The hackers probably targeted YouTube because the platform is so popular, Trend Micro said in a Friday blog post. In this case, the mining scripts in the YouTube scheme were configured to siphon 80 percent of the PC's computing power, Trend Micro said.
Proponents of the tiny chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.
The Ireland Data Protection Commission is investigating the social network since they refused to provide their t.co web link tracking data to UK professor, Michael Veale. The situation could become dire if the DPC and the EU’s Data Protection Board were to find that Twitter had violated the regulations of the GDPR.
It recently came to light that a number of apps in the mac App Store were collecting data about users' browsing histories and uploading them to a remote server.
Update: We got in contact with Trend Micro , and the company has provided the following statement: "Trend Micro is aware of a recent scrutiny of some of our consumer applications, including our Dr. Cleaner, a cleanup app that offers Memory Optimization, Disk Cleaning and System Monitoring, and Dr. Antivirus, an antivirus app that protects Mac users from adware and hijack browsers.
It looks like we’re seeing a trend of Mac App Store apps that convince users to give them access to their home directory with some promise such as virus scanning or cleaning up caches, when the true reason behind it is to gather user data – especially browsing history – and upload it to their analytics servers.
On July 27, Washington, DC’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment proposed a set of rules restricting the city’s internet service providers from selling customer data and browsing history without their consent.