Bloomberg: Twitter Faces New EU Query Into Data Security Flaw

Bloomberg Law: Twitter Faces New EU Query Into Data Security Flaw . “The social media giant Jan. 17 said in a blog post that a privacy setting for some Twitter for Android users may have been disabled. The new Twitter data security scandal adds to the company’s EU privacy woes. EU officials already were investigating the social media giant’s data breach response and privacy practices.”

Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile’s ATM Network: Report (Gizmodo)

Gizmodo: Employee Falls for Fake Job Interview Over Skype, Gives North Korean Hackers Access to Chile’s ATM Network: Report. “The one thing no one expects on a job interview is North Korean hackers picking up on the other line. But that’s apparently exactly what happened to a hapless employee at Redbanc, the company that handles Chile’s ATM network.”

ZDNet: Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

ZDNet: Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store. “A malicious Google Chrome extension that can recognize and steal payment card details entered in web forms is still available on the Chrome Web Store. The extension is the work of a cyber-criminal group and has been at the heart of a malware distribution effort in the past.”

TechCrunch: Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages

TechCrunch: Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages . “An unprotected server storing millions of call logs and text messages was left open for months before they were found by a security researcher. If you thought you’d heard this story before, you’re not wrong. Back in November, another telecoms company, Voxox, exposed a database containing millions of text messages — including password resets and two-factor codes. This time around, it’s a different company: Voipo, a Lake Forest, Calif. communications provider, exposed tens of gigabytes worth of customer data.”

Reuters: U.S. charges hackers, traders with stealing SEC filing

Reuters: U.S. charges hackers, traders with stealing SEC filings. “U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders with scheming to trade on market-moving corporate earnings news stolen from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission database.”

The Current: Anonymous Yet Trustworthy

The Current: Anonymous Yet Trustworthy . “Minority and dissident communities face a perplexing challenge in countries with authoritarian governments. They need to remain anonymous to avoid persecution, but also must establish a trustworthy identity in their communications. An interdisciplinary group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has designed an application to meet both of these requirements.”