The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of Donald Trump's comments about "the server" in a discussion with the president of Ukraine. Also: insights on "privacy by design" and highlights of ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto.
Why did U.S. President Donald Trump discuss cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike with the president of Ukraine, saying "the server, they say Ukraine has it"? Experts say Trump appears to be referring to one or more conspiracy theories, none of which have a basis in reality.
APT groups that are backed by the Russian government rarely share code with each other, fostering a competitive landscape, according to a new report. This shows that Russia is willing to push the limits of its sophisticated cyber capabilities, researchers conclude.
Airports across the globe are increasingly leveraging facial recognition technology to verify and authenticate passengers. But some privacy advocates have raised concerns, especially in India, where several airports are ramping up facial recognition programs.
Technology companies often don't build in controls to protect privacy during the application development process, says Jason Cronk, a lawyer and privacy engineer. But using "privacy by design" principles during software development can help avoid trouble, he says.
Europe's top court has ruled that Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally under the EU's "right to be forgotten" requirements, saying the requirement only applies in Europe.
Malindo Air in Malaysia is blaming a recent data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of passengers on two former employees of a third-party supplier to the airlines. Customers of a sister company, Thai Lion Air in Thailand, were also affected, according to Reuters.
Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of its ongoing investigation into data misuse that grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company won't disclose the affected apps, but an unsealed court filing says it has suspended 69,000.
A misconfiguration in a Google Calendar function that allows Google to index calendars raises serious privacy concerns because it could lead to inadvertent, broad public exposure of calendars that contain sensitive information, including corporate details, a researcher reports.
Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta, who was recently appointed chief of India's new Defense Cyber Agency, has made a series of recommendations for top action-items. But will the government actually carry out his priorities?
Artificial intelligence technologies that provide surveillance capabilities can have upsides as well as downsides. Unfortunately, as developers and governments rush to experiment, security, privacy, data protection and liability questions remain unanswered.
Decommissioned domains that were part of the pervasive Magecart web-skimming campaigns are being put to use by other cybercriminals who are re-activating them for other scams, including malvertising, according to researchers at RiskIQ.
Click2Gov municipal payment portals for eight U.S. cities were compromised after an apparent vulnerability in the software. More than 20,000 stolen payment card records have turned up in underground markets, says Gemini Advisory.