US Senators Warn Bit-Tech Companies about Data-Gathering Practices

US Senators Warn Bit-Tech Companies about Data-Gathering Practices

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 07.04.2021

A group of United States senators from both sides of the aisle sent a strongly worded letter to a few major tech companies and advertisers, warning them about the dangers of collecting user data and sharing it with third parties. The fact that companies gather data about users and their online activities is no secret. [and#8230;] read more

New Bitdefender Report Highlights Unique Security Challenges of 2020

New Bitdefender Report Highlights Unique Security Challenges of 2020

by Business Insights , on 07.04.2021

Ransomware, banking malware, unwanted applications, and Android attacks all rose significantly Pandemic-related incidents had a big impact Similar threats expected for this year, and cyber security teams need to have the right security tools in place read more

Most Security Professionals Worry about New IoT and IIoT Devices in their Companies’ Infrastructure, Survey Finds

Most Security Professionals Worry about New IoT and IIoT Devices in their Companies’ Infrastructure, Survey Finds

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 07.04.2021

Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices remain a source of concern for security professionals around the world due to the devices’ poor track record and their ever-increasing reliance on new and possibly unproven technologies, according to Tripwire report. The adoption rate for IoT and IIoT devices remained steady in recent ... The post Most Security Professionals Worry about New IoT and IIoT Devices in their Companies’ Infrastructure, Survey Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

California Man Indicted in Shopify Data Breach

California Man Indicted in Shopify Data Breach

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 06.04.2021

Tassilo Heinrich, a California resident arrested a few months ago by the FBI for alleged involvement in a Shopify data breach, has been indicted by a grand jury. When we hear of data breaches, we usually assume they’re the work of outsiders, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, breaches have causes other than hackers, [and#8230;] read more

Activision Warns of Remote-Access Trojans Hidden Within Fake ‘Call of Duty’ Cheat Tools

Activision Warns of Remote-Access Trojans Hidden Within Fake ‘Call of Duty’ Cheat Tools

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 06.04.2021

Video game publisher Activision has warned the gaming community of hidden RAT Trojans masquerading as Call of Duty cheat tools. The company behind Call of Duty: Warzone and the popular Guitar Hero series said it examined the hacking tool that was promoted for use against gamers on multiple hacking forums. According to a recent report, [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender 2020 Consumer Threat Landscape Report – Attackers Increasingly Target the Human Layer

Bitdefender 2020 Consumer Threat Landscape Report – Attackers Increasingly Target the Human Layer

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.04.2021

Cybersecurity can often seem like a topic for the business sector. But regular consumers are equally affected by cybercrime, directly or indirectly. Bitdefender this week has published its annual Consumer Threat Landscape Report for 2020 underscoring some of the most prevalent cyber threats targeting regular users today. A key stat: cybercrime in 2020 was marked [and#8230;] read more

North Korean-Backed Group Sets Up Fake Security Company, Google Says

North Korean-Backed Group Sets Up Fake Security Company, Google Says

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 05.04.2021

Threat actors working on behalf of North Korea posed as security researchers on social media in a campaign to compromise employees of security companies, according to a Google report. The threat actors’ ability and willingness to go after security researchers only shows how serious the campaign really was. It’s not a common occurrence in the [and#8230;] read more

How Deliveroo Scared Customers into Believing They Had Been Scammed

How Deliveroo Scared Customers into Believing They Had Been Scammed

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 05.04.2021

Food-delivery company Delveroo thought it would be fun to play an April Fooland#8217;s trick on its customers in France. After all, who wouldnand#8217;t find a corporation demonstrating its human side by causing a chuckle a welcome relief amid a global pandemic? Unfortunately, what Deliveroo France did just wasnand#8217;t funny. It sent an email to thousands [and#8230;] read more

Phone Numbers and Associated Profile Info of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online

Phone Numbers and Associated Profile Info of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 05.04.2021

Fact: The personal information associated with over 533 million Facebook users was made public on a hacking forum this Saturday. User data appears to have been scraped in 2019 by malicious actors exploiting a vulnerability in the platform. Check if your personal info has been stolen or made public on the internet withand#160;Bitdefenderand#8217;s Digital Identity [and#8230;] read more

New U.S. Federal Data Breach Disclosure Rules May Be Imminent — Here’s what it means

New U.S. Federal Data Breach Disclosure Rules May Be Imminent — Here’s what it means

by Business Insights , on 02.04.2021

Executive order under consideration would expand what companies have to disclose security breaches to the federal government. Such breach disclosure laws have been long found over legal concerns. The EO would also establish that certain software vendors maintain a software bill of materials. read more

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