Fake Russian Facebook accounts suspended amid “hack and leak” concerns in run up to US election

Three networks of fake accounts linked to Russian military intelligence and the Internet Research Agency were removed by Facebook on Thursday. NPR reported that US. Intelligence officials warned the companies of Russia’s intentions to undermine Joe Biden’s campaign by hacking the accounts of political figures, stealing sensitive information, manipulating it, and strategically releasing it in […]

Twitter issues new security requirements to politicians and journalists ahead of US presidential election

Twitter has ramped up its security for high-profile groups by requiring stronger passwords and enabling password reset protection. The platform announced in a blogpost on 17 September that it has increased security measures for political parties, journalists, and members of Congress for the course of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with requirements taking effect immediately.  […]

Cyber security centre warns UK universities and colleges following rise in ransomware attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre has provided updated guidance to academic institutions following a timed rise in ransomware attacks An alert has been issued with additional guidance as NCSC anticipates further disruption to universities’ security systems. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has stepped up its support for the academic sector and urged universities and […]

Google will start removing stalkerware and ‘misleading’ apps from its Play Store from October 21

The tech giant will give app developers until October 1 to remove stalkerware code from their official online store.  Google has announced that it is clamping down on apps containing stalkerware capabilities, defined by the company as “code that transmits personal information off the device without adequate notice or consent and doesn’t display a persistent […]

Facebook launches legal action against IDPC over proposed halt to EU-US data transfers

Facebook has begun legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) On 11 September, Facebook launched a court appeal in Ireland in an attempt to halt the IDPC’s preliminary order to suspend the use of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) in EU-US data transfers.  Facebook deemed the proposal to be “premature” and urged the Irish […]