Cybersafety Sentinel October 2022 Week 2

Claudiu Popa on LinkedIn: According to the arresting statistics published today by the CAFC…

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Biden signs executive order on EU-US data privacy agreement

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday that would limit the ability of American national security agencies to access people’s personal information as part of a transatlantic data-sharing agreement with the European Union. Biden’s executive order will require U.S. intelligence agencies only collect data for specific, defined national security purposes, and in a necessary and proportionate manner. U.S. intelligence agencies are required to update their policies and procedures to align with the order’s guidelines. Read More

Dutch scandal serves as a warning for Europe over risks of using algorithms

The Dutch tax authorities now face a new €3.7 million fine from the country’s privacy regulator. Leijten argues that the AI Act should also apply to those using high-risk AI systems in both the private and public sectors. This article has been updated with the results of the Dutch tax authorities’ investigation released in April. Read More

Researchers Warn of New Phishing-as-a-Service Being Used by Cyber Criminals

Cyber criminals are using a previously undocumented phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) toolkit called Caffeine to effectively scale up their attacks and distribute nefarious payloads. Making it further stand apart from the rest, the PhaaS toolkit is noteworthy for offering phishing email templates for use against Chinese and Russian targets. “It is also important to keep in mind that defensive measures against PhaaS attacks can be a game of cat and mouse,” Mandiant said. Read More

Calgary lacks cybersecurity experts to protect against ‘nefarious criminals’ as attacks climb

Cybercrime is up in Calgary, leaving many business owners searching for someone to help them protect themselves against attacks. Mandy D’Autremont, senior director of marketing partnerships at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, says business owners are more worried than ever about cyber attacks. “We see a number of increases in the types and the magnitude of cybersecurity attacks these days. Read More

Data leak exposes Mexico military corruption, including collusion with drug cartels

Data leak exposes Mexico military corruption, including collusion with drug cartelsMexico is trying to come to terms with a massive data leak that uncovered some of the country’s closest kept secrets — from the health of the president to the corruption among Mexico’s military. NPR has obtained the documents, which includes everything from the health of the president to corruption among Mexico’s military. We’ve learned that despite being tasked with fighting the drug war, some of its soldiers sold weapons to the cartels. Read More

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