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Meta Faces a $400 Million Fine for Violating Data Transparency Laws
Meta Faces a $400 Million Fine for Violating Data Transparency Laws
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued two fines to Meta this week that totaled more than $400 million for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws. The DPC also stated that Meta has three months to...
Tyler Cross by Tyler Cross Published on January 5, 2023
Hackers Issue Apology for Attacking a Children's Hospital
Hackers Issue Apology for Attacking a Children's Hospital
SickKids released a statement last month to inform the public it was a victim of a cybersecurity attack. SickKids is a children’s hospital in Canada dedicated to improving the health of children in the country. The hospital is aff...
Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu by Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Published on January 5, 2023
Google Agrees to Pay D.C., Indiana in Location Tracking Lawsuits
Google Agrees to Pay D.C., Indiana in Location Tracking Lawsuits
The district attorneys from Washington DC and Indiana both announced that they have reached a settlement with Google to resolve a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of tracking users’ locations. D.C. district attorney Karl A. Rac...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on January 3, 2023
1Password Challenges Competitor LastPass on Security Breach Claim
1Password Challenges Competitor LastPass on Security Breach Claim
Popular password manager LastPass confirmed last week that it was the victim of a data breach. In the press release, LastPass said that users’ password vaults were stolen and personal information like website usernames, passwords,...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 31, 2022
Meta Settles Class-Action Lawsuit for $725 Million
Meta Settles Class-Action Lawsuit for $725 Million
Meta has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused Facebook’s parent company of allowing Cambridge Analytica to use private user information. Cambridge Analytica is a data analytics company that the...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 28, 2022
LastPass Breach Exposes Customer Password Vaults
LastPass Breach Exposes Customer Password Vaults
Popular password manager LastPass confirmed in a blog post that customers’ password vaults were stolen during a recent data breach. LastPass said the hackers accessed encrypted vault data like website usernames and passwords, secu...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 27, 2022
RedAwning vacation booking service database allegedly leaked on clear web forum
RedAwning vacation booking service database allegedly leaked on clear web forum
The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team has discovered a leaked SQL database appearing to belong to the RedAwning vacation platform. A user on the forum posted the database for free, which is now available for the public to view...
SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team Published on December 16, 2022
FBI: Criminals Using Search Engine Ads to Spread Malware
FBI: Criminals Using Search Engine Ads to Spread Malware
The FBI issued a warning this week to alert online users that cyber criminals are using search engine ads to impersonate legitimate and otherwise trustworthy brands to direct them to malicious websites. “Cyber criminals purchase a...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 23, 2022
US Cyber Security Director to Step Down in 2023
US Cyber Security Director to Step Down in 2023
The first US national cyber director, Chris Inglis, is planning to resign early next year. The U.S. cybersecurity chief, who also oversees the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) since its establishment in July 2021 — wil...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 23, 2022
Google: Identity Theft and Ransomware Top Targets for Cybercriminals in 2023
Google: Identity Theft and Ransomware Top Targets for Cybercriminals in 2023
Top Google security experts and analysts predicted that cybercrime will get even worse in 2023 than it was in 2022, during an interview with VentureBeat. The FBI reported that online scams cost citizens nearly $7 billion in 2021...
Eric Goldstein by Eric Goldstein Published on December 22, 2022