Individual privacy cannot be held hostage to measures around cyber security: RS Prasad

The minister said that in between efforts to strengthen cyber laws, due regard needs to be given to an individual’s right to privacy. “Any surveillance of money launderers or terrorists is done, and should be done, after proper homework, feedback of security agencies and intelligence agencies, and when there is a tangible evidence of wrong-doing.https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/digital-security/individual-privacy-cannot-be-held-hostage-to-measures-around-cyber-security-rs-prasad/61747449?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=ETRSS

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To Disclose or Not To Disclose: The FTC’s Dueling Concurrences over Deceptive Omissions in Lenovo

On September 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it and 32 state attorneys general had settled charges with Lenovo, Inc., regarding the company’s practice of pre-loading advertising software on its laptops that compromised consumers’ cybersecurity and privacy.https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/to-disclose-or-not-to-disclose-the-ftc-48454/

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AI cyber solution distills expert strategies from many sources into defense playbook | Third Certainty

The ongo­ing war­fare between small and mid­size com­pa­nies defend­ing their net­works against relent­less hack­ers just isn’t a fair fight, says John Shear­er, CEO of DarkLight. All too many SMBs are clue­less and/or lack resources ded­i­cat­ed to con­tin­u­al­ly defend­ing their net­works against deter­mined, inno­v­a­tive intruders.http://thirdcertainty.com/podcasts/ai-cyber-solution-distills-expert-strategies-from-many-sources-into-defense-playbook/

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The Uber Data Breach: What Consumers Need to Know

on Nov 21, 2017 Ride-sharing apps are one of the most successful innovations of the modern digital age. Practically everyone who has a smart phone uses them. When it was discovered today that Uber, the leader in the ride-sharing space, was hit with a massive data breach back in 2016, all of our ears perked up.https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/consumer/uber-data-breach-consumers-need-know/

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US charges Iranian over ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO hack

Mesri is accused of orchestrating a hack of HBO from May to August, then threatening to release stolen data unless the premium cable network paid a US$6 million ransom in the digital currency Bitcoin. NEW YORK: The United States on Tuesday charged an Iranian computer whiz with hacking into HBO,….http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2017/11/22/us-charges-iranian-over-game-of-thrones-hbo-hack/

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HP Inc. revenue up in 4th quarter, earnings match views

Palo Alto Networks Inc. shares rallied Tuesday after the cybersecurity company’s earnings report bucked a trend of weakness seen by its peers, prompting several analysts to hike price targets. Palo Alto Networks PANW, +4.82% shares surged 4.8% to $149.40, their highest close since the end of February.https://article.wn.com/view/2017/11/22/HP_Inc_revenue_up_in_4th_quarter_earnings_match_views_5/

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Uber concealed cyber attack that exposed data of 57 million users and 600,000 drivers

Uber concealed a massive cyberattack that affected 57 million customers and drivers around the world after paying a ransom to hackers, the company has confirmed. The ride-hailing app confirmed that in October 2016, a breach was hidden by the company, which then paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data.http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uber-concealed-cyber-attack-that-exposed-data-57-million-users-600000-drivers-1648330

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