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Cyber Threat Report: Cyber Security News for 08/05/22

Cyber Insurers Look To Rescind Policies After Large Claims
Insurers are intently examining whether they can cancel cyber policies after claims have been filed. To do this, they scour through application documents searching for potential false statements. Read More

Meta, US Hospitals Sued for Using Healthcare Data to Target Ads
A lawsuit has been filed against Meta (Facebook), the UCSF Medical Center, and the Dignity Health Medical Foundation, alleging that the organizations are unlawfully collecting sensitive healthcare data about patients for targeted advertising. Read More

Why Physical Security Maintenance Should Never Be an Afterthought
Outages of surveillance video are more common than you might think. Read More

Google Patches Critical Android Flaw Allowing Remote Code Execution via Bluetooth
Google on Monday published a security bulletin describing the latest round of patches for the Android operating system. Three dozen vulnerabilities have been fixed, including a critical issue that can be exploited for remote code execution over Bluetooth. Read More

Inside the Energy Department’s 10-year Plan to Reshape Cybersecurity in the Sector
The perpetual need to keep the lights and power running has locked the industry into insecure technologies and network architectures that were developed decades ago. Read More

Browser Synchronization Abuse: Bookmarks as a Covert Data Exfiltration Channel
Bookmarks (aka “favorites”) and browser synchronization – make users’ lives easier but may also allow hackers to establish a covert data exfiltration channel. Read More

DreamHost says it has no idea when Web Hosting Outage will End
DreamHost shared hosting has been down for the past 10 days. Read More

Sage Accused of Misselling Perpetual Licenses it Knew Would Soon be Obsolete
SME financial software vendor acknowledges customers expect systems to work for longer, but fails to appease them. Read More

Robin Banks Targets Citibank Customers and Beyond
Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) platform selling ready-to-use phishing kits to cyber criminals. The kits are used to obtain financial details of victims living in the U.S, the U.K, Canada, and Australia. Read More


Headline Privacy & IT Security Compliance News

Cyber insurance claims are growing. The insurers write their own policies rather than using a standard form. Now, insurers are attempting to use the application documents as a back door in order to be released from their contract and coverage obligations. In response to high-dollar claims, insurance companies are filing lawsuits against their clients in order to rescind their cyber security policies.

Meta (Facebook) faces a class-action lawsuit after violating HIPPA laws and running targeted ads for major US Hospitals. Using patients’ personal information, Facebook’s Meta pixel tracking tool was collecting personal data on the backend of the website when a patient would schedule an appointment. Under medical privacy law, hospitals need consent from their patients in order to share personal health information with external organizations.


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