The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services are jointly warning dozens of hospitals and telehealth providers of potential patient data privacy and cybersecurity violations involving the use of online tracking technologies.
The Ukrainian Cyber Police dismantled yet another large-scale bot farm spreading Russian propaganda over social media. Cyber police seized nearly 150,000 SIM cards of different mobile operators used in the campaign to create fake social media profiles.
TikTok executives were unable to answer Liberal senator and chair of the committee James Paterson when he questioned them on how many times Australian user data had been accessed by TikTok staff in China, but the executives admitted it had happened.
The French government is pursuing a new law that will grant the country's law enforcement agencies sweeping power to snoop on suspected cybercriminals and other online miscreants by remotely accessing their phones and computers. The measure is now headed to the French National Assembly.
A U.S. judge sentenced a 24-year-old British man to five years in prison for his part in hacking high-profile Twitter accounts as part of a bitcoin scam in 2020. Prosecutors say Joseph James O'Connor stole $794,000 by hijacking 130 accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk.
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In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss top takeaways from Ukraine's cyber defense success, how a European regulator suspended Facebook data transfers to the United States, and the state of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on its five-year anniversary.
A new OAuth-related vulnerability in an open-source application development framework could expose Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter users to account takeover, personal data leakage, identity theft, financial fraud and unauthorized actions on other online platforms, security researchers said.
Social media giant Meta took down hundreds of fake Facebook and Instagram accounts used by South Asia advanced persistent threat groups to glean sensitive information and coax users into installing malware. It found activity by threat actors affiliated with India and Pakistan.
U.S. law enforcement says a troll farm operated by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security used fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to disseminate propaganda and harass dissidents located in the United States. The troll farm was part of a Chinese effort known as the 912 Special Project Working Group.
There's much national security ado about how much user data gets collected by the Chinese-owned, wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok. But as France's ban of "recreational apps" from government-issued devices highlights, a bigger-picture approach for combating surveillance is required.
The French government imposed a ban on TikTok and other social media apps after concluding that "recreational apps" lack sufficient "levels of cybersecurity and protection of data to be deployed on administrative equipment," said Stanislas Guerini, the minister of transformation and public service.
Twitter says its source code was leaked by an unknown user on the popular open-source code collaboration platform GitHub. The social media giant requested a subpoena from a federal court Monday to force GitHub to provide details about the person behind the partial code leak.
TikTok CEO Shou Chew appeared Thursday before the U.S. congressional panel to defend his company against accusations that it's imperiling Americans' national security, privacy and mental health. Lawmakers pressed Chew on the company's Chinese ownership, source code and privacy practices.
TikTok says the Biden administration has demanded that the company's Chinese owners divest their stake in the company or risk seeing the app get banned in America. The U.S., Canada, EU, U.K. and New Zealand have all banned the use of TikTok on government devices, citing national security concerns.