Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

There is no evidence that the flaw was misused during the six days it was alive, said the tech giant. Google is closing down its social network Google+ for consumers sooner than planned following the discovery of a new security issue that exposed the data of 52.5 million users. Only two months ago, Google announced … More Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead

Fitness-tracking apps use dodgy in-app payments to steal money from unaware iPhone and iPad users. Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple’s Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users. The dodgy payment mechanism used by the apps is activated while victims are scanning their fingerprint seemingly for fitness-tracking purposes. There … More Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead

German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

Almost all young people recycle their passwords, often doing so across work and personal accounts. The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects, employees’ cyber-hygiene is actually getting … More Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds