A week in security (July 25 – July 31)

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The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 15:41:09 +0000

Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters.  In this case, the woman figured out she was being scammed before embarking for the bank, but her story is a chilling reminder of how far crooks will go these days to rip people off.

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A week in security (July 25 – July 31)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 09:51:04 +0000

The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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To settle with the DoJ, Uber must confess to a cover-up. And it did.

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:44:16 +0000

The 2016 Uber data breach affected the personal information of 57 million people. And then the company covered it all up.

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Fake Investor John Bernard Sinks Norwegian Green Shipping Dreams

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2022 18:05:52 +0000

Several articles here have delved into the history of John Bernard, the pseudonym used by a fake billionaire technology investor who’s tricked dozens of start-ups into giving him tens of millions of dollars. Bernard’s latest victim — a Norwegian startup hoping to build a fleet of environmentally friendly shipping vessels — is now embroiled in a lawsuit over a deal gone bad, in which Bernard falsely claimed to have secured $100 million from six other wealthy investors, including the founder of Uber and the artist Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:56:37 +0000

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 18:51:40 +0000

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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The top six takeaways for corporate data privacy compliance

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Here are Labs’ top six takeaways from our data privacy and cybersecurity law series on corporate data privacy compliance. From emerging startups to burgeoning enterprises, these rules help not just with legal liability, but also user trust.

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