Spain's high court has approved the U.S. Department of Justice's request that British national Joseph James O'Connor be extradited to face charges that he helped hack Twitter in 2020 to perpetrate a cryptocurrency scam. The final extradition decision now rests with the Spanish government.
A group of bipartisan U.S. senators is seeking answers from three telehealth companies about their data tracking and sharing practices. The move comes as privacy and security concerns about broader data sharing by technology firms also are growing.
Lacework has debuted an attack path analysis tool to help organizations understand the havoc specific threats could wreak within their cloud infrastructure, says CEO Jay Parikh. The company helps customers prioritize which risk elements inside their infrastructure should be addressed first.
Meta's popular social media platforms are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and account takeover complaints rose over 1,000% last year. This social threat is spilling over into banks and government agencies, and experts criticize Meta for moving too slowly to address security issues.
Meta says it is taking legal action against scraping-for-hire service provider Voyager Labs for allegedly using fake accounts to copy accessible data about users when logged into Facebook, Instagram and other websites. The social media firms says it closed 60,000 fake accounts.
The prolific ransomware group LockBit has been tied to the recent disruption of Britain's national postal system, as Royal Mail reports it remains unable to send international letters or parcels. While LockBit has enjoyed unusual longevity, could this attack be its undoing?
Since Elon Musk became Twitter's CEO, cyber risks have affected the social media company in technological, financial, regulatory and reputational ways. Marco Túlio Moraes says the big issue is that the risks now affect a significant digital business world asset: trust.
Poland is warning that Russian hackers have intensified activities in national cyberspace with the aim of "destabilization, intimidation and sowing chaos." Poland is a staging ground for military aid to Kyiv and a destination for more than 1.4 million refugees who fled Moscow's war of conquest.
Twitter has suffered its first major outage since Elon Musk bought the company in late October and began serving as its CEO. The outage lasted several hours The uptime problems come amid ongoing concerns about site security following last month's mass layoffs and cybersecurity staff exodus.
Meta has reached a $725 million agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit filed over Facebook's user data-sharing practices, after data for 87 million Facebook profiles was transferred to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in violation of the social network's policies.
Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency revealed this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The number of cyberattacks has tripled since last year and has grown fivefold since 2020, the domestic intelligence agency's cyber division chief says.
Thirteen bot farms transmitting pro-Kremlin messages across more than 1.5 million fake accounts are no longer operating after Ukrainian police raided their locations. Russia's attempted conquest of Ukraine is accompanied by heavy doses of online propaganda aimed at splitting support for Kyiv.
Apple is advancing plans to allow Europeans to access third-party app stores via their iPhone and iPad, as will soon be required under European law. What this means in practice for its vaunted walled garden security model, and whether most users will bother, remains unclear.
Facebook will pay a 265 million euro fine to the Irish data protection authority to resolve a 2021 incident when the scraped data of 533 million users appeared online. The data contained names, phone numbers and birthdates. Facebook says it takes active measures against data scraping.
Information amassed on 5.4 million Twitter users by an attacker who abused one of the social network's APIs has been dumped online for free. While Twitter confirmed that breach, a researcher suggests other attackers also abused the feature to amass information for millions of other users.