#Privacy: Check Point’s ZoneAlarm suffers data breach

Confirmed by The Hacker News, the forum site of ZoneAlarm has suffered a data breach exposing user discussions.  ZoneAlarm, the internet security software company, owned by Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Technologies, offers various protection solutions for users to protect themselves online, such as antivirus and firewall. Ironically, hackers were able to exploit a known […]

#Privacy: Internal passwords belonging to Orvis leaked twice

A report has revealed that Orvis.com, an American retailer, leaked hundreds of internal passwords on Pastebin.com. According to Krebs On Security, the leaked credentials related to backend management, firewall administration, router settings and database servers.  Krebs received a tip from Hold Security in late October about the data breach, stating that there was a large […]

#PrivSecNY: Cyber-security meets data privacy in fascinating opening day at PrivSec New York

A global audience of privacy and security professionals met at PrivSec New York at Columbia University for an insightful two days of keynote talks and panel debates. Thanks to the engaging presentations on a range of topics delivered in two separate theatres, attendees found themselves at the forefront of the global debate on data protection […]

#Privacy: Hosting provider SmarterASP.NET struck by ransomware attack

SmarterASP.NET, a US hosting provider has been hit by a ransomware attack, impacting its 440,000+ customers.  Over the weekend, hackers had breached the SmarterASP.NET network and encrypted data on customer servers. Additionally, the attack also impacted the company’s website which went offline on Saturday.  The files seem to have been encrypted by a ransomware that […]

#Privacy: Bug found in Apple Mail exposing encrypted context

A vulnerability within Apple Mail has led it to store encrypted emails in a plain text database.  The vulnerability is due to a Siri feature will allows Apple’s voice assistant to provide contact information, following a user’s request.  In a blog post, Bob Gendler, an Apple-focused IT specialist, explains that Siri utilises a process named […]

#Privacy: Vulnerability detected in Amazon doorbell cameras

A vulnerability has been discovered in Amazon doorbell cameras which can be exploited by hackers to gain access to the owner’s household computer network.  Ring Doorbells have become extremely popular amongst smart home enthusiasts, however researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a vulnerability that potentially can cause a lot of harm for customers.  The flaw stems […]

#Privacy: Florida police want permanent access to controversial facial recognition network

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is asking to gain access to one of the largest facial recognition databases in America.  The database, Face Analysis Comparison and Examination System (FACES) is operated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), and is the largest collaborative facial recognition network in the US.  FACES uses an algorithm that can […]