GDPR Services: 19 stories worth reading from May 2019

GDPR Services: xx stories worth reading from May 2019

GDPR Services: 19 stories worth reading from May 2019

Be informed from our GDPR Services about the latest 19 newsworthy cases and funny happenings Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during May 2019. As these Private Data breaches have a severe negative impact on any business and highly serious legal consequences, consider a few GDPR Service packages from owl power EUROPE: ( on-demand GDPR COMPLIANCE ) or a recurrent monthly service of (GDPR COMPLIANCE ADD-ON) together with your dedicated data protection OFFICER package.




  • Since the enactment of the GDPR last May, regulators have seen 65,000 breach notices and levied more than $63M in fines for them.
    • And this is just for the first nine months’ activities. None of the breaches was contested by their target companies, which is some small good news. First overview on the implementation of the GDPR and the roles and means of the national supervisory authorities (pdf)

  • Members of an international cybercriminal syndicate supposedly responsible for creating the GozNym malware have been arrested and charged with stealing $100 million from more than 41,000 victims.


  • The mobile provider Boost Mobile has acknowledged a breach in March recently.
    • The notification is short on details, but the company sent automatic PIN resets to affected customers. Boost Mobile hacked

  • Passport and personal data for more than 2M Russians has been leaked online.


  • Picreel and the open source Alpaca Forms project have both suffered a supply chain breach with infected code.

 

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  • The Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group has been leveraging a buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows hackers remote code execution on users’ phones.
    • The victims don’t necessarily have to answer a call, which then disappears from call logs. Users should update their software immediately to prevent this. (The patch doesn’t explicitly state this bug as a reason to update.) Affected phones of several high-profile victims were cited in the report, including a human rights lawyer. WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware


  • GPS apps to locate equipment and employees
    • The U.S. Global Positioning System, part of a network of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), is vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt many industries. Here’s how it works and what you can do to mitigate its risk. What is GPS spoofing? And how you can defend against it

  • Chrissy Morgan has posted the recording of an hour-long talk on responsible disclosures she recently gave at Le Tour Du Hack.
    • She discusses the context of some significant disclosures and what researchers did correctly and incorrectly. Le Tour Du Hack 2019: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Responsible Disclosure – Chrissy Morgan

  • Yesterday the latest Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report was released.
    • It contains information on more than 2,000 confirmed data breaches seen during 2018, taken from more than 70 different reporting sources and analyzing more than 40,000 separate security incidents. 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (pdf)

  • A massive SMS spamming operation was uncovered, containing data on 80M people.


  • Users of Electrum Bitcoin wallets have been hit by a DDoS botnet.
    • The network is growing in size and has passed 100,000 infected computers. The attackers initially just tried to steal funds, but have upped their game with the creation of this botnet. Total stolen so far is more than $4M. It has two malware components, RIG exploit kit and Smoke Loader. Electrum DDoS botnet reaches 152,000 infected hosts

  • Here are the top ten data leaks of the past decade.

  • Researchers have found an online database containing particulars on 80M American households without any password protection.
    • It was taken offline abruptly. The data has personal details including occupants’ incomes and email addresses but not SSNs or payment card details, and a screenshot of a typical redacted record is shown here. The researchers believe it is the largest breach of such explicit information and could make it easier for ID thieves to impersonate you. It wasn’t clear who owned the data Report: Unknown Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US Households

 


 

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