White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw
The meeting will combine tech leaders with feds.
Feds' spending on facial recognition tech expands, despite privacy concerns
CyberScoop identified more than 20 contracts since a government watchdog warned agencies about unmitigated use of the technology.
French privacy regulator slaps Facebook, Google with fines totaling nearly $240M
The CNIL hit the tech giants over their policy on cookies.
Portuguese media empire struck in the latest cyberattack on news outlets
The Impresa Group joins the Jerusalem Post and the largest news organization in Norway among the recent victims.
Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users
In one case, Meta removed 300 accounts linked to Israeli-based Black Cube that operated as fictitious personas to set up calls with targets.
Telehealth app Doxy.me is plugging a leak that exposed patient data to Facebook, Google
“Frankly, this human error got by us," a company representative said.
Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims
Facebook removed 524 inauthentic Facebook accounts, 20 pages, four Groups and 86 Instagram accounts boosting the claims.
Apple sues NSO Group, spyware vendor known for helping governments hack critics
The suit creates even more problems for the notorious spyware firm facing global scrutiny for its practices and clientele.
Two alleged Iranian hackers charged in sprawling effort to interfere in 2020 US election
The unsealed indictment provides details about Iranian attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election.
Hundreds of Twitter accounts aimed to suppress vote weeks before Honduran presidential election
The operation targeting opposition candidates is the latest example of attempted social media manipulation in the region.