Android malware infected more than 300,000 devices with banking trojans
The initial apps in Google Play were safe, but the creators found a way around the Play Store's protections to install malware on Android users' devices. Here's how it happened and how to stay safe.
Senator Doubles Down On Data Privacy, Sends Letter to CFPB
Fresh off of a Senate committee hearing on data broker restrictions, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published an open letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requesting the agency stop credit agencies from selling the personal data of American citizens.
Google warns over 1M devices have been infected in 'Russian hack'
Google has taken action against a major hacking operation that it thinks has infected more than 1 million devices.
Russia blocks access to anonymous online Tor network
Russia has blocked the popular Tor network that allows users to remain anonymous online.
Microsoft Seizes Domains Used by a Chinese Hacking Group
Microsoft said it has seized control of servers that a China-based hacking group was using to compromise targets that align with that country's geopolitical interests.
EFF, Partners Launch New Edition of Santa Clara Principles, Adding Standards Aimed at Governments and Expanding Appeal Guidelines
WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Monday, December 6, at 10 am ET, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), standing up for public access to courts and transparency in patent litigation, will urge a panel of judges to unseal documents that a notorious patent troll is trying to hide.
German ruling on cookie consent: Don't send IP address to US
A German court has ruled that sharing IP addresses with US-based servers for the purpose of cookie consent is unlawful under EU data protection law and the EU Court of Justice Schrems II ruling.
ACLU Calls for Halt of Homeland Security's Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
The American Civil Liberties Union issued an open letter rebuking the Department of Homeland Security's use of artificial intelligence to collect biometric facial recognition data.
Russia may be collaborating with US to bring cyber criminals to heel
Russia-based cyber criminals who until recently have been reliably able to count on their government turning a blind eye to their activities, are starting to worry that their time in the shadows is up, according to analysis of underground cyber criminal forums conducted by Trustwave's SpiderLabs unit.
Over 40 million people had health information leaked this year
Over 40 million people in the United States had their personal health information exposed in data breaches this year, a significant jump from 2020 and a continuation of a trend toward more and more health data hacks and leaks.