US Customs and Border Protection Data Breach, Sign in with Apple, Leaked Facebook Emails

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 17th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: the US Customs and Border Protection data breach, the new sign in ...
SMS Phish?  Amazon Reward!

SMS Phish? Amazon Reward!

Are you getting text messages about winning prizes at Amazon?I got one today with the following text from a VOIP-to-SMS number: 1 (410) 200-910The text was: "FRM: You have a New Amazon ...

Why the Wendy’s Data Breach Settlement may be the Worst One Yet… And how the FTC may be Expanding its Breach Governance Approach

In September 2018, Wendy’s settled class-action lawsuits brought by financial institutions and customers whose personal information was compromised by a data breach that impacted 1,000+ of the restaurant chain’s locations. The settlements ...
Office Depot

Office Depot and Support.com to Pay $35M for Fake Malware Scan ‘Scam’

Feds win technical victory against an alleged campaign to fool customers. The FTC claims Office Depot and Support.com deliberately lied to consumers, saying their PCs were infected with malware. However, the scanning tool ...
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Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

What does the average person do when their computer starts behaving oddly? If their PC is getting slower, or they’re being pestered with an excessive number of pop-ups? The average user – ...
Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships Facebook’s troubles seem never-ending, as the company now faces a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors for its data-sharing practices and partnerships with global tech ...
TikTok Fined $5.7M for Illegally Collecting Children’s Personal Data

TikTok Fined $5.7M for Illegally Collecting Children’s Personal Data

TikTok has agreed to pay a penalty of $5.7 million in order to settle allegations that it illegally collected children’s personal data. The penalty effectively settles a complaint submitted by the U.S ...

The Lack of US Privacy Regulations, Nest Camera’s Hijacked – WB53

Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel! This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for January 28th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Where are the US federal ...
Facebook to finally answer for Cambridge Analytica scandal; record fine expected

Facebook to finally answer for Cambridge Analytica scandal; record fine expected

After scandalizing the world with the Cambridge Analytics affair, Facebook is finally coming under legal fire for letting the political consultancy access personal information on 87 million users without their knowledge. The ...
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