The following are some of the cybersecurity related topics we wanted to bring to your attention:
Russian company had access to Facebook user data through apps
Facebook’s woes continue! Facebook apps from Mail.Ru are being reviewed as part of Facebook’s probe into user data misuse. Even after the huge public outcry for letting Chinese phone companies access sensitive user information, Facebook reportedly gave a six month extension to two apps to collect data. One of the Apps was Mail.Ru. Read more about Facebook’s latest Mail.Ru problems on CNN.
Macy’s data breach exposes customers’ credit card info
Another day another data breach. This time is the online retailer, Macy’s servers were breached by unknown hackers. The hacking attack occurred over roughly six weeks between the end of April and the beginning of June before being shut down, affected consumers registered on Macys.com or Bloomingdales.com. Logins and passwords were taken from sites unrelated to the retailers and then used to access data on both sites. Read more about the Macy’s data breach on CBS News.
Former Apple Employee Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Autonomous Car Project
It seems that an Apple insider was passing out trade secrets of the upcoming autonomous car to a Chinese startup. FBI today filed a charge sheet against former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang for alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple’s autonomous car efforts. Zhang was hired at Apple in December of 2015 to work on Project Titan, developing software and hardware for use in autonomous vehicles. Zhang specifically worked on Apple’s Compute Team, designing and testing circuit boards to analyze sensor data. Source: Mac Rumours.
YouTube’s Incognito mode for private watching is widely rolling out on Android
Who could have thought about this but Google? From now on you can view YouTube videos in an incognito mode without the fear of being snooped if you own an Android smartphone. Google rolled out the new YouTube incognito mode, which hides search and viewing history for Android smartphones. Read more about YouTube’s Incognito Mode on 9to5 Google.
Timehop admits that additional personal data was compromised in breach
Timehop now stated that unknown hackers may have access to additional personal identifiable information such as date of birth and gender. The company first acknowledged the breach on Sunday, saying that users’ names, email addresses, and phone numbers had been compromised. Today it said it that additional information, including date of birth and gender, was also taken. Source: Tech Crunch.