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June 3, 2020
Nico Grant / Bloomberg

Nico Grant / Bloomberg  
Zoom Won’t Give Higher Level of Encryption to Free Users Because It Wants to Work With Law Enforcement CEO Says

Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encrypted calls for its premium users but won’t give the greater security option to its free users because it wants to cooperate with law enforcement, company CEO Eric Yuan said during Zoom’s earnings call. “Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” Yuan said on the call. Alex Stamos, working as a security consultant with Zoom, said it wants to catch repeat offenders for hate speech or child exploitative content by not offering end-to-end encryption t0 free users.

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Engadget: Zoom explains why free users won’t get encrypted video calls
MSPoweruser: Zoom CEO confirms video calls by free users will not be encrypted to allow law enforcement easy access
Techradar: Free Zoom meetings won’t be getting this privacy feature any time soon
The Next Web: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement
CNET: Zoom won’t add end-to-end encryption to free calls so it can keep aiding police
Techradar: Free Zoom meetings won’t be getting this privacy feature any time soon
WCCFtech: Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM) Collects Laurels From Wall Street on Q1 2021 Earnings With “the Largest Beat” in Software Sector for Over 20 Years, According to JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM)
HotHardware.com: Zoom End-To-End Encryption Sadly Isn’t Coming To Free Accounts, And Here’s Why
Gulf News Technology: Zoom earnings soar as video meets become COVID-19 pandemic norm
Verdict: Zoom revenue soars 169% in one year, fuelled by remote working surge
Pocketnow: Zoom won’t secure your video calls with end-to-end encryption, unless you pay
Android Authority: Zoom thinks law enforcement should get access to your calls (unless you pay)
City A.M. – Technology: Zoom revenue surges as video app cashes in on Covid-19
Computer Business Review: Zoom Wrestles Publicly with its Encryption Demons
WRAL Tech Wire: ‘Incredible’: Pandemic helps turn Zoom Video into a gold mine for investors
AndroidRookies: Zoom App earnings grow by 129% in coronavirus pandemic even as its security sucks
Input: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls so it can work with cops
Silicon Republic: Zoom reveals the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its earnings
Daily Dot: Zoom says encryption will only be available to paid users to help the FBI
Business Insider: Zoom isn’t beefing up security for free users so that it’s better able to ‘work with law enforcement’ (ZM)
The Next Web: Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement
MobileSyrup.com: Zoom says free users’ calls won’t be encrypted to allow law enforcement to intercept
Slashdot: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls Because it Wants To Comply With Law Enforcement
MSPoweruser: Zoom CEO confirms video calls by free users will not be encrypted to allow law enforcement easy access
Tickle The Wire: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls So It Can Help FBI
Pocketnow: Zoom won’t secure your video calls with end-to-end encryption, unless you pay
Engadget: Zoom explains why free users won’t get encrypted video calls
Newsweek: Zoom Won’t Encrypt Free Calls So Police Can Access User Information and Track ‘Misuse’
TechCrunch: Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

@alexstamos: Nico, it's incorrect to say that free calls won't be encrypted and this turns out to be a really difficult balancing act between different kinds of harms. More details here:
@PeggyKTC: Zoom apparently won't be encrypting free calls. For free end-to-end encrypted video calling there's Google Duo, Facebook's WhatsApp, Apple's FaceTime (iOS/macOS only), Signal.
@kaepora: A thread in which Alex Stamos justifies @Zoom 's plan to not provide e2e encryption except to paying customers by calling it a "safety issue". His comments regarding "AES encryption" for free tier refer to fake encryption that won't survive MitM attacks. https://twitter.com/alexstamos/sta
@mmasnick: Long night for Alex, who says that when Zoom's CEO said this about encryption: "Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” he meant something different
@NicoAGrant: Zoom’s CEO says he won’t encrypt free calls so Zoom can work more with law enforcement: “Free users for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,” Yuan said. $ZM
@nixcraft: Zoom says they won't encrypt free calls so Zoom can work more with the FBI. https://bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-02/zoom-transforms-hype-into-huge-jump-in-sales-customers Well at least he is honest. Only paid customers will get encryption. Remember, Zoom is totally closed source. So you can't trust their encryption to begin with.


April 24, 2020
Stephen Nellis, Christopher Bing / Reuters

Stephen Nellis, Christopher Bing / Reuters  
Apple Disputes Security Firm’s Finding That Zero-Day Flaw in Mail App Was Exploited by Hackers

Apple said it found “no evidence” a zero-day flaw in its email app for iPhones and iPads has been used against customers and claimed it believes the vulnerability does not pose an immediate risk to users. Security firm ZecOps shook the information security world when it released a study saying this flaw could have exposed half a billion iPhone users to attacks. ZecOps CEO Zuk Avraham said that he found evidence as far back as January 2018 that the vulnerability was exploited in at least six cybersecurity break-ins. Apple admitted that the flaw existed in its software for email on iPhones and iPads, known as the Mail app, and said the company had developed a fix that it will introduce in a forthcoming update. ZecOps said it would release further technical detail on its discovery once Apple issues its fix for the flaw.

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MacRumors: Apple Says Recently Discovered iOS Mail Vulnerabilities Pose No Immediate Threat, But a Patch Is in the Works
The Verge: Apple downplays iOS Mail app security flaw, says ‘no evidence’ of exploits
ZDNet Security: Apple disputes recent iOS zero-day claim
iMore: Apple responds to claim of Mail app exploit in iOS 13
IT Pro: Apple finds “no evidence” hackers exploited critical iOS Mail flaws | IT PRO
9to5Mac: Apple strongly denies that iPhone Mail vulnerabilities have been exploited
SecurityWeek: Apple Finds No Evidence of Attacks Targeting iOS Mail App Vulnerabilities
Japan Times : Apple finds no evidence hackers exploited Mail flaw on iPhones and iPads
SCMP : Apple finds no evidence hackers exploited iPhone, iPad Mail flaw
Engadget: Apple says Mail app vulnerabilities don’t post an ‘immediate risk’ to users
AppleInsider: Apple says iOS Mail vulnerabilities do not pose immediate threat, patch coming
HOTforSecurity: Apple: iOS Mail Bug Doesn’t Pose an ‘Immediate’ Risk to Our Users
Gadgets Now: Apple says ‘no evidence’ iPhone mail flaw used against customers
Asia One Digital: Apple says ‘no evidence’ iPhone mail flaw used against customers
TechWorm: Apple’s Default iPhone mail app is vulnerable to hackers, researchers claim
iPhoneHacks : Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta [Update: Apple Responds]
Pocket-Lint : Apple responds to iPhone and iPad security flaw
Cyber News Group: iPhone defect used against customers? ‘No evidence’ says Apple
MacDailyNews: Apple found ‘no evidence’ Mail flaw was used against iPhone, iPad users
iLounge: Security flaws in Mail does not risk users, says Apple
Techradar: Apple denies hackers exploited critical iPhone vulnerabilities
Trusted Reviews: Apple denies iPhone Mail hack but admits there are vulnerabilities
RAPPLER: Hackers can ‘leak, modify, and delete’ emails through iOS Mail exploit – firm
BGR: Apple admits there’s a new iPhone security flaw, but says it wasn’t exploited

Bloomberg: Apple Finds No Evidence Hackers Exploited iPhone, iPad Mail Flaw


March 31, 2020
Joseph Cox / Motherboard

Joseph Cox / Motherboard  
Zoom Hit by Class-Action Lawsuit in California Over Alleged Data Sharing With Facebook

A user of the popular and suddenly controversial video-conferencing software Zoom filed a class-action lawsuit against the company for sending data to Facebook. The lawsuit argues that Zoom violated California’s new data protection law by not obtaining proper consent from users about the transfer of the data. The lawsuit follows a report by Motherboard that found that Zoom was sending some data from the Zoom iOS app to Facebook, a problem the company rectified after the report’s publication.

April 8, 2020
Ryan Browne / CNBC

Ryan Browne / CNBC  
Zoom Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by Shareholder Who Claims Company Failed to Disclose Security Problems, Despite News of the Suit Zoom’s Stock Rises More Than 4%

Zoom has been hit with a class-action lawsuit by one of its shareholders, Michael Drieu, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Drieu alleges the company failed to disclose issues with its video conferencing platform’s privacy and security, a failure that has caused the company’s stock price to tumble.  Despite news of the lawsuit, Zoom stock was up more than 4% on Wednesday morning.

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June 3, 2020
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times

Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times  
Google Sued Under Federal Wiretap Act for Allegedly Tracking Users’ Internet Use Even When Browsers Set in Private Mode

Google was sued in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that accused the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The suit said Google also violated a California law that requires the consent of all parties to read or learn the contents of private communication. Unlike similar lawsuits against Google for collecting data, this one relies on the Federal Wiretap Act, which allows users to sue if their private communications are intercepted.

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Security News | Tech Times: ‘Google Private-Browsing Isn’t Private:’ Company Faces $5 Billion Suit For Violating Wiretap Law
ZDNet Security: Google faces class action for allegedly tracking private browsing activity
Reuters: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking ‘private’ internet use
SiliconANGLE: Google faces $5B class action suit for tracking millions of ‘private’ internet users
Fortune: Google is sued for secretly amassing a vast trove of user web data
BusinessLine – Home: Google sued in the US for tracking user data during ‘private’ internet browsing
Forbes : Google Chrome Privacy Lawsuit: Could You Get A $5,000 Payout?
MacRumors: $5 Billion Lawsuit Accuses Google of Tracking Chrome Users in Incognito Mode
TechNadu: Google Facing Class-Action Lawsuit for “Incognito” Tracking on Chrome
iTnews – Security: Google faces US$5 billion lawsuit for tracking ‘private’ internet use
Silicon Republic: $5bn lawsuit claims that Google tracks private browsing
IT Pro: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over ‘private’ mode tracking | IT PRO
New York Times: Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law
VentureBeat: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking users in Incognito mode
Sensors Tech Forum : Class Action against Google for Tracking Private Browsing
fossBytes: Internet Archive Faces Lawsuit For Giving Away “eBooks For Free”
Fortune: Google is sued for secretly amassing a vast trove of user web data
Telecomlive.com: Not so ‘Incognito’: Google faces lawsuit for tracking ‘private’ surfing
Gadgets Now: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in US for tracking ‘private’ internet use
Al Bawaba: Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit for Tracking Users’ “Private” Mode
ARN: Google faces $5B lawsuit for tracking ‘private’ internet use
Slashdot: Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit In US For Tracking ‘Private’ Internet Use>
Bloomberg Law: Google Lawsuit
Techradar: Google Incognito mode is not as private as you might like to think
CNET News: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking people in incognito mode – CNET
ET news: Google sued over data collection from users in incognito mode
San Jose Business News: $5B lawsuit accuses Google of gathering user data despite Incognito mode
TechWorm: Google Sued for $5 Million for Tracking Users in “Incognito Mode”, Class-Action suit filed
iDownloadBlog.com: $5 billion US class action lawsuit targets Google Chrome tracking in Incognito mode
Sensors Tech Forum: Class Action against Google for Tracking Private Browsing
AndroidRookies: Google being sued a whopping $5 billion for allegedly tracking private browsing activity
LinuxSecurity – Security Articles: Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode>
SlashGear: Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over privacy mode tracking claims
Silicon Republic: $5bn lawsuit claims that Google tracks private browsing
iPhone Hacks: $5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Proposed Against Google for Tracking Chrome Users in Incognito Mode
TechNadu: Google Facing Class-Action Lawsuit for “Incognito” Tracking on Chrome
MacRumors: $5 Billion Lawsuit Accuses Google of Tracking Chrome Users in Incognito Mode
Android Central : Google slapped with $5 billion lawsuit for tracking users in Incognito mode
BGR: $5 billion lawsuit claims Google’s incognito mode spies on you


April 27, 2020
Angus Whitley and Tracy Withers / Bloomberg

Angus Whitley and Tracy Withers / Bloomberg  
Two Million Australians Downloaded Coronavirus Contact Tracing App COVIDSafe on First Day

More than two million people in Australia have downloaded a coronavirus contact tracing app, the COVIDSafe app, designed to help trace coronavirus infections as parts of the country start to loosen restrictions on movement. The app records digital handshakes between smartphones via Bluetooth, and if someone catches the virus, health authorities can track who has been within 1.5 meters of the person for 15 minutes or more. Although authorities in Australia say that only health officials will use the app, the potential long-term persistence of this and other contract tracing apps raise a host of privacy and security issues.

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May 12, 2020
Dave Boucher / Dallas Morning News

Dave Boucher / Dallas Morning News  
Texas Courts Latest Victim of Ransomware Attack, Impact Purportedly Limited With No Personal Information Compromised

Texas courts shut down websites and disabled servers late last week in response to a ransomware attack. The Office of Court Administration said in a statement that the attack began “in the overnight hours” last Friday, the same day it was discovered. The statement said that the impact was limited and that filings and research are still available, and there was no indication any personal information was compromised. The “branch network” was disabled, including websites and servers, in response to the attack.

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May 10, 2020
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg

Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg  
Blockchain Advisory Firm Founder Seeks $71 Million From Westchester County Teen Hacker Who Led Crew of ‘Evil Computer Geniuses’ in $24 Million Theft

A teen hacker, Ellis Pinksy, and his crew of “evil computer geniuses” in Westchester County, New York, are accused of stealing $24 million in cryptocurrency from blockchain advisory firm founder Michael Terpin as part of a sophisticated crime spree. Terpin filed suit against Pinsky, now 18 but only 15 when he allegedly committed the theft, seeking $71 million under a federal racketeering law that allows for triple damages. Pinsky has boasted to friends that, starting at age 13, he stole more than $100 million worth of cryptocurrency, hundreds of thousands of dollars of which has been converted into cash stored in his bedroom, the lawsuit alleges. Terpin has already won a $75.8 million default judgment against one of Pinsky’s crew members, Nicholas Truglia, last year in California state court.

April 19, 2020
Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer

Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer  
Major IT Company Cognizant Has Been Hit by Maze Ransomware

Multibillion-dollar IT services company Cognizant said its computer systems had been disrupted by Maze ransomware and that the company is taking active steps to contain the incident. Cognizant has clients in the oil and gas industries as well as major pharmaceutical firms and restaurant chains. The company said it notified clients of the incident and shared  “indicators of compromise” so that they could defend against the malicious activity. Maze operators always steal unencrypted files before encrypting them, the release of which are used to threaten victims into paying the ransom.

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The Economic Times: Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware attack
Reuters: Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware attack
GBHackers On Security: IT Services Giant Cognizant Hit by Maze Ransomware Cyber Attack
Cybersecurity Insiders: Maze Ransomware attack on Cognizant
Security Affairs: Are Maze operators behind the attack on the IT services giant Cognizant?
Reddit – cybersecurity: Major Technology Service provider (Cognizant) with 300,000 employees hacked
Bloomberg Technology: IT Services Giant Cognizant Attacked by ‘Maze’ Ransomware – Bloomberg
CRN: Cognizant And Its Customers Hit By Maze Ransomware
Cyberscoop: IT services firm Cognizant hit with Maze ransomware
The Financial Express: Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware attack
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iTnews – Security: Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware attack
Business Standard: Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware attack amid coronavirus crisis
TWCN Tech News: IT services giant Cognizant suffers Maze ransomware attack
Techworm : IT Services Giant Cognizant hit by ‘Maze’ ransomware, Clients Face Disruptions
Dark Reading: Threat Intelligence: IT Services Firm Cognizant Hit with Maze Ransomware
Naked Security: Maze ransomware hits US giant Cognizant
TechTarget: Cognizant discloses Maze ransomware attack
HOTforSecurity: IT services giant Cognizant hit by Maze ransomware attack
Slashdot: Cognizant Confirms Maze Ransomware Attack, Says Customers Face Disruption
Dark Reading: Threat Intelligence: IT Services Firm Cognizant Hit with Maze Ransomware
SC Magazine: Maze ransomware attack catches IT services firm Cognizant unawares
Threatpost: Maze Ransomware Attack Hits Cognizant
CRN: Cognizant Breach: 10 Things To Know About Maze Ransomware Attacks
ARN: Cognizant weathers service disruptions after ‘Maze’ ransomware attack
Graham Cluley: IT services giant Cognizant hit by Maze ransomware attack
Threatpost: Maze Ransomware Attack Hits Cognizant
TechTarget: IT services company Cognizant warns customers after ‘Maze’ ransomwa…

@VK_Intel: High alert related to the yet another ransomware attack perpetrated by the Maze group possibly affecting @Cognizant . Reviewing & mitigating against the usual Maze TTPs (including RDP + remote services as an attack vector) is advisable. ?Pushed #YARA?? https://github.com/k-vitali/Malware-Misc-RE/blob/master/2020-04-18-maze-ransomware-unpacked-payload.vk.yar


May 21, 2020
Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer

Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer  
Eight Million User Records for Meal Kit Company Home Chef Are For Sale by Shiny Hunters on the Dark Web

The user records for U.S.-based meal kit company Home Chef is one of the databases being sold by the Shiny Hunters hacker gang, the company has disclosed. They are available on a dark web marketplace for $2,500 and allegedly contain 8 million user records. The information includes a user’s email, encrypted password, last four digits of their credit card, gender, age, subscription information, and more.