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S3 Ep27: Census scammers, beg bounties and data breach fines [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin How scammers copied a government website almost to perfection. What to do about those fake “bug” hunters who ask for payment for finding “vulnerabilities” that aren’t. Why the Dutch data protection authority fined Booking.com for not sending in a data breach disclosure fast enough. With Kimberly Truong, . . . Read more

Too slow! Booking.com fined for not reporting data breach fast enough

by Paul Ducklin The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) – the country’s data protection regulator – has fined online travel and hotel booking company Booking.com almost half a million Euros over a data breach. Interestingly, the fine was issued not merely because there was a breach, but because the company . . . Read more

150,000 security cameras allegedly breached in “too much fun” hack

by Paul Ducklin News outlet Bloomberg has gone public with a dramatic cybersecurity news story about surveillance. Bloomberg claims that an “international hacker collective” was responsible for breaking into a network of 150,000 surveillance cameras and purloining private footage from live video feeds. According to Bloomberg, one of the hacking . . . Read more

Keybase secure messaging fixes photo-leaking bug – patch now!

by Paul Ducklin Keybase, owned by online meeting and teleconferencing behemoth Zoom, is a secure messaging and file sharing service that describes itself as providing “end-to-end encryption for things that matter.” End-to-end encryption is pretty much what it says: encryption that starts on your computer, typically inside an individual app . . . Read more

What should you say if you have a data breach? Catch up with Jason Nurse at Sophos Evolve

by Sally Adam Dr Jason R.C. Nurse is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Kent, and a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the socio-technical aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. Jason has channelled years of research into a concise, . . . Read more

Was there a “COVID-19 vaccine hack” against the European Medicines Agency?

by Paul Ducklin If you’ve been following the news today, you’ve probably seen headlines announcing a breach at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA, based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is responsible for the evaluation and approval of medicines in the European Union – a role reflected in its . . . Read more