A huge spambot ensnaring 711 million email accounts has been uncovered. A Paris-based security researcher, who goes by the pseudonymous handle Benkow, discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands, which stores dozens of text files containing a huge batch of email addresses, passwords, and email servers used to send spam. Those credentials are crucial for the spammer’s large-scale malware operation to bypass spam filters by sending email through legitimate email servers.
As telehealth increases in prevalence, BCBS Federal Employee Program picks Teladoc to deliver services
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, otherwise known as the Federal Employee Program, has chosen Purchase, New York-based Teladoc to provide services for the 2018 benefit year. Through this selection, the approximately 5.3 million federal employees, retirees and family members that FEP covers will have access to medical and mental health services provided via Teladoc. “FEP members and their families can count on Teladoc to bring better convenience, quality and healthcare access, when and where they need it,” Teladoc Chief Revenue Officer Pete Nieves said in a news release. “The Teladoc organization is committed to a successful, long-term partnership and to bringing a new level of healthcare service that FEP members expect.”
On Monday, Y Combinator’s 2017 Summer Demo Day kicked off in Mountain View, California. The three-day event presents an opportunity for the incubator’s newest class of startups to showcase what they’ve got. In addition to its biannual Demo Days, Y Combinator is having an exciting year. Last month, news came out that the entity is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, according to Axios. A handful of the startups that presented at Y Combinator’s Demo Day have ties to the healthcare industry, according to TechCrunch. Here are five to keep on your radar.