Europol, Latvian, and Lithuanian police arrested 108 suspects involved in an international investment scam operation in 3 call centers located in Riga and Vilnius. Operation makes €3 million in profit per month.
Is facial recognition software secure by design? A question rarely asked is “how safe is the infrastructure that holds and processes all this data?” As long as organizations refuse to audit the security of their suppliers, facial recognition software will remain inherently unsafe, especially in the hands of the police.
Suspects affiliated with a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platform used in LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Dharma ransomware attacks were detained in Ukraine and Switzerland.
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.
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.
In general, law enforcement does not have access to E22E messages sent via secure messaging apps. However, there is a workaround: message backups sitting in cloud storage services.
Mounting controversy over law enforcement agencies’ use of new facial recognition tool developed by Clearview AI, which allegedly scraped more than 3 billion photographs of people from Internet.
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.
New report paints a picture of US law enforcement agencies that are stocked with advanced phone extraction tools and are very eager to use them, even when it is not legally appropriate.
The Hydra darknet market with an estimated annual turnover of $1.35 billion was taken down. It had about 17 million users and 19,000 registered seller accounts prior to the bust.