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Health Care Organizations Warned of Venus Ransomware

The Health Care Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (IC3) recently released an Analyst’s Note to health care organizations providing information on a new variant of ransomware called Venus (also known as GOODGAME)....

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Popular Tax e-Filing Sites Reportedly Sent Tax Info to Meta

According to reporting from the Verge and the Markup, several popular e-filing providers have been transmitting sensitive financial information to Meta through Meta Pixel. Meta Pixel is a free advertising analytics...

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Facebook Is Removing Some Sensitive Information from Public Profiles

Starting December 1, Facebook reportedly will remove several biographic details from user profiles, including “Religious views,” “Political views,” “Interested in” (indicating the user’s sexual orientation), and “Address.” Many state privacy laws,...

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France Fines Discord under GDPR

The French data privacy authority (DPA) announced that it will fine Discord, Inc. 800,000 euros under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Discord is a social messaging platform popular with gamers,...

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Class Action Filed Against Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Alleged COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Spyware Installation

This week, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its use of a COVID-19 contact-tracing app for residents’ mobile phones. However,...

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Chula Vista Policy to Protect Residents from Certain Surveillance Technology

The City Council of Chula Vista, California (in the San Diego metropolitan area), announced a new policy governing how city law enforcement can use technology to protect residents from data collected...

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Privacy Tip #349  – College Students Targeted by Social Engineering Campaign Impersonating Instagram

Dark Reading reports that thousands of college and university students are being targeted by cyber-attackers who are using a legitimate domain to impersonate Instagram and steal credentials of the users. The...

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Beware of Luna Moth Callback Phishing Scam

Palo Alto’s Unit 42 recently issued a threat assessment alert outlining a new phishing scam that is unique and successful. The scam is believed to be carried out by the Luna...

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Tor vs. VPN: Which should you choose?

Both Tor and a VPN can greatly help you keep prying eyes away from your online life, but they’re also two very different beasts. Which is better for you? The post Tor vs. VPN: Which should you choose? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Businesses Struggle to Comply with CPRA without Final Regulations

As companies hustle to follow the new California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) regulations, they’ve hit a substantial hiccup: there aren’t any yet. The California Privacy Rights Agency (CPPA), the newly- created...

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