Men paid $100K by Uber to hush up hack plead guilty to extortion scheme

Two hackers face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to their involvement in a scheme which saw them attempt to extort money from Uber and LinkedIn in exchange for ...
ZeroNorth

GDPR: One Year On, Lessons Learned

On May 25, 2018, the EU rolled out a new set of data privacy laws under the General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as GDPR. The aim of GDPR was to ...
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Levandowski

Former Google-Waymo Engineer Levandowski Charged With IP Theft

Some 18 months after Uber cleared the air with Waymo (an Alphabet/Google company) via a civil settlement then worth $245 million in Uber stock, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed a ...
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Did Uber Use Spyware on Rival Taxi Firm? Yes (and No)

“Ride sharing” company stands accused of using spyware to damage a competitor’s business: An Australian taxi startup says Uber poached its drivers by spying on their movements. Uber blames one rogue employee ...
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Cyber Security Roundup for November 2018

One of the largest data breaches in history was announced by Marriott Hotels at the end of November. A hack was said to have compromised up to a mind-blowing "half a Billion" ...
UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

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Uber’s widely publicized data leak from two years ago has finally resulted in a fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The penalty would have been 203 times the amount if the ...
GDPR: Privacy Uber Alles

GDPR: Privacy Uber Alles (Literally)

When the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective, most companies, especially in the United States, had a  few simple thoughts. First, “Am I covered?” In other words, does GDPR apply ...
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When Your Employees Post Passwords Online

When Your Employees Post Passwords Online

Storing passwords in plaintext online is never a good idea, but it's remarkable how many companies have employees who are doing just that using online collaboration tools like Trello.com. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity ...

Mobile security: Enterprise data via mobile is the next frontier for cyber criminals

2018 will be the year cyber criminals focus on enterprise mobile security weak spots, exploiting them to harvest sensitive information. All organizations face new security challenges as their workers increasingly go mobile ...
Uber updates bug bounty program, adds bonus for proof-of-concept (POC)

Uber updates bug bounty program, adds bonus for proof-of-concept (POC)

Ridesharing service Uber has announced some changes to its bug bounty program, including a new set of terms and conditions, as well as new monetization opportunities for white hatters. First off, some ...