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ACLU sues Clearview AI for posing ‘unprecedented threat to security and safety’

  • Soumyarendra Barik
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 10:19:35

The ACLU has sued controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI, “to put a stop to its unlawful surreptitious capture" of millions of images.

The American Civil Liberties Union on May 28 sued controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI, to put a stop to its unlawful surreptitious capture and storage of millions of Illinoisans sen… [+7074 chars]

An archive with 20 Million Taiwanese’ citizens leaked in the dark web

  • Pierluigi Paganini
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 09:44:43

Security experts from Cyble discovered in the dark web a database containing details of over 20 Million Taiwanese citizens. A few weeks ago, threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered in the dark web a database containing details of over 20 Million Taiwanese c…

A few weeks ago, threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered in the dark web a database containing details of over 20 Million Taiwanese citizens. According to the experts, the leak includes government… [+994 chars]

Securing the remote workforce during COVID-19 and beyond [Q&A]

  • Ian Barker
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 09:10:37

The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a cybercrime playground. From phishing scams to ransomware to social media attacks, COVID-19-focused malware campaigns are on the rise. In fact, according to research from Zscaler, there's been a 30,000 percent increas…

The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a cybercrime playground. From phishing scams to ransomware to social media attacks, COVID-19-focused malware campaigns are on the rise. In fact, according to … [+6408 chars]

Over 600 NTT Customers Hit in Major Data Breach

  • Phil Muncaster
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 08:20:00

IT services giant said Singapore data center was incursion point

One of the world’s largest telecoms and IT services companies has revealed that attackers may have stolen data from its internal systems, affecting over 600 customers. NTT Communications provides cl… [+1615 chars]

Japanese ICT Solutions Provider NTT Com Discloses Data Breach

  • Eduard Kovacs
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 06:43:50

NTT Communications (NTT Com), a subsidiary of Japanese tech giant NTT Corp, on Thursday disclosed a data breach impacting hundreds of customers. read more

NTT Communications (NTT Com), a subsidiary of Japanese tech giant NTT Corp, on Thursday disclosed a data breach impacting hundreds of customers. In a post on its Japanese-language website, NTT Com, … [+1709 chars]

Uninstall these shady media editing Android apps right away to stop your data from being misused - Digital Information World

  • agha ali
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 06:01:36

According to the report by VPNpro, the developer of these apps masked the origins and technical abuses behind so many apps on Play Store.

Even though the world is moving towards the digital platforms in all aspects but the growth of digitalization also brings the risk of data breach and violations. There’s nothing scares more than your… [+2981 chars]

Snake Ransomware Slithers Into the Light

  • Tomas Meskauskas
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 06:00:23

For large portions of the population, targeting healthcare organizations during a global pandemic is a step too far. It is hard to justify the actions of ransomware gangs at the best of times, but attacks on organizations that are the front line against the C…

For large portions of the population, targeting healthcare organizations during a global pandemic is a step too far. It is hard to justify the actions of ransomware gangs at the best of times, but at… [+11410 chars]

Apptweaker.net Legit [May] Should Anyone Order?

  • Alexis Alden
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 05:36:53

Apptweaker.net Legit [May] Should Anyone Order? -> This application one of its kind and builds as a platform to provide more apps at a very cheap installation price. Apptweaker.net Legit seems challenging to find out! Read the entire article and know more abo…

Apptweaker.net Legit [May] Should Anyone Order? -> This application one of its kind and builds as a platform to provide more apps at a very cheap installation price. Apptweaker.net Legitseems cha… [+4276 chars]

There is no specific crime of catfishing. But is it illegal?

  • Marilyn McMahon, Deputy Dean, School of Law, Deakin University, Paul McGorrery, PhD Candidate in Criminal Law, Deakin University
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 03:40:08

There is no specific crime of catfishing in Australia. So we have to make better use of existing laws to address this devastating behaviour.

www.shutterstock.com Twenty-year-old Sydney woman Renae Marsden died by suicide after she was the victim of an elaborate catfishing scam. A recent coronial investigation into her 2013 death found n… [+6673 chars]

NTT warns its Singapore cloud was hacked and Japanese customer data compromised

  • Simon Sharwood
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 01:36:22

Early May attack hit 600-plus hosting and cloud customers Global system integrator NTT has warned of an attack on its hosting and cloud services that it feels may have seen 600 customers’ data compromised.…

Global system integrator NTT has warned of an attack on its hosting and cloud services that it feels may have seen 600 customers data compromised. A Japanese-language statement that The Register has… [+1032 chars]

Immunity Passports Are a Threat to Our Privacy and Information Security

  • Activist Post
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 01:29:21

By Alexis Hancock and Karen Gullo With states beginning to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the conversation on COVID-19 has turned to questions of when and how... Immunity Passports Are a Threat to Our Privacy and Information Security

By Alexis Hancock and Karen Gullo With states beginning to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the conversation on COVID-19 has turned to questions of when and how we can return to work, take kids t… [+7415 chars]

Zscaler buys security startup Edgewise as it beats earnings estimates

  • Duncan Riley
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 00:51:12

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler Inc. today announced the acquisition of network security startup Edgewise Networks Inc., but investors got more jazzed when it beat analysts’ estimates in its latest earnings report. For its third quarter ended…

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler Inc. today announced the acquisition of network security startup Edgewise Networks Inc., but investors got more jazzed when it beat analysts’ estimate… [+4179 chars]

Zscaler beats estimates in earnings report, acquires security startup Edgewise

  • Duncan Riley
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 00:51:12

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler Inc. beat analyst estimates in its latest earnings report Thursday with the company also announcing the acquisition of network security startup Edgewise Networks Inc. For its third-quarter ending April 30, Zsca…

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler Inc. beat analyst estimates in its latest earnings report Thursday with the company also announcing the acquisition of network security startup Edgewi… [+4559 chars]

Immunity Passports Are a Threat to Our Privacy and Information Security

  • Alexis Hancock, Karen Gullo
  • Published date: 2020-05-29 00:47:33

With states beginning to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the conversation on COVID-19 has turned to questions of when and how we can return to work, take kids to school, or plan air travel.Several countries and U.S. states, including the UK, Italy, Chile,…

With states beginning to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the conversation on COVID-19 has turned to questions of when and how we can return to work, take kids to school, or plan air travel. Seve… [+5470 chars]

Risks Digest 31.90

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  • Published date: 2020-05-29 00:03:22

Posted by RISKS List Owner on May 28RISKS-LIST: Risks-Forum Digest Thursday 28 May 2020 Volume 31 : Issue 90 ACM FORUM ON RISKS TO THE PUBLIC IN COMPUTERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS (comp.risks) Peter G. Neumann, founder and still moderator ***** See last item for…

RISKS Forum mailing list archives Risks Digest 31.90 From: RISKS List Owner <risko () csl sri com>Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 16:51:09 PDT RISKS-LIST: Risks-Forum Digest Thursday 28 May 2020 Vol… [+24243 chars]

RSA Conference 2021 Moves to May

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  • Published date: 2020-05-29 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall"><p><a href="https://www.rsaconference.com/">RSA Conference</a> announced that RSA Conference 2021 will now take place the week of May 17 instead of in February as previously planned. </p> <p>“The wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance, and now is the right time to reinforce our efforts to bring the cybersecurity industry together with new virtual events, year-round content and focused programs along with our physical conferences,” <a href="https://www.rsaconference.com/industry-topics/blog/rsa-conference-2021-changes-date-from-february-to-may-2021">says </a>Linda Gray Martin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conference. “The mission of RSAC has always been to create a platform for the industry to engage globally to help solve our biggest security challenges; and we’re excited to expand the ways we can gather the community over the coming months.”</p> <p>More details are at <a href="http://www.rsaconference.com/">www.rsaconference.com</a></p> </div>

ACLU sues Clearview AI claiming the company's tech crosses ethical bounds

  • Asha Barbaschow
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 23:42:17

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Clearview AI's biometric platform of creating a nightmare scenario that many have long feared.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is taking Clearview AI to court, claiming the company's facial surveillance activities violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and "rep… [+4050 chars]

Remote work could be putting sensitive corporate data at risk

  • Anthony Spadafora
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 23:11:55

New research warns employees stored hundreds of terabytes of potentially sensitive corporate data on USB devices while working remotely.

New research from Digital Guardian has revealed that hundreds of terabytes of potentially sensitive corporate data could be at risk from employees who stored data on USB drives while working remotely… [+2075 chars]

Area pundit shocked to discover that Republican attacks on Obama were not made entirely in good faith

  • Scott Lemieux
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 23:04:28

A column begins: If you had asked me six months ago to predict which party would display extreme levels of concern about a deadly pandemic and which party would downplay the risk, I’d have thought you were tossing me a softball question. Why, yes, yes it is. …

A column begins: If you had asked me six months ago to predict which party would display extreme levels of concern about a deadly pandemic and which party would downplay the risk, Id have thought yo… [+5111 chars]

Synack raises $52M to transform security testing through its crowdsourced platform

  • Industry News
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 23:00:45

Synack announced that it raised $52 million in Series D funding to transform security testing through its crowdsourced platform powered by the world’s most skilled ethical hackers who work with proprietary Synack technology to accelerate the hunt for critical…

Synack announced that it raised $52 million in Series D funding to transform security testing through its crowdsourced platform powered by the worlds most skilled ethical hackers who work with propri… [+5846 chars]

Beyond Identity forms an all-star technical advisory board

  • Industry News
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 22:45:19

On the heels of exiting stealth with $30 million in Series A funding from marquee investors and introducing a revolutionary, passwordless identity management solution, Beyond Identity announced the formation of an all-star technical advisory board comprising …

On the heels of exiting stealth with $30 million in Series A funding from marquee investors and introducing a revolutionary, passwordless identity management solution, Beyond Identity announced the f… [+5829 chars]

Government’s Annual Cyber Report Shows Improvements Across the Board

  • Mariam Baksh
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 22:09:23

Agencies received lower scores for holding contractors responsible for privacy requirements.

The number of government agencies actively exercising measures to account for their contractors handling of sensitive federal information is significantly lower than the number meeting other performa… [+3167 chars]

Researchers ID Hacktivist Who Defaced Nearly 5,000 Websites

  • Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer
  • Published date: 2020-05-28 21:10:00

Opsec mistakes lead a Check Point researcher to an individual in Brazil who was behind a longtime hacking campaign.

Opsec mistakes lead a Check Point researcher to an individual in Brazil who was behind a longtime hacking campaign.A politically motivated hacktivist who since 2013 defaced nearly 5,000 websites in 4… [+5148 chars]

Incident response products

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  • Published date: 2020-05-28 20:46:50

Posted by Burns, Denis on May 28Hi all, I hope that this finds everyone safe and healthy. The FSU College of Medicine is currently evaluating three incident response products to replace an implementation of PagerDuty. - AlertOps - OpsGenie - VictorOps F…

Educause Security Discussion mailing list archives Incident response products From: "Burns, Denis" &lt;denis.burns () MED FSU EDU&gt;Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:46:44 +0000 Hi all, I hope that thi… [+1411 chars]