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Security News May 30th, 2019

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  • From BBC – “Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union’s new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.”
  • Via ZDNet: “Organisations in Singapore are now expected to take no more than 30 days to complete an investigation into a suspected data security breach and notify the authorities of the incident 72 hours after completing their assessment.”
  • From Ars Technica – “A website that bills itself as providing a safer way to store Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been using a coding sleight of hand to generate private keys that are suspiciously trivial for the operators to guess, leaving all funds stored in the wallets open to theft, researchers with a different service said on Friday.”
  • Via CircleID: UK Announces $28M Fund for Army Cyber Operations Centers – “The cyber centers will provide the Army with 24/7 information and analysis, dispel misinformation and give the UK Armed Forces and our allies the upper hand on emerging digital threats.”
  • From Krebs on Security: “The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity.”
  • Via The Hill: Momentum grows to create ‘Do Not Track’ registry – “On Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) unveiled a “Do Not Track” bill with tough penalties for companies who break its protections, reviving a debate over whether users should be allowed to opt out of the tracking and data collection that comprise the core of many top tech companies’ business models. “
  • Via CircleID: DDoS Storm Is Coming, Warn Researchers Noting an 84% Surge in the First Quarter of 2019 “The number of DDoS attacks during the first three months of 2019 increased by 84%, compared with the previous quarter.”
  • Via Wired: POLITICAL PARTIES STILL HAVE CYBERSECURITY HYGIENE PROBLEMS – “A new report reveals a range of obvious and ongoing security flaws that could leave political parties vulnerable to attack.”
  • Via IAPP: E-scooters becoming forum for mobility data privacy decisions and legislation – “City governments, e-scooter providers and third-party data management firms are negotiating agreements and rules that could set precedents for future mobility-related data practices in the future for data-centric and autonomous cars and freight vehicles, delivery drones and more.”

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