InfoSec News Nuggets 04/20/2021

1 - “Huge upsurge” in DDoS attacks during pandemic Researchers at Netscout have released a report analyzing the malicious internet traffic of 2020 and comparing it to the years before. Some of the results were as expected: Brute-forcing credentials and more targeting towards internet-connected devices were foreseeable and have been discussed at length. And even a record-breaking year in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks might have been expected as it follows the upward trend over the years.…
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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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