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FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme

The FCC has proposed a $120 million fine for a Florida man who the commission alleges made nearly 100 million illegal robocalls in a three-month period, some of which hit a paging network used by hospitals, EMTs, and doctors, disrupting its service. The investigation into the robocall operation began last year […]

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Device Security, Hacking

WannaCry Still Causing Trouble a Month On

More than a month after the WannaCry ransomware began making its way through networks around the world, the worm still is causing serious trouble in some places. Honda this week had to shut down an auto assembly plant temporarily due to a WannaCry infection, and the ransomware also has hit […]

Microsoft Makes Edge Bug Bounty Permanent
Hacking

Microsoft Makes Edge Bug Bounty Permanent

Microsoft is making the bug bounty for its Edge browser a permanent program, a significant change to the way the company incentivizes researchers to find vulnerabilities in the application. It’s been a little less than a year since Microsoft launched the bounty as a temporary offering with the Windows 10 […]

EU Parliament Seeks Ban on Crypto Backdoors
Privacy

EU Parliament Seeks Ban on Crypto Backdoors

The European Parliament is considering a draft proposal that would effectively prohibit the introduction of backdoors in encryption systems and other kinds of interference with confidential information. The proposal, introduced before the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, comes at a time when legislators in a number […]

California Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Broadband Privacy Rule
Privacy

California Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Broadband Privacy Rule

Three months after Congress voted to repeal some privacy protections that prevented ISPs from sharing customers’ browsing history and other sensitive data without consent, a California legislator has introduced a bill in the state assembly that would restore those protections. The federal legislation passed in March essentially rolled back a […]

Europol Hits Group Allegedly Selling Security Evasion Tools
Hacking

Europol Hits Group Allegedly Selling Security Evasion Tools

Europol has arrested six people as part of a wide-scale operation to crack down on cybercriminals who sell tools such as crypters and anti-AV that help attackers evade security defenses. The operation involved authorities in several countries and over the course of several days earlier this month, Europol officials made […]

Email Compromise Campaign Hits Hundreds of Companies
Hacking, Social Engineering

Email Compromise Campaign Hits Hundreds of Companies

A large-scale, long-term business email compromise campaign has been targeting large industrial companies, including those in the energy, metals, and power sectors. The campaign has been running for several years and has included a variety of tactics, namely compromises of corporate email systems, network exploitation, social engineering, and highly targeted […]