Tag: privacy

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Government Agencies
Black Hat 2019, cyberattack

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Government Agencies

Researchers say that the targeted ransomware cyberattack on 23 Texas local and state entities represents a shift from "attacks of opportunity" to more targeted, malicious ... Read More

Did Facebook know about “View As” bug before 2018 breach?
access tokens, data breach

Did Facebook know about “View As” bug before 2018 breach?

Even though Facebook protected employees, it failed to fix the vulnerability or to protect most users, a court filing charges. . Did Facebook know about ... Read More

Fake News and Influence: Information Warfare in the Digital Age
Akamai, Black Hat 2019

Fake News and Influence: Information Warfare in the Digital Age

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can ... Read More

ThreatList: 4.1B Records Exposed in Breaches in First Half of 2019
4.1 billion records, all time high

ThreatList: 4.1B Records Exposed in Breaches in First Half of 2019

The number of exposed records has hit record highs in just the first two quarters. . ThreatList: 4.1B Records Exposed in Breaches in First Half ... Read More

Breached Passwords Still in Use By Hundreds of Thousands
Black Hat 2019, breach

Breached Passwords Still in Use By Hundreds of Thousands

More than 300,000 users still utilize credentials that have been compromised - with people visiting video streaming and porn sites most at fault, Google found ... Read More

News Wrap: DejaBlue Bugs and Biometrics Data Breaches
biometrics, biometrics data

News Wrap: DejaBlue Bugs and Biometrics Data Breaches

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can ... Read More

Google removes option to disable Nest cams’ status light
Dropcam, google

Google removes option to disable Nest cams’ status light

It's more of a “post-purchase middle finger” to customers than a privacy plus, say some outraged users who use the cams to catch crooks. . ... Read More

Microsoft won’t shift on AI recordings policy
AI, Cortana

Microsoft won’t shift on AI recordings policy

Microsoft may have been caught red-handed letting contractors listen to sensitive conversations with its AI, but that doesn't mean it's going to stop. . Microsoft ... Read More

HTTP Bugs Open Websites to DoS Attacks
Akamai, Ambassador

HTTP Bugs Open Websites to DoS Attacks

Eight vulnerabilities in the HTTP/2 server implementations were found in vendors Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Apache. . HTTP Bugs Open Websites to DoS Attacks ThreatpostSource ... Read More