Police investigate new computer hacking claims linked to News International
Archive for 2011/07/18
As a result of the new inquiry being conducted by the [Met] into the unlawful interception of voicemail messages (Operation Weeting) and the various court actions relating to News International, the [Met] has received a large number of inquiries and allegations relating to access to private data that are broader than voicemail interception …Posted: 2011/07/18 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Google and Copiepresse on speaking terms again – Belgian newspapers to resurface in Google’s search indexPosted: 2011/07/18 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Google, Jurisprudence
Dutch language news article: http://www.zdnet.be/news/67967/franstalige-kranten-terug-op-google/
German language news article: http://www.bild.de/news/inland/hacker-angriff/hacker-angriff-auf-zoll-schlamperei-18896742.bild.html
Twenty-One Individuals Charged to Date in the United States for Alleged Roles in Internet Fraud Scheme
Telecoms operators and internet service providers normally hold a range of data about their customers, such as name, address and bank account details, in addition to information about phone calls and internet connections. In general, providers are required by EU law to keep this data confidential and secure. However, sometimes the data can be stolen or lost, or someone could gain unauthorised access to the data.
These cases are known as ‘personal data breaches’. Under the revised ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC), when a personal data breach occurs, the provider has to report this to a specific national authority, usually the data protection authority or the communications regulator. Also, the provider has to inform the subscriber or individual directly if there is a risk to personal data or privacy.
To make sure that data breaches are reported in a consistent manner across the EU, the ePrivacy Directive allows the Commission to propose ‘technical implementing measures’ – practical rules to complement the existing legislation – on the circumstances, formats and procedures for the notification requirements.
PayPal CSO calls for AntiSec hunt – Hacking spree will continue unless perps are identified and ‘vanned’Posted: 2011/07/18 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
A federal judge has issued an opinion in EPIC v. NSA, and accepted the NSA’s claim that it can “neither confirm nor deny” that it had entered into a relationship with Google following the China hacking incident in January 2010Posted: 2011/07/18 in Education / Awareness, Google
The “Glomar response,” to neither confirm nor deny, is a controversial legal doctrine that allows agencies to conceal the existence of records that might otherwise be subject to public disclosure. EPIC plans to appeal this decision