from others: Security news IT leaders should know

This week’s highlights also include MongoDB attackers moving on AWS ElasticSearch and report of browsers revealing personal information. MongoDB attackers now targeting ElasticSearch The Register reports that the same attackers who have been erasing MongoDB instances and demanding ransom to return the data have now turned their attention to Amazon Web Services ElasticSearch. Security researchers tweeted…

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Temptu Harnesses the Beauty of UGC

Influencer marketing is an old concept, despite the increased attention it receives today. Marketers have always relied on the endorsements of high profile public figures, particularly in the beauty industry, where celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian have set the standards for entire generations. As one of the leading brands in the makeup and…

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App.net, the ambitious project to build a better Twitter, is finally dead

Aiming for the stars and not quite making it, the ambitious App.net has finally officially shut down. Its timely rise and fall comes as highly symbolic as its once rival, Twitter, continues to struggle, years later, with monetization, content management and harassment. Today’s announcement of its closure isn’t hugely surprisingly since App.net had been in “maintenance mode” since…

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