4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks, subscriber tracking

Every 4G network is susceptible to a form of denial-of-service (DoS) attack, researchers say. We are in the early stages of a rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that will replace 4G, offering improved speeds and latency in the process. However, Read More …

Virgin Media admits breach exposed 900,000 customers’ personal information after database was left unsecured for ten months

The personal information of 900,000 Virgin Media customers was left exposed online for 10 months enabling a third-party to access the data, it has emerged. The company said the breach did not happen due to a hack but occurred because Read More …

Data Breach Occurs at Agency in Charge of Secure White House Communications

Hackers have compromised the Department of Defense (DoD) agency in charge of securing and managing communications for the White House, leaking personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and leading to concerns over the safety of the communications of top-level U.S. Read More …

Data Protection Authority Investigates Avast for Selling Users’ Browsing History

On Tuesday, the Czech data protection authority announced an investigation into antivirus company Avast, which was harvesting the browsing history of over 100 million users and then selling products based on that data to a slew of different companies including Read More …

U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

Four members of China’s military were charged on Monday with hacking into Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, and stealing trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans in 2017. The charges underscored China’s quest to Read More …

Police go-ahead for facial recognition cameras in London could break the law, government watchdog warns

The looming use of facial recognition cameras across London could fall foul of the law, the government’s own watchdog has warned. Professor Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, joined human rights groups and some MPs in criticising the announcement by the Metropolitan Police force. He pointed out that an Read More …

British, French Spies Risk EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping

British and French spy and security agencies shouldn’t be given unfettered access to phone and internet users’ data, according to an adviser to the European Union’s top court who warned that mass interception of private communications is only allowed in a Read More …