[ad_1] The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19. As resources are diverted to fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Europe’s enthusiasm for protecting consumer rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
[ad_1] It’s no longer true that society must choose to either weaken everybody’s privacy or let criminals run rampant. As a staunch privacy advocate, I am excited that law enforcement now has access to tools to decrypt locked smartphones! But, wait! Isn’t that the opposite of privacy? Well, no, if you consider the bigger picture.
[ad_1] Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others. A data breach of systems operated by chapters of an FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization has exposed personal information of thousands of law enforcement personnel and affiliated individuals. According to the Associated Press,
[ad_1] Twelve members of 20-person group extradited to US to face charges related to theft of millions via fake ads other scams. US and international law enforcement authorities have dismantled a group operating mostly out of Romania that over the past five years allegedly stole millions of dollars from American citizens using false advertisements for goods
[ad_1] At its peak, xDedic listed over 70,000 owned servers that buyers could purchase for prices starting as low as $6 each.
US law enforcement authorities in collaboration with their counterparts in Belgium, Ukraine, and the Europol have taken down xDedic, a Russian language website notorious for selling stolen identity data and access to