#Privacy: New privacy bill could strengthen FTC’s ability to enforce digital privacy protections

A new privacy bill would provide citizens the right to request that their personal data be deleted from company records. Introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) will provide US consumers with foundational data privacy rights, create strong oversight mechanisms and establish […]

#Privacy: Personal data of over 6,541 Singapore accounts exposed in a security lapse

Uncovered months later, a folder containing the personal data of 6,541 accountants was “inadvertently” sent to multiple parties. The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) announced in a statement released today, that it had accidentally disclosed the chartered accountant (CA) qualification exam results and the personal information of 6,541 people. The exposed personal information included names, NRIC […]

#Privacy: Over 2.2m gaming and cryptocurrency passwords dumped online

The personal information and passwords of more than 2.2 million users have been published online. Security researcher, Troy Hunt, told Ars Technica on Tuesday, that users of GateHub a cryptocurrency wallet service and EpicBot, a gaming bot provider, had their information posted online despite being heavily encrypted. Hunt uncovered databases online with as many as […]

#Privacy: Hacked Disney+ accounts are being sold for as little as $3

Within hours of being launched, thousands of Disney+ user accounts were compromised by hackers. The video streaming service launched last week amassing over 10 million subscribers on its first day alone. However, hours after its launch users started to report that their accounts had been compromised. Many users stated that they had been locked out […]