Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MP urges police to investigate data misuse by leave campaigners

Damian Collins says Scotland Yard must explain its failure to look into potential crimes committed by three pro-Brexit groupsA senior Conservative MP has demanded that Scotland Yard urgently explain why it has not opened a criminal investigation into three...

Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data breach

Company didn’t disclose breach for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcementThis March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in...

Facebook’s security is so bad it’s surprising Zuckerberg hasn’t deleted his account

Facebook missed serious holes in their security system. Their incompetence warrants outrageLess than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal launched a privacy reckoning, Facebook is back in the news over yet another data breach, this one a security...

Reasserting cyber sovereignty: how states are taking back control

The digital debate is now about trade and security – and every major nation is insisting on its technological sovereigntyAmid the hand-wringing about the rise of nationalism and populism, it’s easy to miss that the past two years have...

The Guardian view on Russia and hacking: time to tackle our vulnerabilities | Editorial

The disrupted cyber-attack on the chemical weapons watchdog and allegations of a sophisticated Chinese hardware hack have highlighted the dangersThe farcical aspects of the attempted Russian cyber-attack reported by the UK and the Netherlands on Thursday must be satisfying...

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Human rights group boycotts Home Office consultations on vast cloud system, saying they are a shamA new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.Liberty claims the government...

Exposing Cambridge Analytica: ‘It’s been exhausting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying’

Observer reporter Carole Cadwalladr on her investigation into the firm at the centre of a data breach that shamed Facebook and exposed foul play in the EU referendum campaign and US presidential election Earlier this year, The Observer and...

Tell us: have you been affected by the British Airways data breach?

We want to hear from you if the airline has contacted you or you have encountered problems after contacting your bankBritish Airways customer data stolen from its websiteBritish Airways has warned customers that around 380,000 card payments on its...

BA chief vows to compensate customers after data breach

Álex Cruz apologises for ‘sophisticated’ theft affecting 380,000 payment cardsThe chief executive of British Airways has promised to compensate customers who have had their data stolen in what he described as a sophisticated breach of the company’s security systems....

Sydney airport seizure of phone and laptop ‘alarming’, say privacy groups

Border Force detain British-Australian software developer Nathan Hague, apparently at random, for 90 minutes A British-Australian citizen travelling through Sydney airport has had his devices seized, and believes his laptop password cracked and his digital files inspected by Border...

Superdrug targeted by hackers who claim to have 20,000 customer details

Health and beauty retailer advises online customers to change their passwordsSuperdrug has advised its online customers to change their passwords after the high street chain was targeted by hackers claiming to have stolen the personal details of thousands of...

Melbourne student health records posted online in ‘appalling’ privacy breach

Health and medication data posted in error on Strathmore seconday college intranetThe personal records of hundreds of Melbourne high school students have been mistakenly published, sparking an investigation into an “appalling” privacy breach.The Victoria education minister, James Merlino, said...

Butlin’s data hack: up to 34,000 guest details may have been stolen

Holiday camp firm says payment details secure and it will contact those affectedButlin’s has said up to 34,000 guest records may have been accessed by hackers.The holiday camp firm said the customer data at risk included names, home addresses,...

Dixon Carphone: 10m customers hit by data breach – investigation

Group initially estimated 1.2m customers had personal data stolen in massive attackDixons Carphone said an investigation into a massive data breach has found personal data belonging to 10 million customers may have been accessed last year, nearly 10 times...
SecurityWeek

Japan Orders Facebook to Improve Data Protection

The Japanese government on Monday ordered Facebook to improve protection of users' personal information following data breaches affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. read more

If Facebook buys a security company, how will it retain the staff who absolutely hate Facebook?

According to reports, Facebook is planning to acquire a cybersecurity firm. But what will the security boffins think of working for Mark Zuckerberg of all people?
The Register

jQuery? More like preyQuery: File upload tool can be exploited to hijack at-risk websites

Flaw present for the past eight years, easy to exploit, and there are thousands of forks A serious vulnerability in a widely used, and widely forked, jQuery file upload plugin may have been exploited for years by hackers to...

Watch how a Tesla Model S was stolen with just a tablet

Criminals were able to dupe the Tesla’s passive entry system into giving them access, and letting them drive away. (But only after they struggled to unplug it.)

Facebook Rumored to Be Hunting for Major Cybersecurity Acquisition

Goal appears both a bid to bolster its own security and its tattered reputation for privacy, according to reporting by The Information.