Data Security

The latest on data breaches and cybersecurity and data security by Adam K Levin.

Credit union phishing attempt
A phishing campaign targeting credit unions and other financial institutions recently found its way into the email inboxes of anti-money laundering officers. Credit unions and banks are both required by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to report potential money laundering operations and to dedicate at least two staff members to ensure compliance. The phishing emails seemed to specifically target the...
Fitbit Global Spying
In this episode of “Stupid Things Organizations Do with Connected Devices,” we take a look at the U.S. Defense Department, which gave 2,500 Fitbit personal trackers to military personnel in 2013 to fight obesity. Fast-forward to 2018, and The Global Heat Map published by Strava Labs. According to the Washington Post report, the project “uses satellite information to map the...
Keeping up with news alerts about cybersecurity flaws in consumer electronics is a lot like picking up spilled jelly beans one at a time with a plumber’s wrench. Even if you figure out how to do it and have endless patience, a few will skitter out of sight. Assume for the moment that, unlike most people, you think a lot...