#CyberHeadlines: UC Awareness Training; D.C. Police Hit with Ransomware; What’sApp Privacy Suit

#CyberHeadlines: UC Awareness Training; D.C. Police Hit with Ransomware; What’sApp Privacy Suit

UC Davis Talks about Training

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/cybersecurity-training-worth-repeating/

Recently, UC Davis got hit with a phishing attack. Dave Jones, a faculty member at UC Davis, used this case as encouragement for the required, annual UC cybersecurity awareness training. He points out all the tells as to what clearly showed the message was an attempted cyber-attack. We think this is awesome and should prove a testament to every educational (financial, and all) organizations to take upon themselves.

DC cops hit with ransomware

http://www.cio.com/article/3162720/security/ransomware-disrupts-washington-dcs-cctv-system.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/hackers-hit-dc-police-closed-circuit-camera-network-city-officials-disclose/2017/01/27/d285a4a4-e4f5-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_print.html

Saturday (January 27th) the Washington Post reported that 70% of storage devices that record data from DC police surveillance cameras were hit with ransomware, eight days before POTUS inauguration. City officials disclosed that police cameras were unable to record between Jan. 12th and Jan. 15th. Allegedly, the hack was simply an act of extortion and did not affect criminal investigations. No suspects were disclosed.

What’s App Privacy Policy Change

http://www.cio.com/article/3162743/private-cloud/german-consumer-groups-sue-whatsapp-over-privacy-policy-changes.html

According to CIO “WhatsApp’s privacy policy change allowing Facebook to target advertising at its users has landed the company in a German court.” There have been a lot of allegations that What’sApp has been illegally sharing data and phone numbers with Facebook (even numbers belonging to non-members). “If the [European] Commission concludes regulators were misled, it could fine the company 1% of worldwide revenue.”

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