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April 22, 2019
EU biometric database

The European Union’s parliament voted to create a biometric database of over 350 million people.

The Common Identity Repository, or CIR, will consolidate the data from the EU’s border, migration, and law enforcement agencies into one system to be quickly accessible and searchable by any or all of them. Information...

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April 19, 2019
email harvesting

Facebook announced that it “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million of its users without their consent.

The social media company automatically uploaded the information from users who had registered with the site after 2016 and provided their email addresses and passwords. Upon submitting a form to “confirm” their...

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April 17, 2019
Disney / Fox

On March 20, The Walt Disney Company completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition added huge properties like The Simpsons and National Geographic as well as film blockbuster franchises to Disney's star-studded stable that includes Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Pixar, the Muppets, and a decades-long catalog of major...

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April 15, 2019

A security analysis of 30 major banking and financial apps has shown major security holes and a lax approach to protecting user data.

The analysis was conducted by the Aite Group, which looked at mobile apps in eight categories: retail banking, credit cards, mobile payment, healthcare savings, retail finance, health insurance, auto...

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April 11, 2019
malware infected medical equipment

Israeli cybersecurity researchers have created malware capable of showing fake cancerous growths on CT and MRI scans.

The malware, called CT-GAN, served as a proof of concept to show the potential for hacking medical devices with fake medical news that was convincing enough to fool medical technicians. In a video demonstrating the...

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April 10, 2019

CyberScout will be featured in the following speaking engagements in May 2019:

Dom Paci, Director of Global BreachIAPP Global Privacy SummitMay 2, 3:40-4:00 p.m. ETWashington DCOn the Little Big StageWaking the Dragon:...

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