• San Francisco Votes to Ban Facial Recognition

    San Francisco Votes to Ban Facial RecognitionLawmakers in San Francisco will vote today on legislation that would ban the use of facial recognition technology among city departments, according to NPR.If approved, the law would make San Francisco the first city to ban the technologies use, a ban that would extend to police body cameras. “Governments have used the technology for several years, and the software can assist with efforts to find missing children, for example, or prevent driver's
  • Speculators Look to ID AVs Hacked by Russia

    Speculators Look to ID AVs Hacked by RussiaLast week Infosecurity Magazine reported on threat intelligence published by Advanced Intelligence (AdvIntel) claiming that three US antivirus companies had been hacked by a top-tier Russian hacking collective.While the original research did not identify the impacted companies, both Gizmodo and Bleeping Computer have reported that McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro are the three companies in question.Though it does try to adhere to the general rule o
  • Over 460,000 E-Retailer User Accounts Hacked

    Over 460,000 E-Retailer User Accounts HackedFast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest retailer, released a statement acknowledging that hackers likely gained access to the personal information of nearly half a million Uniqlo and GU brand e-commerce portal users.“It was confirmed on May 10, 2019 that an unauthorized login by a third party other than the customer occurred on the online store site operated by our company. Although the number of targets and the situation may change accordi
  • Over 460 Million E-Retailer User Accounts Hacked

    Over 460 Million E-Retailer User Accounts HackedFast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest retailer, released a statement acknowledging that hackers likely gained access to the personal information of nearly half a million Uniqlo and GU brand e-commerce portal users.“It was confirmed on May 10, 2019 that an unauthorized login by a third party other than the customer occurred on the online store site operated by our company. Although the number of targets and the situation may change acc
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  • Sajid Javid admits MI5 committed serious safeguard breaches

    Breached safeguards relate to information obtained under interception warrantsMI5 has committed “serious” breaches of surveillance safeguards in the way it handles information obtained under interception warrants, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, has admitted.So severe was the compliance failure that the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) sent a team of inspectors into the intelligence agency for a week to investigate, according to the human rights organisation L
  • Equifax Has Spent Nearly $1.4bn on Breach Costs

    Equifax Has Spent Nearly $1.4bn on Breach CostsEquifax has incurred losses so far of over $1.35bn from a devastating 2017 breach which affected more than half of all Americans and millions of UK consumers, the firm revealed in its latest financials.The credit agency claimed in its Q1 2019 earnings statement that the figure “related to the incident, incremental technology and data security costs, and an accrual for losses associated with legal proceedings and investigations.”The firm
  • Nine Charged in $2m SIM Swap Conspiracy

    Nine Charged in $2m SIM Swap ConspiracyNine men have been charged for their alleged role in a major SIM swapping operation designed to bypass log-in security to steal millions in cryptocurrency from their victims.Dubbed “The Community” by investigators, the group of individuals in their teens and 20s includes six alleged cyber-criminals and three former employees of mobile phone companies who are said to have helped them.The former are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wi
  • WhatsApp Finds and Fixes Targeted Attack Bug

    WhatsApp Finds and Fixes Targeted Attack BugWhatsApp is urging its global users to update their app after fixing a serious remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability which was being exploited in a highly targeted attack, potentially by a nation state.The Facebook-owned mobile comms giant, which has over 1.5 billion users, rolled out a fix on Friday for the buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack. It claimed the flaw allowed RCE “via specially crafted series of SRTCP packet
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