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AUSTRIA: Draft GDPR Implementation Act

May 19, 2017 Stefan Panic 0

On 12 May 2017 a Draft GDPR Implementation Act (“Draft“) has been submitted to the Austrian Parliament and is now to be reviewed, assessed and commented by various public bodies, organisations and groups. With the GDPR Implementation Act the present Data Protection Act 2000 (Datenschutzgesetz 2000) will be repealed and a new Data Protection Act …

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More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

May 19, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA’s elite hacking team Equation Group – several hacking groups and individual hackers have started using them in their own way.

The April’s data dump was believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the date, as it publicly leaked lots of Windows

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WikiLeaks Reveals ‘Athena’ CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows

May 19, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, detailing a spyware framework – which “provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers” – allegedly being used by the CIA that works against every version of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Dubbed Athena/Hera, the spyware has been designed to take full control over the

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WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom

May 19, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals.

Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a way to retrieve the secret encryption keys used by the WannaCry ransomware for free, which works on

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New privacy code for public servants after Centrelink ‘robo-debt’ debacle

May 18, 2017 Gareth Hutchens 0

Privacy commissioner tells Senate inquiry of plan after minister Alan Tudge sent details of welfare claimant to journalist

A new privacy code will be developed for Australia’s public service in the wake of Centrelink’s “robo-debt” debacle, it was announced on Thursday.

An investigation is also being restarted to figure out how the minister for human services, Alan Tudge, was able to send internal departmental briefings to a journalist about a welfare recipient’s personal circumstances.

Related: Centrelink debt furore: police won’t investigate release of welfare recipient’s data

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Latest Joomla 3.7.1 Release Patches Critical SQL Injection Attack

May 17, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

If your website is based on the popular Joomla content management system, make sure you have updated your platform to the latest version released today.

Joomla, the world’s second popular open source Content Management System, has reportedly patched a critical vulnerability in its software’s core component.

Website administrators are strongly advised to immediately install latest Joomla

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DocuSign Data Breach Led to Targeted Email Malware Campaign

May 17, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

While we all were busy in the WannaCry ransomware menace, two separate data breaches have been reported, one in DocuSign, a major provider of electronic signature technology, and another in BELL, Canada’s largest telecommunications company.

In a notice on its website on Tuesday, DocuSign confirmed a breach at one of its email systems when investigating the cause of an increase in

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Bell Canada Hacked: Data of 1.9 Million Customers Stolen

May 17, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

While we all were busy in the WannaCry ransomware menace, two separate data breaches have been reported, one in DocuSign, a major provider of electronic signature technology, and another in BELL, Canada’s largest telecommunications company.

Canadian mobile phone, TV, and internet service provider Bell on Monday confirmed that the company had been hit by an unknown hacker who has managed to

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Facebook facing privacy actions across Europe as France fines firm €150k

May 16, 2017 Samuel Gibbs 0

French regulator hits firm with maximum fine, while Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Spain continue investigations

Facebook has been fined €150,000 (£129,000) by France’s data protection watchdog and is being investigated by Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain for data privacy violations around the tracking of users and non-users and the use of user data for advertising.

The data regulators clubbed together to form a so-called contact group to analyse the changes Facebook made to its privacy policy in 2014. The French watchdog CNIL hit Facebook with the maximum fine possible at the point at which it started its investigation in 2014. As of October last year CNIL can now issue fines of up to €3m.

Related: Wake up! Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are running our lives | Hannah Jane Parkinson

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Shadow Brokers, Who Leaked WannaCry SMB Exploit, Are Back With More 0-Days

May 16, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

The infamous hacking collective Shadow Brokers – the one who leaked the Windows SMB exploit in public that led to last weekend’s WannaCrypt menace – are back, this time, to cause more damage.

In typically broken English, the Shadow Brokers published a fresh statement (with full of frustration) a few hours ago, promising to release more zero-day bugs and exploits for various desktop and mobile