Data dump containing 269 GB of police files from hundreds of U.S. law enforcement agencies and the FBI is found to be tied to a breach at a shared third-party vendor.
After its infrastructure went offline in October, there was widespread speculation that the REvil ransomware group was done for good. The likelihood of that increased with last week's apprehension of affiliates along with the seizure of $6.1 million.
The ongoing battle royal between Apple and the FBI, which is trying to force the Cupertino based company to disable the built-in protections of an iPhone formerly owned by a terrorist has long term implications for privacy across the globe. Whether Apple wins or loses privacy advocates are watching the events extremely carefully. Data Privacy Asia reached out to some experts across Asia for their opinion on the ongoing legal battle.
Privacy concerns are mounting over Amazon Ring’s partnerships with U.S. law enforcement which allows the police to share surveillance videos with anyone they want.
LabMD may have won an appeals case against the FTC, arguing that regulations regarding their cyber security practices were too vague to allow for prosecution, but every organization needs to be warned that the FTC could be coming for you next.
US law enforcement agencies make up the majority of the information requests and nearly all of the ‘three letter’ players are getting in on the action, from the FBI to the IRS.
A data breach on DEA's Law enforcement system reportedly granted administrators of doxxing and swatting website Doxbin and linked to Lapsus$ hacking group access to at least 16 databases.
ODIN Intelligence, a law enforcement technology vendor, has experienced a chain of security incidents as of late including a defaced website (and possibly much worse). Company had already been a magnet for controversy over some of its more privacy-invasive products.
Digital investigations take an important role in criminal justice today but law enforcement agencies face many challenges to drive operational efficiencies and standards in handling digital data.