Ransomware is becoming a board-level issue for companies

Security


As has become the new normal, ransomware attacks continue: The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor And while Ukrainian police partner with US, South Korea for raid on Clop ransomware members international police collaboration goes only so far. In fact Most firms face second ransomware attack after paying off first This means that data security has become a board level issue: Ransomware: Five key questions that boards must consider

Covid 19 certainly has not helped: Unsecured servers and cloud services: How remote work has increased the attack surface that hackers can target

Also Endpoint security is a double-edge sword: protected systems can still be breached


In addition to the corporate targets, a wide range of consumer data has been exposed:


There are also some new types of risks for consumers: Pickpockets in Brazil Are Reportedly Going After Smartphones to Clean Out Victims' Bank Accounts


Finally, someone in the media industry uses malware for their own purposes: This strange malware stops you from visiting pirate websites


Privacy


Adding to the well-known problems of face recognition Facial recognition software used to verify unemployment recipients reportedly doesn’t work well It’s gotten to the point that Congress Introduces a Bill That Would Ban Facial Recognition Indefinitely

Among other serious privacy risks, Google’s health care data-sharing partnership is a problem


Reducing one massive unintended re-use of social media data, the Supreme Court gives LinkedIn another chance to block data scraping


And here some additional help: How to keep some of your Twitter data away from advertisers


Regulation


The US Congress is showing new interest in data regulations and consumer protection:


In Europe, the Adtech ‘data breach’ GDPR complaint is headed to court in EU and a

New ruling from EU data watchdogs sharpens focus on Facebook, big tech

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