Ireland's privacy watchdog has its eye on Facebook. Ten of the 15 major investigations that the Data Protection Commission launched since the EU's tough new privacy law, GDPR, went into full effect in May 2018 are focused on Facebook.
An "authorized third party" exposed a Dow Jones database with more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and individuals on a public server without password protection. The incident points to the importance of proper vendor risk management, security experts say.
Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems don't sufficiently protect memory, making it possible for a fake network card to sniff banking credentials, encryption keys and private files, according to new research. Fixes are in the pipeline, but caution should be used before connecting to peripherals in public areas.
Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for President Trump, told a Congressional committee Wednesday morning that the president was aware his longtime associate, Roger Stone, was in communication with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks about plans to dump a collection of hacked Democratic National Committee emails.
Facebook's effort to stem the flow of fake news globally has been ineffective, allege some fact checkers who have collaborated with the social media giant to identify and debunk false stories. Is the social media giant merely conducting a public relations exercise?
How can the many job openings for cybersecurity specialists be filled? "Reskilling" can play a critical role, says Greg Touhill, the nation's first federal CISO, who's now president of Cyxtera Technologies. In an interview, he offers a preview of his upcoming presentation at the RSA Conference 2019.
Indian hackers recently defaced more than 200 Pakistani websites, apparently in retaliation for a suicide bomber, allegedly from Pakistan, killing 40 Indian soldiers on Feb. 14. Now the Indian hacking community must work with the government to prepare for a possible retaliatory cyberattack from Pakistan.
Driven by Marriott's Starwood mega-breach, California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would expand the state's pioneering data breach notification requirements to include breaches of biometric data and all types of government identification numbers, including passports.
Why are we surprised about the amount and sensitivity of data that mobile apps collect? The online industry has never been forthright about it. That's why we're faced with a yawning gap between user expectations and true privacy. And it's why Facebook, Google, Apple and others have many questions to answer.
Patch alert: Some versions of the popular content management system Drupal have a "highly critical" flaw that attackers can exploit to remotely execute code. The Drupal project team has released updates to fix the problem, which is already being targeted by hackers.
The notorious carder site Joker's Stash is featuring a fresh batch of Pakistani banks' payment card data with an estimated street value of $3.5 million. Nearly all of the 70,000 bank cards are advertised as being from Meezan Bank, the country's largest Islamic bank, Group-IB reports.
The aerospace exhibition Aero India 2019, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Defense Feb. 20-24, for the first time is focusing on showcasing cybersecurity capabilities and associated technologies. Meanwhile, there are other encouraging signs regarding India's efforts to defend against cyberattacks.
A rush by some media outlets to attribute a late-2018 alleged Ryuk ransomware infection at Tribune Publishing to North Korean attackers appears to have been erroneous, as many security experts warned at the time. Rather, cybercrime gangs appear to be using Ryuk, according to researchers at McAfee and Coveware.
French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, has once again exposed an apparent Aadhaar leak. The latest leak, which occurred on state-owned gas company Indane's website, exposed data of as many as 6.7 million customers, the researcher claims.
A Congressional committee is demanding Facebook provide answers concerning a complaint filed with the FTC alleging misleading privacy practices involving personal health information. The complaint also alleged a data leak exposed the names of over 10,000 cancer patients participating in a Facebook group.