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…

Whitefly held responsible for last year’s cyberattack on Singapore

Whitefly is a state-sponsored espionage group that has been very active in Singapore and has actively targeted its engineering, healthcare, telecoms and media sectors. According to a statement from Symantec Corp, the worst ever cyberattack suffered by Singapore, which saw the personal information of more than 1.5 million people stolen including that of the Prime…

Cyber security provider Palo Alta to acquire Demisto Inc for $560 million

Demisto develops and markets automation tools for information security management, including a chatbot that assists in handling tasks. Palo Alto Networks Inc, a cyber security company stated it would be acquiring Demisto Inc, a U.S.-Israeli information security firm for $560 million using cash and stock. Founded in 2015 by four McAfee executives, Demisto develops and…

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…

Prudential and Babylon launches healthcare platform for Asian clients

While the platform will allow existing customers to monitor and better manage their health so as to avoid, if not prevent, an onslaught of a disease, its preventive measures is also likely to lure in customers who want to better manage their current and future health requirements. On Thursday, global insurer Prudential announced a strategic…

U.S. SEC updates guidance on cyber risks and breaches

This updated guidance addresses concerns on how and when public companies should disclose their cyber security risks and breaches. In a development that will significant impact tech firms, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has updated its guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including known…

Automated accounts spreading false news ahead of French elections

Elements attributed to Russia are trying to weaponise information through a campaign of disinformation and misinformation while trying to influence national policies through the globe. As per the results of a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University, French voters are increasingly being flooded with false stories on social media ahead of the country’s presidential…