Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
George Floyd death: Anti-racism sites hit by a wave of cyber-attacks reported by the BBC.
On May 29, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) imposed a fine of €1,000 on a non-profit organization. The decision followed a complaint filed by an individual who continued to receive promotional materials from the organization after he had objected to the processing of his contact details for direct marketing purposes and had requested that the organization erase his data from its database.
The Rhineland-Palatinate data protection authority ('LfDI Rhineland-Palatinate') issued, on 3 June 2020, a statement on an increase in data breaches due to phishing attacks. In particular, the LfDI Rhineland-Palatinate noted that eight data breaches have been reported following numerous organisations and companies being infected with a new type of malware and that such malware is spread via phishing attacks.
Dutch organisations invest heavily in compliance – but in vain. Despite the fact that companies in the Netherlands have invested heavily to comply with GDPR legislation introduced two years ago, 90% of them are still discovering fundamental weaknesses in their IT environment.
Although only halfway through, this year is already on track to see more than five billion records stolen in data breaches in a single country alone; not only exceeding 2019 totals but accounting for one record per person for more than 60% of the global population.
Fraudulent iOS VPN Apps Attempt To Scam Users. Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered and reported three apps to Apple’s App Store, which overcharge users, do not provide the services they promote and appear to be “fleeceware”. The apps are available on the Apple App Store as Beetle VPN, Buckler VPN, and Hat VPN Pro, and according to data from Sensor Tower, a mobile apps marketing intelligence and insights company, the apps have been downloaded over 420K, 271K, and 96K times, respectively, between April 2019 and May 2020.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has created the UK’s first dedicated ‘cyber regiment’ to protect armed forces operations. The 13th Signal Regiment will provide the basis of the new Army Cyber Information Security Operations Centre, focusing on the protection of defence’s cyber domain, and work with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to provide secure networks for all military communications.
*These sites aren’t affiliated with GDPR Community and these aren’t an advertisement, they’re simply site’s we’ve thought the community might have an interest in reading.