Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online, claiming to be able to fool systems designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. Authorities, meanwhile, warn that fraudsters continue to target all things COVID-19, including selling scam vaccine passports.
Biometric data in Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority was compromised, a Federal Investigation Agency official has told the country’s national assembly. It has been clarified that this was not a hacking incident, but it remains a concern that the data could be exploited.
The Israeli government's Ministry of Defense reportedly has cut the list of countries to which Israeli companies’ cyber spyware can be exported from 102 to 37, reducing Israel's surveillance tool export market by two-thirds. The list specifically restricts doing business with those involved in offensive cyber.
The NSO Group is the target of a lawsuit filed by Apple, which alleges that the spyware maker abused Apple's products and services to carry out spying operations. The news follows the NSO Group's blacklisting by the U.S. government, a score downgrade by Moody's, and a reportedly failed deal with France.
The Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission has fined Commeasure Pte. Ltd., which operates hotel booking platform RedDoorz, S$74,000 - or U.S. $54,637 - for what the commission called the "largest data breach" since its inception in 2012, which put at risk 5.9 million customer records.
The National Security Council Secretariat has launched the Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy & Security, or I-CAMPS, project to protect user privacy and secure the mobile ecosystem, says national cybersecurity coordinator Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant.
Cyberattacks on the EU's healthcare sector grew by nearly 50% in 2020, over 2019, and continue to pose serious threats to patient safety as well as to the entire health supply chain, says a new report calling for the development of more healthcare-specific incident response teams among EU members.
The U.K. Supreme Court has blocked a $4.3 billion class action lawsuit against technology giant Google. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2017, alleges that Google accessed millions of iPhone users’ personal information illegally between June 1, 2011, and Feb. 15, 2012.
ISMG editors discuss: U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has added four foreign companies to its Entity List for allegedly engaging in activities "contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the U.S." Two Israeli companies - NSO Group and Candiru - were cited for allegedly supplying spyware to foreign governments to...
Facebook plans to shut down its facial recognition system, saying the regulatory landscape is unclear and citing ongoing concerns about the effects on society of using such systems. The company plans to delete more than 1 billion facial profiles.
Six national data protection and privacy authorities – from Australia, Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong SAR, China and Switzerland - have joined with the U.K. information Commissioner’s Office to issue guidance to video teleconferencing companies on privacy, calling for end-to-end encryption.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an interim final rule to curb and control the export, reexport, or in-country transfer of certain offensive cyber tools that are used in surveillance of private citizens and other malicious activities that undermine the nation's security.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
Democratic lawmakers on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced legislation that would rein in tech algorithms on platforms exceeding 5 million monthly viewers. This follows a high-profile whistleblower case heard before Congress on Facebook's allegedly questionable data policies.