Victory at the High Court against the government's use of 'general warrants'

Victory at the High Court against the government's use of 'general warrants'

Today, the UK High Court has quashed a decision by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) and held that section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act (ISA) 1994 does not permit the issue of general warrants to authorise property interference and certain forms of computer hacking.

T-Mobile data breach: ‘Malicious, unauthorized’ hack exposes customer call information

T-Mobile data breach: ‘Malicious, unauthorized’ hack exposes customer call information

A security incident at T-Mobile has resulted in customer call data being accessed, the telecommunications giant has said.This latest incident follows a data breach back in March 2020, when customer financial information was exposed due to a third-party hack.

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

A new class action lawsuit, which combines a number of cases filed in recent years, alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices.

Nintendo Conducted Invasive Surveillance Operation Against Homebrew Hacker

Nintendo Conducted Invasive Surveillance Operation Against Homebrew Hacker

Leaked Nintendo documents have revealed a frightening surveillance operation carried out against a hacker who was researching exploits for the 3DS handheld.Unfortunately for Nintendo, leaked documents are now revealing how frightening things can get for console hackers in their crosshairs, even when those targets have already declared that their work isn’t designed for piracy purposes.

IPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

IPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all.

Dating Site Bumble Leaves Swipes Unsecured for 100M Users

Dating Site Bumble Leaves Swipes Unsecured for 100M Users

Bumble fumble: An API bug exposed personal information of users like political leanings, astrological signs, education, and even height and weight, and their distance away in miles.

Google Nest hacker finds evidence of Google considering getting rid of 'Hey Google' hot words

Google Nest hacker finds evidence of Google considering getting rid of 'Hey Google' hot words

He demonstrates that by setting this option to "on," his Nest Hub ceases requiring him to say "Hey, Google" before making commands or queries.But the find certainly suggests Google is exploring giving users the choice of using the option or not.

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

But the fact that so many names, email addresses, phone numbers and voter registration records were found for sale in bulk on the so-called dark web underscores how easily criminals and foreign adversaries can deploy it as the FBI said Iran has done recently, by sending emails designed to intimidate voters.

A hacker published thousands of students' grades and private information after a Nevada school district refused to pay ransom

A hacker published thousands of students' grades and private information after a Nevada school district refused to pay ransom

Brett Callow, a threat analyst with cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, told Business Insider that he discovered leaked documents published to an online hacking forum that purported to include records from Nevada's Clark County School District, including students' names, social security numbers, addresses, and some financial information.

Alleged Activision hack, 500,000 Call Of Duty players impacted

Alleged Activision hack, 500,000 Call Of Duty players impacted

More than 500,000 Activision accounts may have compromised as a result of a data breach suffered by the gaming firm on September 20, reported the eSports site Dexerto.

App tells if office workers are not socially distanced

App tells if office workers are not socially distanced

image copyrightMind The Gap. image captionThe app sends a notification if you are too close to your colleaguesAlthough many contact-tracing apps have found it hard to accurately detect distances with Bluetooth, Hack Partners says the combination of the technology with audio measuring, gives an accuracy of between 6-8cm.

Fully-Fledged Guide On Ways To Protect Your Data Online

Fully-Fledged Guide On Ways To Protect Your Data Online

We’ve collected essential methods and options for protecting yourself from third parties and hacker attacks on the internet.We’ve already touched on the topic ‘Why do we need to protect data?’ In our article 5 Reasons Why Online Privacy Matters, you can drive into this topic more.

Ex-Uber chief security officer charged, accused of covering up theft of personal info from databases by hackers

Ex-Uber chief security officer charged, accused of covering up theft of personal info from databases by hackers

As Uber's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan broke the law by hushing up the theft of millions of people's details from the app maker's databases by hackers, prosecutors say.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 7, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 7, 2020

A pair of hacks at genealogy site GEDMatch has laid bare serious privacy issues with online databases of DNA information.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

In recent years, companies have been prowling the web for public photos associated with people’s names that they can use to build enormous databases of faces and improve their facial-recognition systems, adding to a growing sense that personal privacy is being lost, bit by digital bit.

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting Clark because Florida law allows minors to be charged as adults in financial fraud cases such as this when appropriate.

The Garmin hack could have been a disastrous, large scale privacy breach

The Garmin hack could have been a disastrous, large scale privacy breach

Hopefully, the increased amounts of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cyber hacking is finally enough to force the government to pass legislation that actually holds companies accountable for letting hackers breach the privacy of their users.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 24, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 24, 2020

The Apple and Google contact tracing API framework was created as a way to let governments develop apps that would do Bluetooth based contact tracing without violating privacy and collecting locations and identifiers in a centralized location.

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Stalker Online hacked! Over one million gamers’ passwords made available for download

Stalker Online hacked! Over one million gamers’ passwords made available for download

The database, which is being offered for sale for “several hundred Euros worth of Bitcoins”, contains 1,289,084 Stalker Online player records, including usernames, account passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, and IP addresses.

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

In response, K-pop fan accounts began calling on their massive followings to flood the app with videos of their favorite K-pop groups to overwhelm police trying to identify protesters.

Exclusive: Hacker selling 500 million Facebook user data from 82 countries

Exclusive: Hacker selling 500 million Facebook user data from 82 countries

Now, a hacker or call them a threat actor is claiming to have access to a database with 500 million Facebook user data from 82 countries.Remember, third-party firms can use data scrapping, a fairly common practice to extract the personal information of users from websites like Facebook or Twitter.

Hacker leaks 2.3 million Indonesian citizenship data for download

Hacker leaks 2.3 million Indonesian citizenship data for download

What’s worse for Indonesian citizens is that the threat actor is claiming to have access over 200 million Indonesian citizenship data which they plan to leak on the hacker forum where the electoral data is currently being traded.

GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts

GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts

GoDaddy on Tuesday reported [PDF] an October data breach to Californian authorities, stating that an unauthorised individual was able to access SSH accounts used in its hosting environment.

You Could Get Jailed For Not Installing Aarogya Setu App: Noida Police

You Could Get Jailed For Not Installing Aarogya Setu App: Noida Police

However, the police officials of Noida and Greater Noida have said that they will let go of the people who agree to download the app in front of them at the time of checking.

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

A hacker who bribed a worker for the online video game Roblox managed to gain access to the personal information of a smaller number of users, the ability to change passwords and email addresses, and allocate in-game currency.

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online.

Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.

Imperiled information

Imperiled information

Metropolitansky and Attari wondered if they could identify an individual across all other leaks that have occurred, combining stolen personal information from perhaps hundreds of sources.

Ring Doorbell Hack Lawsuits

Ring Doorbell Hack Lawsuits

Multiple class action lawsuits have been filed alleging that Ring has failed to implement “even the most basic” security measures to protect its customers.Multiple class action lawsuits have been filed against Ring LLC following reports of hackers infiltrating the company’s camera systems and terrorizing homeowners and their children.