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Privacy Tip #299 – Creepy SpyFone Banned by FTC

In a second case against stalkerware apps and the first where the FTC has banned a company from doing business, the FTC announced on September 1, 2021, that it has “banned...

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Privacy Tip #297 – Vulnerability in Smart Home Devices Including Baby Monitors

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices...

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Cryptoheister(s) Return Stolen Booty

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network, which allows users to swap different types of digital tokens, was the victim of a cryptoheist that resulted in the thief (allegedly just one hacker) to swipe...

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Extortion Doesn’t Work for EA Sports Hackers

According to The Record, Electronic Arts Sports (EA) was the victim of a cyber hacking in June, when hackers posted on an underground hacking forum that they were in possession of...

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OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter Focuses on Controlling Access to ePHI

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently issued its Summer 2021 Cybersecurity Newsletter, which focuses on controlling access to electronic personal health...

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Law Enforcement Takes Down DoubleVPN

I love seeing another win for law enforcement in the cyber context. Servers and web domains owned by DoubleVPN, a virtual private network, were seized recently following a collaborative law enforcement...

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Microsoft Customers Warned of Targeted Scams by NOBELLIUM

Another fall-out from the SolarWinds incident has surfaced prompting Microsoft to issue a notice to affected customers that an attacker gained access to one of its customer service agents to launch...

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Volkswagen and Audi Hit with Data Breach Class Action

This week, Volkswagen AG’s U.S. entity and its Audi brand were hit with a class action for a data breach that allegedly compromised 3.3 million consumers’ personal information. In the U.S....

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CISA Releases “Bad Practices” with Hope of Decreasing Cyber Blunders

The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a few cybersecurity “bad practices” this week to assist in decreasing the volume of knowable and preventable cyber mistakes. These bad practices...

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Privacy Tip #290 – 700 Million LinkedIn Users’ Data for Sale on Hacker Forum

Although a security researcher has confirmed that LinkedIn users’ data, including full names, gender, email addresses, telephone numbers, and industry information is for sale on RaidForums by a hacker self-dubbed “GOD...

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