Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Clubhouse chatroom app closes down site rebroadcasting content

Incident prompts fears for latest Silicon Valley craze’s ability to guarantee users’ security and privacyClubhouse, the audio-chatroom app that has emerged as the latest craze to consume Silicon Valley, has shut down a site that was rebroadcasting the platform’s...

Fears over DNA privacy as 23andMe goes public in deal with Richard Branson

Genetic testing company with 10 million customers’ data has ‘huge cybersecurity implications’The genetic testing company 23andMe will go public through a partnership with a firm backed by the billionaire Richard Branson, in a deal that has raised fresh privacy...

Insurers 'funding organised crime' by paying ransomware claims

Exclusive: former cybersecurity chief calls for law change and warns situation is ‘close to getting out of control’Insurers are inadvertently funding organised crime by paying out claims from companies who have paid ransoms to regain access to data and...

Malware reportedly found on laptops given to children in England

Investigation launched after teachers warn of worm on devices handed out by government for home schoolingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn investigation has been launched into reports that some of the laptops handed out to vulnerable children...

Global cyber-espionage campaign linked to Russian spying tools

Kaspersky investigators uncover evidence that may support US claims Moscow was behind attackA Moscow-based cybersecurity company has reported that some of the malicious code employed against the US government in a cyber-attack last month overlaps with code previously used...

Data breach hits 30,000 signed up to workplace pensions provider

Fraud worries as UK company Now:Pensions says ‘third-party contractor’ posted personal details of clients to online public forumAbout 30,000 customers of Now:Pensions face an anxious Christmas after a serious data breach at the pensions provider led to their sensitive...

iPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers say

NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware could allegedly track locations and access passwordsFor almost a year, spyware sold by Israel’s NSO Group was allegedly armed with a computer security super-weapon: a zero-footprint, zero-click, zero-day exploit that used a vulnerability in iMessage...

Outing of FSB hit squad highlights Russia's data security problem

Analysis: trade in stolen data is a boon for investigators and a headache for KremlinIn early 2019, the journalist Andrei Zakharov managed to buy his own phone and banking records in a groundbreaking investigation into Russia’s thriving markets in...

'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

UK information commissioner calls for international approach to emerging threatThe information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international approach...

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Peiter Zatko’s appointment follows mass attack on social media platform in JulyTwitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July.The company has...

BA fined record £20m for customer data breach

Personal details of more than 400,000 customers accessed by hackers in 2018British Airways has been fined a record £20m for a data breach in which more than 400,000 customers’ personal details were compromised by hackers in 2018.The fine is...

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...

Attacker Expands Use of Malicious SEO Techniques to Distribute Malware

The operators of REvil and Gootkit have begun using a tried and tested technique to distribute additional malware, Sophos says.

Quarter of Healthcare Apps Contain High Severity Bugs

Quarter of Healthcare Apps Contain High Severity Bugs A quarter (25%) of healthcare apps contain high severity flaws, but healthcare organizations (HCOs) are relatively quick to fix them, according to new data from Veracode. The security vendor broke out sector-specific...
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‘Clear and Present Danger’: Why Cybersecurity Risk Management Needs to Keep Evolving

The phrase ‘future-proof’ is seductive. We want to believe technology prepares us for the future. But with threat actors and developers in an arms race to breach and protect, cybersecurity risk — and cybersecurity risk management — are always...

Microsoft's Dream of Decentralized IDs Enters the Real World

The company will launch a public preview of its identification platform this spring—and has already tested it at the UK's National Health Service.

Microsoft Teams Issues Major Blow To Zoom With Game-Changing New Security Features

Microsoft Teams has just issued a massive blow to Zoom with the launch of multiple new security features, including the game-changing security feature it was previously lacking.