PrivSec:Report Weekly Roundup

Each week, PrivSec:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the privacy and security industry. This week #DeleteFacebook starts trending following secretive meetings between Zuckerberg and politicians and it’s also been revealed that CEOs could get jail time for violating a new US privacy bill. Safe-browsing isn’t safe It […]

#Privacy: Phishing attack targets Stripe users

A phishing campaign has been identified attempting to harvest customers’ bank account information and user credentials.  The Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) researchers who discovered the Stripe phishing campaign, found that the attackers are using the “Review your details” button, which redirects customers to their phishing pages, to hide their actual destination.  “The true destination […]

#Privacy: Digital fatigue and consumer privacy must be addressed by businesses, study says

While 54% of consumers say the internet is integral to their social lives, nearly half (45%) actively seek time away from their smartphone and other internet-enabled devices — rising to 53% among consumers aged 25-34. This is according to a global EY study, Decoding the digital home, which evaluates consumer attitudes to a range of technology, […]

#Privacy: Montreal cloud robotics firm appoints DPO to spearhead GDPR compliance

Cloud robotics firm, C2RO, which is based in Montreal, Québec, has appointed a new Data Protection Officer (DPO) to help guide the company as it develops its presence in European markets. Dr. Gérard Haas DPO will drive C2RO’s compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as set forth by the European Parliament and Council […]

#Privacy: MCMC suspends contract of company responsible of data breach

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has suspended the contract of the  independent contractor Nuemera (M) Sdn Bhd.  The 2014 data breach exposed the personal details of 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers, leaking the unique serial numbers linked to individual mobile phones, phone numbers, home addresses and names.  The suspension was confirmed in a […]

#Privacy: Cyber-security holds the key to future marine and offshore safety

Cyber-security and the strength of IT defences are to become priorities as organisations bid to make maritime assets, offshore assets and LNG infrastructure more resilient, following an announcement of collaboration between a technology leader and a classification society. ABS are teaming up with digital transformation leaders, Atos, to develop cyber-security within shipping IT and operation […]