Security news for June 3, 2022: Coffee giant violates privacy laws & hackers scam city of Portland
Here is your round-up of the most exciting cybersecurity headlines for the week of June 3, 2022:
FBI San Francisco is announcing an awareness campaign to warn the private industry of increased malicious cyber intrusions into organizations of all sizes.
Canadian Staple, Tim Hortons is in hot water after People who downloaded the Tim Hortons app had their movements tracked and recorded every few minutes of every day, even when their app was not open, violating Canadian privacy laws.
The agency has identified four topics—including considerations for cloud and online applications—it wants to hear more about from stakeholders.
Eleven significant tech-aligned industry associations from around the world have reportedly written to India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (to call for revision of the nation’s new infosec reporting and data retention rules, which they criticize as inconsistent, onerous, and unlikely to improve security within India, and possibly harmful to the nation’s economy.
GhostTouch, as it’s called, “uses electromagnetic interference (EMI) to inject fake touch points into a touchscreen without the need to touch it physically,” a group of academics from Zhejiang University and Technical University of Darmstadt said in a new research paper.
Portland, Ore., is investigating a cybersecurity breach that resulted in a $1.4 million fraudulent transaction with city funds in April — one discovered after the same compromised account tried the following month again, the city said in a press release late last week.
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