Category Archives: Legal & Security

US Court Authorises Microsoft To Seize Control of Key Domains in COVID-19 Cyberattacks

A US court authorised Microsoft to take control of key domain names that were being used by cybercriminals preventing them for being used to execute cyberattacks Tuesday. These cybercriminals were taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to defraud customers in 62 countries around the world.

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Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection

In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.

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Foreign government behind major cyber attack on Australian governments and business, PM says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australian organisations, including governments and businesses, are currently the targets of sustained attacks by a sophisticated foreign “state-based” hacker.

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Shrinking Cyber-Universe

In 2019, the book «India’s strategic options in a changing cyberspace» written by Cherian Samuel and Munich Charma was published. (New Delhi, Pentagon Press LLP in association with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 2019). In their work, the authors examine the general concept of cyberspace, while extrapolating it to India’s cyberspace dimension.

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Facebook Files Lawsuit Against India-based Proxy Service Over Deceptive Domains

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the India-based proxy service Compsys Domain Solutions Private Ltd. over the registration of domain names that were designed to deceive people by impersonating the social media giant’s family of apps, like: facebook-verify-inc.com, instagramhjack.com and videocall-whatsapp.com.

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EURid Announces Collaboration With Ecommerce Foundation To Help With Identifying Fraudulent Websites

EURid announced a collaboration Thursday with the Ecommerce Foundation, their second in one week following Monday’s announcement that they would be intensifying collaboration with EUIPO. The collaboration with the Ecommerce Foundation will see the two organisations working together to improve the trust of online consumers, retailers and brand owners in .eu online stores.

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Spot the scam, stop the scammers by Vint Cerf

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), people reported $1.9 billion lost to scams in 2019. Every minute, more than $3,600 disappeared from wallets and bank accounts in response to made-up stories of urgently overdue tax payments, bogus contest winnings, or a smooth-talking online suitor who suddenly needs some gift cards. A high-pressure phone call or exciting message can overcome many people’s judgment, especially if they are caught at a vulnerable moment.

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