Thursday, October 1, 2020

Give up Google, don’t hit ‘accept all’: how to fight for your privacy

In Privacy Is Power, professor Carissa Véliz has made a shocking survey of how much intimate data we are surrendering. But she has a plan to fight back “If you’re reading this book, you probably already know your personal data...

Your data is not destined for China, assures TikTok’s UK boss

The controversial app’s users are ignoring geopolitical battle over its digital security, says Richard Waterworth TikTok’s UK chief has strenuously denied the video-sharing app, which Donald Trump has threatened to ban, shares data with China. Richard Waterworth told the Observer that...

MPs criticise privacy watchdog over NHS test-and-trace data

UK information commissioner ‘must ensure government uses public’s data safely and legally’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK’s privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to...

Bank of England paid £3m in ‘golden goodbyes’ over 15 months

Rise in settlements in 2019 included those paid to departing tech security staff shortly before major breachThe Bank of England paid departing staff almost £3m in “golden goodbyes” over 15 months, at the same time as an exodus of...

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of ‘Evil Corp’

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offlineA ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a...

Smartwatch maker Garmin hit by outages after ransomware attack

US company forced to shut down call centres, website and some other online servicesGarmin has been forced to shut down its call centres, website and some other online services after a ransomware attack that encrypted the smartwatch maker’s internal...

US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

NSO Group was sued last year by messaging app owned by FacebookWho has been using spyware on Catalan independence campaigners?An Israeli company whose spyware has been used to target journalists in India, politicians in Spain, and human rights activists...

Spain’s deputy PM urges investigation into Catalan spyware claims

Pablo Iglesias calls alleged targeting of independence movement figures unacceptable The Spanish deputy prime minister, Pablo Iglesias, has become the most senior political figure to call for a parliamentary investigation into the use of spyware to target prominent members...

CEO of exam monitoring software Proctorio apologises for posting student’s chat logs on Reddit

Australian students who have raised privacy concerns describe the incident involving a Canadian student as ‘freakishly disrespectful’The chief executive of an exam monitoring software firm that has raised privacy concerns in Australia has apologised for publicly posting a student’s...

EasyJet hacking attack: are you affected and what should you do?

The airline has said the personal information of 9 million customers has been compromised• EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ detailsEasyJet revealed on Tuesday it had suffered a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack. It comes at a time of heightened concern...

EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details

Airline apologises after credit card details of about 2,200 passengers were stolenEasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline.The company on Tuesday disclosed that email addresses...

Early access to superannuation paused as police freeze $120,000 in allegedly stolen funds

‘Sophisticated’ identity theft attack leads to Australian Tax Office stopping early super withdrawals until MondaySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAllegations of identity theft involving 150 Australians...

The Guardian view on an NHS coronavirus app: it must do no harm | Editorial

Smartphones can be used to digitally trace Covid-19. But not if the public don’t download an app over privacy fears – or find it won’t work on their deviceThe idea of the NHS tracing app is to enable smartphones...

Government investigates data breach revealing details of 774,000 migrants

Guardian Australia on Sunday revealed SkillSelect app allowed users to see partial names of applicants for skilled visasThe home affairs and employment departments are investigating a data breach revealing the personal details of 774,000 migrants and people aspiring to...

Email bungle at company seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details

Names, addresses and birthdates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breachThe company responsible for delivering traffic reports on radio and TV stations across Australia accidentally sent out the dates of birth, names and home addresses of more...

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT Speaking on a session titled “Is top level security possible on a shoestring budget?” as part of Digital Transformation Expo, security specialists were asked by moderator Jeremy White what their top tips were...
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HP Offering Big Rewards for Cartridge Vulnerabilities

HP announced on Thursday that it has expanded its bug bounty program, inviting several white hat hackers to find vulnerabilities in its office-class ink and toner cartridges. read more
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Phishing pages leverage CAPTCHAs to fool users, evade detection

Cyberattackers targeting the hospitality industry were recently observed using a phishing page that featured CAPTCHA technology as a way to elude detection, as well as to give potential victims a false sense of security that the malicious site was...

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams IT and security teams must learn how to navigate to uncertain environments in order to build lasting resilience, according to Jordan Schroeder, deputy MD & managing CISO at Hefestis, speaking...

InterPlanetary Storm: Cross-platform P2P botnet infects computers and IoT devices

IoT botnets have come a long way since Mirai showed its devastating potential in 2016 with distributed denial-of-server attacks that exceeded in strength anything seen before then. Myriad malware programs now infect poorly secured or vulnerable routers, IP cameras,...