Assault on #privacy – Industry warns of surveillance state

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) released directions on April 28 that have sparked severe privacy concerns. CERT-In is the federal agency in charge of analysing cyber threats and responding to cybercrime reports. As per the guidelines, Virtual Private Network [VPN] providers must gather and preserve data on their customers for at least five […]

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FBI Releases IOCs Associated with BlackCat/ALPHV Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a Flash report detailing indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with attacks involving BlackCat/ALPHV, a Ransomware-as-a-Service that has compromised at least 60 entities worldwide. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the IOCs and technical details in FBI Flash CU-000167-MW and apply the recommended mitigations.  FBI in its Flash Reprot warns of […]

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Google Issues Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion Chrome Users—Attacks Underway

⚠️ Attention Google Chrome Users Google Issues Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion Chrome Users—Attacks Underway Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity zero-day vulnerability. The emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 of Chrome is highly unusual in that it addresses […]

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The United States and European Commission Announce Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The United States and the European Commission have committed to a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union when it struck down in 2020 the Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.   The Background […]

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Utah is the latest US State to Pass a Data Privacy Law

Utah has enacted new privacy legislation that gives residents greater personal data rights and safeguards. The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) will go into effect on December 31, 2023, less than two years from now. The rules will apply to companies with a $25 million annual revenue or more that do business in Utah, create […]

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Cyberattacks on Ukraine in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war

Russian attacks on Ukraine will have serious consequences for the world unless there is a miracle and life and freedom is saved. However, in the present situation the only certainty is that after close to 80 years, it is a full blown ‘War’ in Europe. And, with no surprises it is not a conventional but […]

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EU’s Vestager Says Analysing Metaverse Ahead of Possible Regulatory Action

European Union is analyzing Metaverse as the authorities need to better understand the futuristic digital world known as the ‘metaverse’ before they can decide how to regulate it, the bloc’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. The metaverse involves a network of virtual environments accessed via different devices where users can work, socialize, and play. Broadly […]

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Jury trial against Google in Arizona, other states also file lawsuits for privacy violations

Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich ‘s office launched a probe into Google’s practices in 2018 after an Associated Press investigation “found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.” In 2020, after a 2 years investigation […]

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