#Privacy: Ransomware forces security firm to shut down network

A Spanish security company, Prosegur, and announced that it was a victim of a ransomware attack. On Twitter, Prosegur confirmed that the incident detected corresponds to a “generic attack” caused by the Ryuk ransomware.  Subsequently, the attack impacted all Prosegur locations in Europe and the entire company network was down, forcing employees to go home.  […]

#Privacy: Brexit data company in breach of privacy laws, Canadian regulator claims

According to a report by Canada’s federal privacy commissioner, a Canadian data firm that worked with a pro-Brexit group broke privacy laws. According to a watchdog’s official report,  whilst working with a leading pro-Brexit group in Britain and multiple US political campaigns, AggregateIQ broke privacy laws by not taking measures to ensure that it had […]

#Privacy: Google sends over 12K state phishing warnings in three months

In a new post, Google announced it had sent warnings about state-sponsored phishing attempts to users globally. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) director Shane Huntley explained that between July and September 2019, 12,000 warnings have been sent to users in 149 countries.  More than 90% of these users were targeted via “credential phishing emails”, whereby […]

#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: Banking trojan uses McDonald’s malvertising to infect victims

The Mispadu banking trojan has been stealing payment details and online bank information via McDonald’s malvertising.  According to researchers at ESET, Mispadu is a malware family written in Delphi that targets Brazil and Mexico.  Similar to other Latin American banking trojans, Mispadu displays fake pop-up windows and attempts to persuade potential victims into providing their […]