A bridge too GDPR?

GDPR has seismic implications for the way data is processed on the internet, protecting the rights of EU citizens to privacy and imposing huge fines on organizations who fail to comply. However, the redaction in PII data that GDPR has facilitated within Whois, the Internet’s domain ownership database, may have done exactly what the legislation was designed not to do – make the Internet a more dangerous place.

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TicketMaster Breach part of a larger credit card skimming effort

It has been reported that the breach at Ticketmaster was just “the tip of the iceberg” of a wider, massive credit card skimming operation, new research has found. At least 800 e-commerce sites are said to be affected, after they included code developed by third-party companies and later altered by hackers, according to security firm RiskIQ.

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User data exposed in Domain Factory hosting security breach

News broke over the weekend that German hosting provider Domain Factory has experienced a data breach which has exposed customer data. The company said an unknown threat actor posted claims on the Domain Factory forum which suggested they had managed to compromise the firm’s systems and access information. The company found the claims to be true and says that customer data “was accessed by an outside party without authorization” on 28 January 2018.

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Hamas Lures Israeli Soldiers to Malware Disguised in World Cup and Dating Apps

It has been reported that the Israeli military has accused Hamas cyber-operatives of attempting to lure Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers into installing malware-infected apps on their phones. The tactic isn’t new, as Hamas has done so before in January, but this time around they managed to host the malware on the official Google Play Store, giving them more authenticity. Israel-based cyber-security firm ClearSky has managed to identify the apps —two dating apps and one World Cup-related application.

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