Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Hackers access 2.65M patient data of Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System

The security incident occurred at Atrium Health’s third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. In yet another massive data breach, Atrium Health, previously known as Carolinas HealthCare System, stated data of nearly 2.65 million patients, including their dates of birth, addresses, and social security numbers, may have been compromised at its third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. Incidentally, Atrium provides…

Hackers access a further 185,000 payment cards at British Airways

British Airways has clarified that customers who were potentially impacted by the hacking attack are those who opted for reward bookings between April 21 2018 and July 28 2018 using a payment card. In yet another hacker attack, the International Airlines Group disclosed following an investigation into the theft of customers’ data at its British…

Singapore’s cyber attack carries the signature of Advanced Persistent Threat group

The attack comes despite robust security measures undertaken by Singapore, a highly wired and digitalized state which has made cyber security a core priority since more than a decade. On Monday, on a follow up on Singapore’s worst ever cyber attack which saw personal information of nearly 1.5 million people, including its Prime Minister being…

Apple drags former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, to court over theft of trade secrets

The criminal complaint sheds light on Apple’s secretive self-driving car project, many of which are detailed here. A criminal complaint filed by Apple against a former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, for allegedly stealing self-driving car trade secrets so as to work for a Chinese electric vehicle startup provides a window into Cupertino’s work on the technology,…