InfoSec News Nuggets 05/10/2022

All internet service providers in US must block 3 pirate streaming sites, federal judge rules A federal judge in New York City has ordered every internet service provider in the United States to block three pirate streaming services that are rebroadcasting copyrighted Israeli shows in this country. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Southern District of New York issued default judgments and permanent injunctions last week against streaming services Israel.tv, Israeli-tv.com and Sdarot.tv, report Ars…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 04/20/2022

Court reaffirms that data scraping isn't hacking in LinkedIn appeal The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reaffirmed a 2019 ruling that LinkedIn could not ban competitor hiQ Labs from scraping publicly available data on its platform by citing federal hacking laws. The case dates back to a 2019 lawsuit by HiQ Labs to block a cease-and-desist letter from LinkedIn aimed at halting the company from scraping public data from the social networking site. The…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/29/2022

Hundreds more packages found in malicious npm 'factory' Researchers continue to investigate a wave of malicious npm packages, with the published tally now reaching over 700. Last week, JFrog researchers disclosed the scheme in which an unknown threat actor had published at least 200 malicious Node Package Manager (npm) packages. The team said that the repositories were first detected on March 21 and grew rapidly, with each npm package deliberately named to mimic legitimate software. An automated script targeted…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/18/2020

DarkSide ransomware is creating a secure data leak service in Iran The DarkSide Ransomware operation claims they are creating a distributed storage system in Iran to store and leak data stolen from victims. To show they mean business, the ransomware gang has deposited $320 thousand on a hacker forum. DarkSide is run as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) where developers are in charge of programming the ransomware software and payment site, and affiliates are recruited to hack…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 7/6/2020

macOS Privacy Protections Bypass Disclosed After Apple Fails to Release Fix Details on a macOS privacy protections bypass method were published this week, more than six months after Apple was informed of the issue, but failed to deliver a fix. Dubbed TCC (Transparency, Consent, and Control), the privacy protections system was introduced in macOS Mojave to ensure that certain files on the system are kept out of reach of unauthorized applications. Software engineer and app…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/18/2019

1 - California adds biometric specs to data breach law California is changing its Information Practices Act of 1977 to expand the definition of personal information with additional identifiers, including biometric data of those affected. The amendment comes with new instructions on how to notify affected parties by a breach. The legislation is old and uses a definition too broad to describe personal information in all the shapes and forms found today. As such, amendment…
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