Whistleblower wins $9m over surveillance software Cisco knew was bug-ridden

Nicholas Fearn
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Cisco has agreed to an $8.6 million settlement over claims it sold vulnerable software to US government agencies

A cyber security whistleblower has won nearly $9m after discovering that Cisco was selling surveillance software it allegedly knew was bug-ridden. Cisco has agreed to an $8.6m settlement after J...

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