Changes in the privacy policies of social media companies have rendered many free open source intelligence tools unworkable, says Mason Wilder, senior research specialist at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He describes the evolution of these tools and offers tips on how to apply them.
Trend Micro says it has seen increasing attempts to infect home routers for use as proxies and for DDoS attacks. The battle is primarily being fought by three bot families - Mirai, Qbot and Kaiten - that enable low-level fraudsters to hide their activity.
As ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare organizations surge, the potential risks to medical devices are growing, says Kelly Rozumalski, director of secure connected health initiatives at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, who discusses risk mitigation efforts.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has filed civil charges against First American Title Insurance Co., which has been accused of exposing hundreds of millions of documents that contained customers' mortgage and personal data.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Sarrell Regional Dental Center for Public Health in the wake of a January 2019 ransomware attack that affected more than 391,000 individuals. The judge cited a lack of evidence that any data had been misused.
Europe's highest court has invalidated the Privacy Shield, a data-sharing agreement between the EU and U.S., on the grounds that the U.S. offers insufficient protection for Europeans' privacy rights. Privacy advocates say the ruling should drive the U.S. to rethink its policies.
COVID-19 contract-tracing applications that help monitor individuals' possible exposure to those who have tested positive for the virus present a variety of privacy issues that must be addressed, says regulatory attorney Nancy Perkins.
The British government has officially reversed course and will now ban Huawei's telecom gear from its 5G networks. The ban on use of the Chinese firm's equipment, based in part on U.S. sanctions against the manufacturer, goes into effect at year's end.
HHS has finalized changes to certain privacy provisions related to the sharing of patient records associated with federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs. The changes aim to improve treatment of some patients addicted to opioids and similar drugs.
An Israeli court has dismissed a petition filed by Amnesty International that sought to revoke the security export license of NSO Group, a tech firm that's been accused of selling hacking tools to governments for targeting dissidents, journalists and lawyers.
It's common for security researchers to be ignored when reporting a software vulnerability. The latest example - vulnerabilities found by Independent Security Evaluators in a router made by China-based Tenda.
Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the U.S., has directed employees to remove the TikTok social media app from their company-issued devices, citing security concerns. The news comes after Amazon sent mixed signals to its employees about use of the social media app.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the surge in the use of employee monitoring tools for the increasingly remote workforce. Also featured: Discussions about IoT security guidelines and CCPA compliance requirements.