InfoSec News Nuggets 01/25/2022

Russian Authorities Arrest Head of International Cybercrime Group Four individuals believed to be members of the international cyber theft ring known as the “Infraud Organization” were arrested in Russia, news agency TASS reports. Allegedly created in 2010 by Svyatoslav Bondarenko, of Ukraine, the cybercrime group was involved in the theft, sale, and dissemination of personally identifiable information (PII), credit card data, and malware, among others. In 2018, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced charges…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 01/18/2022

Meta faces billion-pound class-action case Up to 44 million UK Facebook users could share £2.3bn in damages, according to a competition expert intending to sue parent company Meta. Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen alleges Meta "abused its market dominance" to set an "unfair price" for free use of Facebook - UK users' personal data. She intends to bring the case to the Competition Appeal Tribunal. A Meta representative said users had "meaningful control" of what information…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/04/2021

Toronto subways hit by ransomware as US lawmakers slam 'burdensome' cybersecurity rules The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) -- which runs the city's public transportation system -- reported a ransomware attack this weekend that forced conductors to use radio, crippled the organization's email system and made schedule information on platforms and apps unavailable. In a statement on Friday, the TTC said it confirmed it was the victim of a ransomware attack after its IT staff "detected unusual network activity…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/29/2021

In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc. renames itself Meta Facebook Inc. is now called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the “ metaverse.” But the social network itself will still be called Facebook. Also unchanged, at least for now, are its chief executive and senior leadership, its corporate structure and the crisis that has…
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