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Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over ‘Zoombombings’, privacy issues

As part of the settlement, Zoom has agreed to introduce new security measures, such as alerting users when third-party apps are used in meetings and offering training to employees on privacy and data handling.


Amazon boss ‘hacked by Saudi Crown Prince’

A report by the Guardian suggests Jeff Bezos’s phone was accessed through a malicious message from the account of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The mobile phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message from the account of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, it has been claimed.


IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More


Report: only half of UK companies have secured critical data

Only 51% of UK companies have fully secured critical data, according to a new report issued by NTT Security. This has implications for data breaches as well as GDPR and regulatory compliance and could result in heavy fines for almost half the companies in the UK. The Risk: Value 2018 Report was created by interviews and… Read More


Facebook pulls 650 accounts linked to misinformation campaign

Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that… Read More