Following the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, Ami Daniel got a note from the father of a girl in hiding. Daniel messaged the girl, who said, "Just get me out of here." Daniel's reply: "On it." He details his efforts to rescue scores of Israeli citizens from hiding places surrounded by terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general found U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees had downloaded "risky user-installed mobile applications" onto government devices despite the devices being banned from federal information systems for posing national security risks.
Canada accused China of running a social media disinformation campaign aimed at members of Parliament and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Global Affairs Canada attributed the campaign to an operation elsewhere traced to Chinese law enforcement and known as "Spamouflage."
Vietnamese cybercrime groups are targeting the U.K., U.S. and Indian digital marketing sectors with multiple strains of information-stealing malware, including the widely used DarkGate info stealer. Phishing campaigns have used fake emails purporting to contain job opportunities and salary details.
The FBI is warning plastic surgery practices and their patients of cybercriminals targeting their sensitive health information and medical photos for extortion schemes. The alert followed recent hacking incidents at several plastic surgery practices involving data theft.
Israeli cybersecurity leaders reacted Saturday with shock, defiance and resolve to an unprecedented land, sea and air assault by Palestinian militants from Gaza. Much of the Israeli cybersecurity community's anger stems from the deliberate targeting of children and the elderly by Hamas militants.
TikTok will pay Irish data privacy regulators 345 million euros to settle allegations that it violated the privacy of underage users. A TikTok spokesperson said the company disagreed with the Irish Data Protection Commission, saying the violations are based on features that no longer exist.
Netcraft purchased an online brand protection vendor to incorporate security analysts into the company's highly automated cybercrime takedown process. The deal will expedite the takedown of fraudulent websites by capitalizing on their joint knowledge of the global infrastructure provider landscape.
A federal judge has given the green light for attorneys to proceed with a consolidated class action lawsuit against Meta that accuses the social media giant of intercepting sensitive health information with its Pixel tracking tools used in numerous healthcare websites and patient portals.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services have publicly named 130 hospitals and telehealth companies that were recently warned that the use of online tracking tools in their websites or mobile apps potentially violates federal data privacy and security regulations.
Medical device maker Medtronic MiniMed violated patient privacy by using tracking and authentication technologies such as Google Analytics and Firebase in its InPen diabetes management app and services, according to a proposed federal class action lawsuit filed this week.
Facebook parent Meta unearthed a Chinese propaganda campaign active across dozens of social media sites in what the company calls the largest known cross-platform influence operation in the world. "Spamouflage" operates across more than 50 platforms and forums.
The federal agency that enforces HIPAA is heavily focused on investigations of potential violations involving online tracking tools in healthcare websites that impermissibly transmit sensitive patient information to third parties, said Susan Rhodes of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Advocate Aurora Health has agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle consolidated class action claims that the Illinois-based hospital chain invaded patient privacy by using tracking codes on its websites and patient portal, according to a preliminary settlement plan in Wisconsin federal court.
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