Privacy Commissioner to look at Facebook compliance in Australia

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/privacy-commissioner-to-look-at-facebook-compliance-in-australia/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Australia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is ‘making inquiries’ to clarify if any personal information of Australians was involved in Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook user data.

National Lottery: 10 million players told to change passwords as attackers hit online accounts

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/national-lottery-10-million-players-told-to-change-passwords-as-attackers-hit-online-accounts/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Unauthorised access to accounts — gained through ‘credential stuffing’ attacks — was discovered during security monitoring, says parent company Camelot.

​How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help elect Trump

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-cambridge-analytica-used-your-facebook-data-to-help-elect-trump/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 The Russian-linked Cambridge Analytica scammed 50 million US Facebook users for their data. The right-wing, voter-profiling company then used their information to target Americans with personalized anti-Clinton … Read more

Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target voters

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-suspends-analytics-firm-that-helped-trump-campaign/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 A data analytics firm used by Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election collected data on millions of Facebook accounts to predict how people will vote … Read more

Singapore industry needs stronger codes of conduct as consumer data gains value

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/singapore-industry-needs-stronger-codes-of-conduct-as-consumer-data-gains-value/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 As businesses capture more information about customers, consumers need to be more informed about such practices and industry guidelines and codes of conduct must evolve to ensure … Read more

​Phantom Secure criminals indicted in global joint law enforcement ‘smash’

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/phantom-secure-criminals-indicted-in-global-joint-law-enforcement-smash/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 The law enforcement collective comprising Australian, US, and Canadian authorities has announced ‘smashing’ the criminal enterprise allegedly servicing the organised crime market with secure, encrypted communications.

Google Android Security report 2017: We read it so you don’t have to

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-android-security-report-2017-we-read-it-so-you-dont-have-to-and-here-are-the-takeaways/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Google wants you to know that it’s really progressing well on Android security. Here’s a look at the key lessons learned, but save the rather futile debate … Read more

Cybercriminals spotted hiding cryptocurrency mining malware in forked projects on GitHub

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybercriminals-spotted-hiding-cryptocurrency-mining-malware-in-forked-projects-on-github/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Those behind the campaign are specially tailoring the Monero crypto-jacking malware to use a limited amount of CPU power in order to evade infections being detected.