Expert Comments On TikTok Violated Children’s Privacy Law, FTC Complaint Says

A group of children’s privacy advocates alleged in a recent FTC complaint that TikTok violated an agreement to protect children’s private data. The popular video-sharing app TikTok has landed in hot water again over privacy issues. On Thursday, a group of privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging the platform […]

Microsoft open-sources coronavirus threat data

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In a recent blog post, Microsoft has announced that it will share its knowledge of coronavirus-related cyberthreats in a bid to help security teams identify and address new threats. Processing trillions of signals each day across identities, endpoint, cloud, applications, and email, Microsoft gains a greater visibility into a broad range of COVID-19-themed attacks – and […]

Mercedes-Benz “smart car” source code leaked – expert commentary

A security researcher discovered a misconfiguration in a Git web portal belonging to Daimler AG, the German automotive company behind the Mercedes-Benz brand. The researcher was able to access, download and leak over 580 Git repositories containing the source code for “smart car” components installed in Mercedes vans. The leaked projects also included Raspberry Pi […]

Industry Experts On Verizon DBiR 2020

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Verizon has today published its yearly report on business data breach investigations. Key stats included: 86 percent of data breaches for financial gain – up from 71 percent in 2019 Cloud-based data under attack – web application attacks double to 43 percent 67 percent of breaches caused by credential theft, errors and social attacks Clearly […]