Project Nightingale Trouble: Google secretly accessed millions of Americans’ health records

Google has reportedly secretly gathered millions of patient records across 21 states on behalf of a health care provider, in an effort dubbed “Project Nightingale,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Neither the provider’s doctors nor patients were made aware of the effort, according to the report. The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the …

ECOWAS Block, West Africa to scrap roaming charges from January 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says its citizens travelling within the sub-region will from January 2020 pay no roaming charges, following the implementation of the ECOWAS Roaming Initiative, reports Ghanaweb. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the international mobile roaming market to ensure affordable access to roaming services …

Firefox Mozilla removes inline scripts and eval()-like functions to prevent injection attacks

Firefox, Mozilla has blocked execution of all inline scripts and potentially dangerous eval-like functions for built-in “about: pages” that have been the gateway to sensitive preferences, settings, and statics of the browser. This is all driven to mitigate a large class of potential cross-site scripting issues in Firefox browser has 45 such internal locally-hosted about …

South Africa’s surveillance act RICA unconstitutional, inconsistent finds Court

The South Gauteng High Court has found that parts of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information (RICA) Act are unconstitutional. In April 2017, media group amaBhungane filed an application in the High Court challenging the constitutionality of the act. This, after it emerged that journalist Sam Sole’s communications were intercepted …

State of the Web Report Finds 98 Percent of U.S. Alexa 1000 Websites Are Inadequately Secured Against Magecart and Other Advanced Attacks

Tala Security, the provider of security solutions protecting enterprise websites and web applications against advanced client-side attacks like Magecart, today announced the Tala 2019 State of the Web Report. The report, which tested U.S. websites within the Alexa 1000 ranking, educates enterprises about the critical and under-recognized security threats related to their web assets and …

‘Norman’ cryptojacking malware hides and exploits the processing power of infected PCs

A newly-discovered form of cryptocurrency-mining malware is capable of remaining so well-hidden that researchers investigating it found that it had spread to almost every computer at a company that had become infected. Dubbed ‘Norman’ due to references in the backend of the malware, the cryptojacker has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Varonis. The Monero-cryptomining …

Broadcom acquires $10.7 billion stake in Symantec’s enterprise security portfolio

Broadcom is buying Symantec’s enterprise security business for $10.7 billion, the companies announced Thursday. The deal effectively splits Symantec in two, with Broadcom taking ownership of its entire enterprise security portfolio and the Symantec brand name. Symantec will retain its consumer-facing product portfolio, which includes the the LifeLock identity-protection brand and Norton antivirus software. The …