Senate Democrat Introduces Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Cybersecurity

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) on Friday introduced a pair of bills to address vulnerabilities in America’s cybersecurity defenses. The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 would direct the President to develop a plan to ensure essential functions of the economy are...

FBI Warns on Increase in Exploitation of Mobile Banking Apps by Criminals

The FBI on Wednesday warned that malicious cyber actors were targeting mobile banking apps. As the public increases its use of mobile banking apps, partially due to increased time at home, the FBI anticipates cyber actors will exploit these...

U.S. Senators Press Trump Administration to End Weaponization of Facial Recognition Technology

Severeal U.S. senators on Wednesday pressed Trump administration officials to end federal law enforcement’s weaponizing of facial recognition technology against peaceful protesters exercising their First Amendment rights to speak out about the police killing of George Floyd and other black...

EU Watchdog to Establish Taskforce to Investigate TikTok; Question’s Use of Clearview’s Facial Recognition...

An EU taskforce will examine the practices of Chinese video app TikTok, and sent a strong warning with regard to the use of Clearview AI by law enforcement authorities. TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, allows users to create short videos,...
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DHS Warns of Windows 10 Vulnerability to Cyberattack Due to Exploit Code in the...

The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity advisory division has warned Windows 10 users of the possibility of a wave of cyberattacks due to the recent publication of an exploit code. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said there is...

Nintendo Revises Number of Hacked Accounts: Says About 300,000 Accessed

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has admitted that an additional 140,000 user accounts were accessed by unauthorized means, pushing the number up to about 300,000. Hackers gained access to user accounts in April, obtaining personal information such as birthdays and...

Lawmakers Query DHS on Use of Predator Drone to Monitor George Floyd Protesters

Some Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform queried the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on what it termed "the use of DHS resources," which include drones and armed uniformed officers, to "surveil and intimidate peaceful protesters who...

Amtrak Discloses Data Breach

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has disclosed a data breach which may have led to the compromise of customer personally identifiable information (PII). In a letter to the Attorney General's Office of Vermont, made public on Friday, the rail...

Security Researchers Find Personal Data of 20 Million Taiwanese Citizens on Darkweb Marketplace

Personally identifiable information belonging to more than 20 million Taiwanese citizens was allegedly found by security researchers on a darknet marketplace. In a blog post published on Friday, Cyble said their researchers came across a leaked database on the darkweb...

U.S. Attorney’s Office Releases Tips For Protecting Children From Online Predators During COVID-19

United States Attorney Andrew Birge offered tips to help parents and guardians keep their children safe from on-line predators. "With schools and entertainment facilities closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are using the Internet more and more. Unfortunately, that means...

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