Cybersafety Sentinel May 2022 Week 2

Claudiu’s Top Post

If anyone was still laboring under the illusion that #VPN companies run by faceless entrepreneurs offer any degree of #anonymity, this #privacy #breach should dispel the notion and thankfully shatter some of the unearned #trust that most of these predatory #data aggregation firms have been enjoying.
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Apple AirDrop Abuse

Google is now letting people to remove their personal contact information — phone As an AndoluJet flight was readying to fly to Istanbul, photos of airline crashes inexplicably popped up on some passengers’ iPhones via the AirDrop file-sharing feature.
Since its introduction in 2011, AirDrop has allowed iPhone users send photos, videos, and more using a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Passengers onboard said police armed with submachine guns surrounded the plane and eventually determined that the threat was not real.
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Cybersecurity Advisory Issued

The advisory provides several actions that organizations can take to reduce their risk of becoming a victim to malicious cyber activity. “ As organizations strengthen their own cyber security, their exposure to cyber threats in their supply chain increasingly becomes their weakest point. Organizations need to ensure they are implementing effective controls to mitigate the risk of cyber security vulnerabilities being introduced to their systems via technology suppliers such as managed service providers.
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Pot Shop Data Breach

The Ontario Cannabis Store says a data breach involving some of its sales information is being investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police.
An OCS letter obtained by The Canadian Press and sent to retailers on May 10 said that “confidential store sales data” was being “circulated in the industry.”
Now 1,333 pot shops across OntarioThe appropriation comes as the cannabis industry is facing increasing competition and sales pressures as the number of pot shops in Ontario has swelled to 1,333, up from 1,115 at the end of September.
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Colonial Charged for Compliance Failures

The proposed civil penalties amount to $986,400. PHMSA informed Colonial Pipeline of the alleged non-compliance items shortly after the 2020 inspections concluded.
A pipeline operator that receives a proposed civil penalty may also request and receive an informal hearing before a presiding official of the agency and prior to a proposed civil penalty being finalized.
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Employer Surveillance and Privacy

But while some studies and workplaces have shown a drop in productivity at work since the jump in remote work, others have shown a boost. However, these studies are unlikely to convince employers to give remote workers more leeway in terms of surveillance. As remote work commonly takes place in a person’s home, and often on a personal computer, the subject of workplace surveillance vs. privacy can become more complicated.
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Cops Raid Scam Call Centre

Hunt is on for the chairman, director and other officials. “We had got the lead about the company from a Youtube video. We arrested the officials and sealed it,” said a senior officer of Bidhannagar Commissionerate.
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21M VPN User Records Leaked

On May 7th, 2022, the data of 21 million users was leaked, exposing the personal details and login credentials of the users.
This would allow the authorities to potentially arrest dissidents and VPN users.
Recommendations for ProtectionExperts recommend VPN users change the password with a random combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols for utmost security.
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Customer at Fault for PIN Choice

An Ontario woman is warning people about what they choose as their credit card PIN after she said RBC refused to refund nearly $9,000 in fraudulent charges.
“I got a voice message from RBC telling me that there was unusual activity on my credit card,” Ego-Aguirre told CTV News Toronto.
According to Ego-Aguirre, RBC will only refund her $470 in charges that were processed using tap.
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