#Privacy: US unemployed targeted with CV-19-related phishing campaigns

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the very high number of newly unemployed Americans to launch new phishing campaigns, according to research.  Last month it was reported that more than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits and many are being targeted with campaigns based on spoofed CVs and medical leave forms.  Researchers […]

#Privacy: North Dakota contact-tracing app ends data share with third-party services

North Dakota’s contact tracing app, Care19 makes security changes following allegations that user data was being shared.  Created by ProudCrowd LLC, Care19 was created to help track the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota, however, following its launch cybersecurity company Jumbo Privacy discovered that the app was sending user data to third-party services.  Specifically the […]

#Privacy: Data reveals large uptick in cyber attacks on advocacy organisations fighting racism

Civil liberties organisations are being targeted by cybercriminals as protests over the murder of George Floyd intensify.  As protests spread across the world following the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25, statistics gathered by Cloudflare identified an increasing level of cyber […]

#Privacy: Research reveals identity and access management strategies vary by vertical,

Research by LastPass reveals that 49% of automating identity access management (IAM) processes is an area for improvement. LastPass by LogMeIn released its findings of a report conducted in partnership with Vanson Bourne, to understand how IT and security professionals across various industries are managing their IAM programs.  The findings reveal that IAM priorities differs […]

#Privacy: App developers agrees to $150K FTC settlement over COPPA violations

HyperBeard Inc., has agreed to pay $150,000 and to delete personal information it illegally collected from children under 13.  In a complaint filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Commission alleges that HyperBeard Inc., a developer of apps that are popular with children, violated the Children’s Online […]