Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, California lawmakers passed a new online privacy bill guaranteeing more control over user data. Also, Typeform announced a breach involving the customer names, email addresses, Twitter credentials, and more.
Read on to learn more.
Even a simple QR scan on your smartphone or insertion of a USB stick into your laptop can open you up to unexpected threats.
Despite being around for decades, cybercriminals are still using malicious macro to deliver malware, albeit in more creative ways to make them more effective. The threat actors behind a recent case used macro in a more roundabout way, with a macro that searches for specific shortcut files in the user’s system, which it replaces with one that points to its downloaded malware.
Exploit kits may be down, but they’re not out. While they’re still using the same techniques that involve malvertisements or embedding links in spam and malicious or compromised websites, their latest activities are making them significant factors in the threat landscape again.
At any given moment, there are between 190-200 countries in the world. For now, nine countries have nuclear capabilities (although Israel will neither confirm nor deny). According to the Arms Control Association, there are about 14,500 nuclear warheads. Russia and the United States have 90 percent of the total arsenal.
Tech companies are pushing back on the new California data privacy law that forces companies to tell consumers what personal data they store, why they’re storing and with whom they’re sharing it.
Social media can be a fantastic way to engage with various communities, stay in touch with family & friends, and to expand your perspective. Unfortunately, there are down sides as well.
Some of the world’s largest technology companies might be breaking the European Union’s new data privacy law, according to an analysis of their policies conducted by artificial intelligence software.
Online survey and data collection firm Typeform announced on June 27 that an unknown attacker gained access to their server and downloaded customer data backed up on June 3.
Adidas placed a warning to its millions of online U.S. shoppers that their personal information may have been accessed during a suspected data breach.
California lawmakers passed a new data privacy law that gives consumers more control over their data and insight into businesses’ data collection and sharing practices.
Researchers are publicly identifying weaknesses in the Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used that allow attackers to send nearby users to malicious websites and fingerprint the sites they visit.
Committing to social media security can mitigate some of the platform’s threats without closing off the opportunities it brings.
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