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Ukraine at D+67: Russia trims expectations and Ukraine carries the war into Russia. (The CyberWire) Russia continues its firepower-intensive campaign as Ukraine arms itself with more NATO weapons. Experts speculate about the current state of the cyber phases of the hybrid war.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events on day 68 (Al Jazeers) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 68th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Russia strikes U.S. weapons at airfield near Odesa, defence ministry says (Reuters) Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday it had struck at weapons supplied to Ukraine by the United States and European countries and destroyed a runway at a military airfield near the Ukrainian city of Odesa.

Russian forces regroup for eastern campaign – as it happened (the Guardian) Russia’s foreign ministry says nuclear war ‘should never be unleashed’, as its forces regroup for battle for eastern Ukraine

Vladimir Putin ‘poised to declare all-out war on Ukraine’ (The Telegraph) Army chiefs want the president to drop the term ‘special operation’ and declare war which would enable mass mobilisation of Russians

Ukraine inflicts ‘colossal losses’ on Russian forces stuck in the mud (The Telegraph) The Pentagon says that rainy spring weather has slowed down Moscow’s progress since the invasion began

Europe’s special operators are watching Ukraine closely for lessons learned (Breaking Defense) Ukraine’s special operations forces have been conducting efforts against Russia since day one, and among the close-knit SOF community there are clear lessons being learned.

Russia-Ukraine latest: More than one million Ukrainians ‘evacuated’ to Russia, claims Kremlin
(The Telegraph) More than one million Ukrainians have been ‘evacuated’ to Russia since the start of the invasion, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed.

Russian TV says Mariupol almost ‘normal,’ schools to use Russian textbooks (Newsweek) “Textbooks are being delivered to the schools. Importantly, they are Russian…they do not contain lies or falsifications of history,” First Channel reported.

Ukraine hopes to evacuate more civilians from besieged Mariupol steelworks (the Guardian) Zelenskiy said about 100 civilians evacuated after weeks sheltering in the Azovstal complex would arrive in Zaporizhzhia on Monday

‘Safe-passage operation’ evacuates 100 people from besieged Mariupol steelworks (the Guardian) People sheltering in Azovstal plant, one of the last strongholds in the city, endured weeks of brutal conditions

Russia not seeking to end Ukraine war by May 9: Lavrov (Al Jazeera) Russia’s foreign minister says its Victory Day anniversary is not relevant to the pace of its war in Ukraine.

Putin preparing Russians for war with NATO (Newsweek) Recent threats made by Russian officials to NATO could be a way of preparing the Russian public for future conflicts.

The Ukraine War Could End Up Revitalizing Humanitarian Law (World Politics Review) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its conduct in the war presents a serious threat to the humanitarian principles and restraints that are the bedrock of the modern international system. And yet, it is possible for the international system to come out of this crisis not only intact, but stronger than it was before.

China’s Ukraine Conundrum (Foreign Affairs) Why the war necessitates a balancing act.

Finland and Sweden intensify talks on joint NATO application (Defense News) The two countries are expected to announce a decision about joining the alliance in mid-May.

Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, says Iltalehti newspaper (Reuters) Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported late on Sunday, citing anonymous government sources.

Should Finland join NATO? Consider these factors. (Defense News) Widespread, if not universal, support exists within NATO for Finnish membership. Unfortunately for Finland, and perhaps for the alliance, there is likely to be a significant delay.

I monitor Russian state TV for a living – here’s how Putin’s propaganda is changing (The Telegraph) As the war drags on, new narratives are emerging

‘Troll factory’ spreading Russian pro-war lies online, says UK (the Guardian) St Petersburg outfit hijacks discussions on Twitter, TikTok, world leaders’ social accounts and media websites, as well as manipulating opinion polls

Information war is at its peak in the Ukraine conflict (The Sunday Guardian Live) One problem of US’ overwhelming global information dominance is the trap of believing your own propaganda and treating it as the ground reality.   SOCIAL MEDIA AND TELEMATIC ASSAULT The present Russia-Ukraine war has seen the massive impact of social media and television in waging information war at a global

Bellingcat is Banned in Russia. Here’s How to Beat the Block (bellingcat) VPNs, mirror sites and the Tor browser — these are just some of the ways you can continue to read us in Russia.

What is EUCOM’s Ukraine Control Center? (Air Force Magazine) The U.S. European Command stood up EUCOM Control Center Ukraine at Ramstein Air Base to rapidly deliver weapons to Ukraine.

Ukraine Is Now America’s War, Too (The New Yorker) The U.S. is leading a new coalition of “nations of good will” as the goal expands from supporting Ukraine to weakening Russia and outlasting Putin.

Perspectives on the Russian Invasion (SIGNAL Magazine) U.S. officials from Congress, and the cyber and intelligence communities glean understanding and apply key knowledge to U.S. actions and defenses.

Army Futures Command learning from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Defense News) At the GEOINT Symposium in Denver, Army officials say the conflict in Ukraine validates their approach to modernization and training.

Ukraine War Puts Spy Satellites for Hire in the Spotlight (Wall Street Journal) From Russian tanks to mass burial sites, commercial imaging spacecraft are shedding light on the Kremlin’s war on its neighbor.

Russia-Ukraine latest news: Fire rages at Russian defence facility in suspected Ukrainian attack (The Telegraph) One person has been injured in a fire on a Russian defence ministry facility in the southern Belgorod region bordering Ukraine.

Ukraine attacks inside Russia may lead to dangerous escalation of war (Newsweek) Reported attacks by Ukraine in Russia could be used by Moscow to portray Ukraine as the aggressor and strengthen the case for mass mobilization.

Ukraine has path to victory, but prospect of defeat risks dangerous escalation from Russia (The Telegraph) As Russia raises the spectre of nuclear war, Kyiv faces the difficult challenge of how to reclaim territory Moscow considers its own

How Western-supplied artillery can help Ukraine prevail in the Donbas (The Telegraph) Alongside US-supplied ‘heavy’ weapons, there is hope that British-sent counter-battery radar will ‘completely erode’ Russian advantage

Russia’s loss of generals shows “amazing incompetence”: Stavridis (Newsweek) “It’s been a bad performance by the Russians thus far,” said former NATO commander James Stavridis on Sunday.

How the barbaric lessons learned in Syria came to haunt one small Ukrainian village (the Guardian) West of Kyiv, a Russian unit led by Syria veterans set up camp and began a drunken, murderous campaign

Russia’s Victory Parade to take a hit after dramatic military losses in Ukraine (The Telegraph) Parade celebrating Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in Second World War will now feature fewer soldiers and tanks

Transnistria forces in Moldova preparing “appeal” to Putin, says Ukraine (Newsweek) Recent attacks in Transnistria have sparked concerns among Western officials that the breakaway region or Moldova could be pulled into the war against Ukraine.

‘I don’t feel safe here’: Transnistria fears could spark Moldova exodus (the Guardian) Explosions in separatist-controlled region have heightened worries that country could be drawn into the Ukraine war

Ukraine’s defense applies lessons from a 15-year-old cyberattack on Estonia (NPR) In 2007, Russia launched the first nation-on-nation cyberattack against Estonia. Now, the lessons learned from “Web War I” are being used in the cyberdefense of Ukraine.

Feared Russian cyberattacks against US have yet to materialize (C4ISRNet) “The threat environment isn’t getting any less dynamic, less complex, less dangerous,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. And the “threat actors are not getting any less sophisticated.”

Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all. (Washington Post) Experts anticipated a Moscow-led cyber-assault; instead, unprecedented attacks by hacktivists and criminals have wreaked havoc in Russia

A YouTuber is promoting DDoS attacks on Russia — how legal is this? (BleepingComputer) A YouTube influencer with hundreds of thousands of subscribers is encouraging everyone to conduct cyber warfare against Russia. How risky is it and can you get in trouble?

Ukraine’s Digital Fight Goes Global (Foreign Affairs) The risks of a self-directed, volunteer army of hackers.

As battle for Ukraine enters a new phase, so does lethal US aid (Breaking Defense) “This has been such a plastic conflict. … I think there’s a lot of indications that the Ukrainians are doing a tremendous job,” said Mara Karlin, the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities. Given that, “you can plan more and more for things that would need greater training.”

Infographic: The weapons and equipment the US has given Ukraine so far (Breaking Defense) Ukraine says the material assistance from the US and other partners has helped tremendously as it fends off Russian invaders, but the fight is far from over.

FAST THINKING: The US arms Ukraine for the long haul. Is it enough? (Atlantic Council) Taken together, the $33 billion funding appeal and so-called Lend-Lease program will send a clear message to Russia.

Lloyd Austin says Ukraine’s resistance will “go down in military history” (Newsweek) U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin praised the Ukrainian military for doing “a magnificent job defending their sovereignty.”

Russia-Ukraine war: UN evacuation under way from Mariupol steelworks; Pelosi dismisses fears of provoking Russia – live (the Guardian) Officials reach factory to evacuated civilians, says United Nations; Nancy Pelosi says US will continue to help Ukraine after Kyiv visit

Zelensky awards Pelosi the Order of Princess Olga, a Ukrainian civil honor (Washington Post) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a Ukrainian civil honor — the Order of Princess Olga — following their meeting in Kyiv, a decoration given to women who have made outstanding contributions to the Ukrainian state.

Putin accepts invitation to attend G20 summit, setting up Biden showdown (Newsweek) Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the current G20 chair, said Putin expressed his intention to take part in the summit.

Putin has now made his fourth calamitous error (The Telegraph) This time, the Kremlin miscalculated how Europe would react to its oil and gas blackmail threats

‘I want to see Putin hanged’, says Gazprom executive who fled Russia (The Telegraph) Ukraine-born Igor Volobuyev speaks of desire to ‘repent’ and says many Russian business figures are privately furious with the Kremlin

Mass flight of tech workers turns Russian IT into another casualty of war (Washington Post`) About 10 percent of the tech workforce is projected to leave Russia before the end of May

Germany: Quitting Russian oil by late summer is ‘realistic’ (AP NEWS) Germany says it’s making progress on weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels and expects to be fully independent of Russian crude oil imports by late summer. Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck said Sunday that Europe’s largest economy has reduced the share of Russian energy imports to 12% for oil, 8% for coal and 35% for natural gas.

EU energy ministers meet to discuss Russian gas, sanctions (AP NEWS) European Union energy ministers will meet Monday to discuss Russia’s decision to cut gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland, and debate planned new sanctions over Moscow’s war on Ukraine.

A full European ban on Russian oil is coming (Quartz) After weeks of reluctance, Germany now backs a European Union plan to impose a gradual embargo on Russian oil imports.

Russia expects economy to slump 10pc (The Telegraph) Russia has admitted its economy could be decimated this year after it was hit by a wave of western sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine Latest: Lavrov Says Russia Moving Away from Dollar Usage (Bloomberg) Russia is seeking to move away from the U.S. dollar and rely less on imports while strengthening its independence in key technologies in response to sanctions over the war with Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told China’s Xinhua news agency.

World food grain shortage looms as Russia blocks a top Ukrainian export (Newsweek) Nearly four and half million tons of grain are blocked in Ukraine’s ports, a U.N. World Food Program representative said.

Radio Liberty Producer Killed in Kyiv During UN Visit (The Moscow Times) Vera Gyrych died as a result of a Russian missile hitting the house where she lived in Kyiv, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian branch said.

Europe’s pacifist elites would rather sacrifice Ukraine than admit that they were wrong (The Telegraph) Even now, defeatists on the continent are using disingenuous arguments to justify their refusal to help Kyiv

Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

How the French fiber optic cable attacks accentuate critical infrastructure vulnerabilities (CyberScoop) The apparent act of sabotage is being investigated as a criminal matter, including by the French internal intelligence service.

Russian hackers compromise embassy emails to target governments (BleepingComputer) Security analysts have uncovered a recent phishing campaign from Russian hackers known as APT29 (Cozy Bear or Nobelium) targeting diplomats and government entities.

Romanian government says websites attacked by pro-Russian group (The Record by Recorded Future) Romania’s national cybersecurity response team and intelligence arm said several websites connected to government agencies were hit with DDoS attacks on Friday.

A lookback under the TA410 umbrella: Its cyberespionage TTPs and activity (WeLiveSecurity) ESET research reveals a detailed profile of TA410, a cyberespionage umbrella group that we believe consists of three different teams using different toolsets.

REvil ransomware returns: New malware sample confirms gang is back (BleepingComputer) The notorious REvil ransomware operation has returned amidst rising tensions between Russia and the USA, with new infrastructure and a modified encryptor allowing for more targeted attacks.

New strategies for cloud-native attacks – Aqua Security (SecurityBrief Asia) New research from Aqua Security reveals attackers are using more sophisticated techniques to target cloud-native environments.

GitHub issues final report on supply-chain source code intrusions (Naked Security) Learn how to find out which apps you’ve given access rights to, and how to revoke those rights immediately in an emergency.

Many Internet-Exposed Servers Affected by Exploited Redis Vulnerability (SecurityWeek) Rapid7 security researchers have identified 2,000 internet-exposed Linux servers that appear to be impacted by a Redis vulnerability that has been exploited in attacks.

German wind farm operator confirms cybersecurity incident (The Record by Recorded Future) German wind farm operator Deutsche Windtechnik confirmed that it was hit with a cyberattack earlier this month.

Cyber attack hits website showing projected sea level rise (RNZ) A new website designed to show how New Zealand’s coastline will be affected by rising sea levels and land subsidence, has been hit by a cyber attack.

Warning: Smartphone text prediction guesses crypto hodler’s seed phrase (Cointelegraph) A Redditor issued a warning after discovering his mobile phone’s ability to predict the entire recovery seed phrase as soon as he typed down the first word.

Grindr User Data Has Been for Sale for Years (Wall Street Journal) Gay-dating app’s user locations were collected and sold via ad networks since at least 2017. Grindr says it has curtailed the data it shares.

Atlassian doubles the number of orgs affected by two week outage (BleepingComputer) Atlassian says that this month’s two-week-long cloud outage has impacted almost double the number of customers it initially estimated after learning of the incident.

How two Palm Beach County hospitals used paper to cope with a cyber attack (Palm Beach Post) Days before the Tenet hospitals’ crash, the HHS issued a warning about an ‘exceptionally aggressive … ransomware group’ called Hive.

Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates

Microsoft is adding a free built-in VPN to its Edge browser (The Verge) Users can hide their location and protect their data from ISPs.

The Rise of Cybercrime (ordr) Cybercrime is on the rise causing more damage than ever. This ebook investigates how we have come to the current situation, and provides best practices to secure against ransomware.

You’re probably way less smart about cybersecurity matters than you think (TechRadar) Most people get even the most basic questions wrong

Australia facing huge spike in WAF attacks (Technology Decisions) Attackers are redoubling their efforts to disrupt the Australian market with web application firewall (WAF) multi-vector and DDoS attacks

Marketplace

CIA Invests in Data Security Encryption Platform Called Enveil (SWFI) Fulton, Maryland-based Enveil is a data security platform. Enveil raised US$ 25 million in Series B funding led by USAA and was joined by investors including Mastercard, Capital One Ventures, C5 Capital, DataTribe, In-Q-Tel, Cyber Mentor Fund, Bloomberg Beta, GC&H, and 1843 Capital. In-Q-Tel is the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).…

Fleet Raises $20M for Endpoint Visibility Technology (SecurityWeek) Endpoint visibility technology vendor Fleet attracted $20 million in new funding at a valuation in the range of $100 million.

Smallstep raises $26 million to focus on creating products critical to infrastructure security (Help Net Security) Smallstep announced that it has raised $26 million in total funding to bring new features and expertise to securing infrastructure.

Cybersecurity firm Securonix — which has unveiled over $1 billion investment — getting Capital One, Verizon backing (Dallas Business Journal) Securonix in Addison added to its already massive investment led by Vista Equity Partners.

M&A sets record pace as ransomware, nation-state threats fuel security demand (Cybersecurity Dive) Enterprise customers seek consolidated, end-to-end platforms to anticipate, detect and eliminate threats. 

The Shadow Crew Who Encouraged Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover (Wall Street Journal) Behind the scenes, fellow billionaires and internet provocateurs bent the Tesla CEO’s ear. One of them had a very personal stake: Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Can Elon Musk rid Twitter of spam and bots? How phone numbers can add trust to social media (TeleSign) With Elon’s latest acquisition of Twitter, one telling question has arisen: Will he rid the platform of spam and bots?

Conquest Cyber announces executive team addition, Matthew Horne as VP of Corporate Development (EIN News) Conquest Cyber has continued the expansion of top-tier executive growth with the addition of a new Vice President of Corporate Development.

Arctic Wolf Appoints Duston Williams as Chief Financial Officer (Arctic Wolf) Arctic Wolf, a leader in security operations, today announced the appointment of Duston Williams as chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. Arctic Wolf CFO for the past three years, Gregor McCole, will lead Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) as senior vice president of FP&A. Williams will report directly to Arctic Wolf’s president and chief executive officer, Nick Schneider.

SAIC Names Dan Jensen as VP of Government Affairs (ExecutiveGov) Experienced public sector executive and lobbyist Dan Jensen has joined SAIC as vice president of government affairs.

SentinelOne appoints Shani Ginat as VP of Human Resources | CTech (ctech) Ginat will help the cybersecurity powerhouse implement its global human resources strategy in the face of the fierce cyber talent recruitment competition

Products, Services, and Solutions

Cellebrite iPhone cracking: Here’s which models the kit can unlock and access, and how to protect your data (9to5Mac) Cellebrite iPhone cracking kit allows the company’s clients to access virtually all of the private data stored on a phone – in some cases …

vSecureLabs Launches IAM Service (EIN Presswire) vSecureLabs today announced their IAM service launch.

Privacy Bureaux and Comodo Cybersecurity form strategic partnership in Australia (iTWire) Privacy Bureaux today announced a strategic extension to its Enterprise Protection Suite aimed at protecting the mid-market by including core components of Comodo's cybersecurity active breach protection technology. The addition of Comodo’s privacy and cyber security solutions deli…

Technologies, Techniques, and Standards

New OpenSSF Project Hunts for Malicious Packages in Open Source Repositories (SecurityWeek) OpenSSF introduces the Package Analysis project, a novel effort aimed at securing popular open source packages.

The trouble with BEC: How to stop the costliest internet scam (WeLiveSecurity) BEC fraud generated more losses for victims than any other type of cybercrime in 2021. It’s long past time that organizations got a handle on these scams.

An algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns (AP NEWS) Inside a cavernous stone fortress in downtown Pittsburgh, attorney Robin Frank defends parents at one of their lowest points – when they risk losing their children. The job is never easy, but in the past she knew what she was up against when squaring off against child protective services in family court.

AI Will Be a Double-Edged Sword in Future Cyber Conflicts (The National Interest) Artificial intelligence opens up a set of new risks and opportunities for the military and intelligence community. 

Cybersecurity and the Pareto Principle: The future of zero-day preparedness (VentureBeat) With a software asset management solution at scale, organizations are more prepared to deal with emerging threats like Log4Shell.

Design and Innovation

Infosec products of the month: April 2022 (Help Net Security) The featured infosec products this month are from: Akamai, Alert Logic, Arcanna.ai, Axis Security, BigID, BreachBits, ColorTokens, and more.

Google touts new tool that scans for malicious packages in popular open-source repositories (The Record by Recorded Future) The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) wants to protect users of open-source code from exposure to malicious uploads.

How to unlock the cybersecurity potential of quantum computers (TechRadar) Solutions in play in the form of quantum key distribution

Huawei gets approval for security system and device chip patent (Huawei Central) On April 29, the Huawei patent entitled “a security system and device chip” is authorized in China. According to the information, this patent greatly improves the security capabilities of the security component equipped in the smart devices. According to the information, Huawei patent for a security system and device chip can analyze the difficulty in […]

Academia

Indian education sector biggest target of cyber threats: Report (Deccan Herald) The education sector in India is the most vulnerable to online attacks and cyber threats, a new study has revealed, ahead of the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Brazil. The study conducted by Singapore-based company CloudSEK also shows an increase of 20 per cent in such attacks globally. The report, titled ‘Cyber Threats Targeting the Global Education Sector’, was compiled by the Threat Research and Information Analytics Division of the Singapore-based CloudSEK, which manages digital risks to companies through artificial intelligence.

Legislation, Policy, and Regulation

The DSA Shows the Trouble With the EU’s Opaque Policy-Making (Wired) Negotiations on the Digital Service Act have concluded—but outside experts still aren’t entirely sure what’s in the legislation.

FDIC Cyber Reporting Requirements Should Look Beyond Banks (The National Interest) While the financial services industry is an excellent place to start, this information-sharing should occur across all sectors so that every organization can strengthen its defenses.

CIA Names First Chief Technology Officer (Central Intelligence Agency) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns announced today the appointment of Nand Mulchandani to serve as CIA’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

A Conversation with Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett (DVIDS) U.S. Army Network Enterprise Command (NETCOM) Commanding General from Nov. 18, 2018 to April 19, 2022, Maj. Gen. Maria B. Barrett, who will soon pin her third star and take command of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), has provided her thoughts on commanding NETCOM for the past three and a half years.

Connecticut inches closer to becoming fifth state with data privacy law (The Record by Recorded Future) Connecticut moved one step closer to becoming the fifth state in the US to pass a privacy law after the Connecticut General Assembly advanced a bill on Thursday.

Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement

Spanish prime minister’s phone ‘targeted with Pegasus spyware’ (the Guardian) Minister for presidency says ‘illicit’ targeting will be investigated by Spain’s highest criminal court

Pegasus case: Supreme Court panel seeks response from DGPs of all states on spyware purchase (Scroll.in) In a letter, the technical committee asked if the surveillance software was used on any citizen of India.

Annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Intelligence Community’s Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) The Annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Intelligence Community’s Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities provides statistics and contextual information concerning how the Intelligence Community uses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and certain other national security authorities to accomplish its mission.

National Security Surveillance on U.S. Soil Dropped Again in 2021, Report Says (New York Times) The F.B.I. also tried to estimate the number of its searches for U.S. data in messages gathered without a warrant. But the estimate — fewer than 3.4 million — was murky.

Secret surveillance court orders drop more than 50 percent since 2019 (Washington Post) Officials say decline shows more people working from home during and after pandemic lockdown

Intel report states FBI conducted nearly 2 million searches of US data related to cyberattacks in 2021 (CNN) The FBI conducted up to 3.4 million warrantless searches of Americans’ electronic data last year including 1.9 million related to a cyber threat from Russia, according to an annual transparency report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday.

FBI Conducted Potentially Millions of Searches of Americans’ Data Last Year, Report Says (Wall Street Journal) U.S. officials’ disclosure of warrantless searches that took place as part of national-security probes is likely to stoke longstanding privacy concerns in Congress.

Russia cyber case prompted big portion of FBI’s surveillance database searches in 2021 (The Record by Recorded Future) A Russian cyberthreat against U.S. critical infrastructure in the first half of 2021 prompted the FBI to query the database of a warrantless surveillance program nearly 2 million times as the bureau cast a wide net for useful information, officials said Friday.

NortonLifeLock says no enforcement action in SEC probe (SeekingAlpha) NortonLifeLock (NLOK) said Friday the Securities and Exchange Commission concluded its investigation of the cybersecurity firm and will not recommend an enforcement action against…

Medical software firm fined €1.5M for leaking data of 490k patients (BleepingComputer) The French data protection authority (CNIL) fined medical software vendor Dedalus Biology with EUR 1.5 million for violating three articles of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Senior police officers trained to combat cyber crime (Eastern Mirror) Nagaland Police and NIELIT, Kohima, jointly conducted a two-day workshop for senior police officers on “Emerging crimes in cyberspace: Role of digital forensics in cybercrime investigations” at the Police Headquarters (PHQ) conference hall on April 25 and 26.

ZTE finally exits the longest corporate probation period in US history – but it’s not clear of all suspicion yet (TelecomTV) Company lied and lied again about illegally exporting US products to embargoed countriesGot a three-year corporate probation and was fined US$1.2 billionThen f…

Hollywood’s Fight Against VPNs Turns Ugly (Wired) Beyond accusations of encouraging copyright infringement, film companies have begun accusing VPNs of enabling a slew of illegal activity.



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