InfoSec News Nuggets 02/17/2022

Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Target Cleared Defense Contractor Networks to Obtain Sensitive U.S. Defense Information and Technology From at least January 2020, through February 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have observed regular targeting of U.S. cleared defense contractors (CDCs) by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors. The actors have targeted both large and small CDCs and subcontractors with varying levels of cybersecurity protocols and…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/16/2020

Amazon, TikTok, Facebook, Others Ordered To Explain What They Do With User Data The Federal Trade Commission is demanding that nine social media and tech companies share details on how they harness users' data and what they do with the information. Amazon.com, TikTok owner ByteDance, Discord, Facebook, Reddit, Snap, Twitter, WhatsApp (also owned by Facebook), and YouTube were sent orders by the FTC on Monday to provide the commission with details on their data collection and advertising…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/13/2019

1 - ‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns Russia is one of the hostile foreign states that has targeted Canada in recent “cyber influence” campaigns, according to secret intelligence records obtained exclusively by Global News. The records from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) — labelled “Secret: Canadian Eyes Only” — say that due to their policies in eastern Europe, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Minister of National…
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