#Privacy: Researchers uncover malicious “Corona Anti-Virus” software

A fraudulent website claiming to offer an antivirus software that protects users from contracting the COVID-19 has been found online.  Threat actors are now capitalising on the fears of the global pandemic by launching numerous phishing campaigns and using COVID-19 as a lure to fool users into installing a variety of malware.  The pandemic has […]

#Privacy: Hackers target WHO

Earlier this month an elite band of hackers attempted to hack into the World Health Organisation (WHO). Around March 13, Alexander Urbelis, a cybersecurity expert and attorney with the Blackstone Law Group, picked up suspicious internet domain registration activity after a group of hackers, he’d been following, activated a malicious site imitating the WHO’s internal […]

#Privacy: EDPB adopts statement on data processing in the context of COVID-19 outbreak

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted a statement about governments, public and private organisations across Europe taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19.  In the statement issued March 16, EDPB emphasised: “Data protection rules (such as the GDPR) do not hinder measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.” “It is in […]

 #Privacy: Twitter to ban Coronavirus misinformation

Twitter has announced its plans to combat the misinformation of COVID-19.  In post, Twitter explained that it would be broadening its definition of harm to address content “that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information.” “Rather than reports, we will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, […]