Domain Name Overseer Proposes Ending Price Caps on .Org, .Info Domains

ICANN has proposed new contracts for the .Org and .Info registries that would eliminate price caps on the domain names. Under the terms of the new agreements, .Org operator Public Interest Registry and .Info operator Afilias could increase prices on registrations to an unlimited amount, provided that they give advance notice. A price hike means …

617 million stolen accounts from 16 hacked websites including MyFitnessPal data found in the Dark Web

Stolen user information from 16 popular apps and services including Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal is now being sold on the dark web, according to a report from The Register. A seller on the dark web marketplace Dream Market has come forward offering login details for more than 617 million accounts for just under $20,000, to be …

ICO probe on GDPR violation claims may land Google a fine worth 4% of its $136.8 billion 2018 global turnover

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is to investigate claims that internet giant Google has violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It follows a series of complaints filed with the ICO over the company’s data collection practices. The company has faced similar complaints and investigations in jurisdictions across the European Union, many of them …

Russia’s telco regulator sues Facebook and Twitter for failure to detail how they’ll comply with data laws

Russia’s telecom regulator on Monday opened a civil case against Facebook and Twitter over their alleged failure to explain how they’ll comply with data laws. Roskomnadzor wants to know how and when the social media sites will comply with legislation requiring all servers that store Russians’ personal data to be located in the country, it …

West African Banks & financial firms hit by four different hacking campaigns in 2018

According to a report published today by US cyber-security giant Symantec. Organizations in Cameroon, Congo (DR), Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast have been hit, Symantec said today. The attacks, which haven’t yet been attributed to any hacking group, in particular, have used low-end malware strains and applications natively found on Windows systems (a …

Unsealed docs that Facebook fought to keep secret reveal how Zuckerberg targeted competitor Vine

Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues were apparently concerned enough about Vine, a video app from Twitter, that on the day it launched in January 2013, they moved to restrict its access to Facebook user data, a trove of internal Facebook emails released by the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday shows. The decision to restrict Vine’s access …

SKY Brasil exposes 32M customer data, They could have been stolen by the dark web already

Data belonging to 32 million customers of SKY Brasil has been exposed online long enough to make their theft very likely, an independent security researcher discovered. Fábio Castro found that the data cache could be reached by anyone that knew where to look on the internet. 32 million Sky Brasil customer data records were accessed …

Group of consumers challenging Apple in court for an ‘illegal monopoly’

WASHINGTON— Apple Inc.’s  exclusive market for selling iPhone apps came under fire at the Supreme Court Monday, as justices considered whether consumers should be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit alleging the company has an illegal monopoly that produces higher prices. The plaintiffs are a group of consumers challenging Apple’s requirement that all software for …

Bug on e-commerce platform Amazon leaks names and email addresses of users

Online e-commerce platform Amazon has sent out emails today to some of its customers blaming a “technical error” for a data leak that exposed the names and email addresses associated with their accounts. Wednesday’s email doesn’t say how long customers’ personal details were disclosed or precisely where on the site the disclosure took place. It’s …

We Care Initiative launched by GSMA in response to online child protection

Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government recently came together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya. The Charter is backed by the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. We Care was launched in Latin America …