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WhatsApp Is Suing India to Halt New Internet Rules

WhatsApp Is Suing India to Halt New Internet Rules

Messaging service WhatsApp is suing the Indian government to halt new rules that would require the platform to make all messages traceable and viewable to government officials. One of WhatsApp’s main appeals is its end-to-end encryption privacy, making it...

$19,999,999 Ransomware Brings Ireland Health System to a Standstill

$19,999,999 Ransomware Brings Ireland Health System to a Standstill

Last week cybercriminals in Russia attacked the Ireland Health System’s information technology system, holding patient and employee data for a steep $19,999,999 ransom. The AP reports that the group, Wizard Spider, has taken down over 2,000 patient-facing systems...

Ransomware Attack Halts Gas Transportation on the East Coast

Ransomware Attack Halts Gas Transportation on the East Coast

On Friday, Colonial Pipeline shut down a vital pipe that transfers oil across the East Coast in response to a ransomware attack that occurred last week. The attackers did not hijack the pipeline, but Colonial closed it because the confiscated data may have revealed...

Peloton API Leaks Private User Data

Peloton API Leaks Private User Data

A security researcher has revealed that a Peloton API failure allowed anyone to access the data of any Peloton user from across the world, even if the profile was set to private. Users who could navigate the API weakness could see an account's age, gender, location,...

What the iOS 14.5 Update Means for Facebook and Privacy

What the iOS 14.5 Update Means for Facebook and Privacy

Apple users, rejoice. iOS 14.5 is here.Along with new emojis and face mask recognition, the update has added app tracking transparency, allowing users to ask apps to stop tracking their usage across their devices. Users should note that you can only ask...

Geico Data Breach Allows Hackers to Steal Driver’s License Numbers

Geico Data Breach Allows Hackers to Steal Driver’s License Numbers

15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more, but it could also mean your driver’s license number was stolen from a hacker this year. You win some, and you lose some. Geico informed California’s attorney general this week that a data breach took place between January...

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