Apple users can download all the data the company has on them

Apple users can download all the data the company has on them

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this entire time, you’ve probably heard and already been blasted with emails related to GDPR, the EU’s data privacy regulation. Companies must keep customers informed about how their data is processed and assure them that they will from now on do their best ... Read More

2018 Is the Worst Year for Corporate Security; Executives Lack Cohesive Security Plan

Security executives fear cyberattacks will heavily target critical infrastructures in the near future, but they don’t seem to be doing much about enforcing security policies that also cover IoT devices. Despite the major threat they pose, connected devices have so far been overlooked in security policies. It appears that in ... Read More
The University of Greenwich fined by ICO for leaking 20,000 records

The University of Greenwich fined by ICO for leaking 20,000 records

The University of Greenwich was fined $160,000 under the Data Protection Act of 1998 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for leaking the personal data of almost 20,000 staff, alumni and students, writes the BBC. The exposed information included names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, study progress, email conversations between students and ... Read More
Kid monitoring app TeenSafe exposes user data

Kid monitoring app TeenSafe exposes user data

Phone application TeenSafe allegedly leaked thousands of passwords that were kept on a vulnerable Amazon server, found Robert Wiggins, a security researcher based in the UK. The application was created for parents to keep track of their children’s online activity such as messages on various social media sites, internet searches, ... Read More

Loopholes in Cloud Security Exposed Online 50% of Corporate Databases

Cloud security has grown into a major issue for enterprises, as only one company in six encrypts all data, according to a Bitdefender survey. While 85% of CISOs fear security flaws in the public cloud, as many as 51 percent of enterprises don’t properly secure their cloud storage services, according ... Read More
Former CIA engineer allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools

Former CIA engineer allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools

Former CIA employee Joshua Adam Schulte has been identified as a top suspect behind the leak last year of the Vault 7 secret computer hacking tools used by the agency in espionage operations, although the FBI had previously suspected contractors, writes The Washington Post. The document Wikileaks received allegedly contained ... Read More
Chili’s hit by malware, payment card data stolen

Chili’s hit by malware, payment card data stolen

Chili’s customers may have fallen victim to a malware attack that affected a number of credit and debit cards used in several restaurants, confirmed parent company Brinker International on Saturday. The malware allegedly collected not only payment card details, but also customers’ names. Because Chili’s does not collect Social Security ... Read More
16-year-old arrested after phishing scheme against teachers to change grades

16-year-old arrested after phishing scheme against teachers to change grades

A 16-year-old high school student from California was arrested on Wednesday on 14 felony counts associated with a phishing scheme he allegedly launched against teachers in his school district. The investigation that led to the arrest was a joint effort by local law enforcement, Contra Costa County task force and ... Read More
US senators demand FTC investigate Google’s GPS data collection

US senators demand FTC investigate Google’s GPS data collection

Two US senators from the Democratic Party urged the US Federal Trade Commission to thoroughly investigate Google and the way its Location History collects user data on Android smartphones. Once the application is turned on, it is apparently enabled on all signed-in devices. Google has been collecting massive amounts of ... Read More
Facebook removes 200 suspicious apps

Facebook removes 200 suspicious apps

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on March 21 that the company would conduct an audit to identify suspicious applications that may have exploited user data. So far, 200 applications have been detected and removed, but their names haven’t been made public yet. Users whose data ... Read More
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