TorrentFreak: Google Removes Official Kodi Download Page After “Bogus” Copyright Complaint (Updated). “Google has removed the official Kodi download page from its search results, following a complaint from a copyright holder. The team behind the perfectly legal open-source software is disappointed that they’re being inaccurately lumped together with pirate services. The same takedown notice also targeted the VLC media player, but those requests were rejected.” Google did restore the page. Eventually.
CNET: Marriott discloses new data breach impacting 5.2 million guests. “Marriott International on Tuesday said names, mailing addresses, loyalty account numbers and other personal information of an estimated 5.2 million guests may have been exposed in a data breach.”
BetaNews: Click-fraud malware found lurking in more than 50 Play Store apps. “Researchers at Check Point have identified an auto-clicker malware family operating inside the Google’s Play Store. Disguised in over 56 applications and downloaded over 1,000,000 times globally, the malware — dubbed ‘Tekya’ — commits mobile ad fraud by imitating the actions of a user, clicking ads and banners from ad agencies like Google’s AdMob, AppLovin’, Facebook, and Unity.”
FBI: FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic. “As large numbers of people turn to video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to stay connected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports of VTC hijacking (also called ‘Zoom-bombing’) are emerging nationwide. The FBI has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language.”
Times of India: Database of people under isolation hacked. “In what could be termed as a serious breach of privacy, database of Covid-19 patients and quarantined persons in Pathanamthitta district has been hacked from the district administration’s computers.”
The Register: Instagram, YouTube ‘iron man’ marketer first to be nabbed by Feds cracking down on fake coronavirus web cures. “A social-media marketer is understood to be the first person to be hit with a federal fraud charge in the US for allegedly trying to trick people into investing in a bogus COVID-19 cure.”
CNET: FBI issues warning about COVID-19 stimulus-package scams. “Hackers and scammers online have ramped up attacks to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, and that could mean targeting the US’ COVID-19 relief effort next, the FBI has warned.”