IT Security & Privacy

Ransomware Attack Paralyzes MGM Casino and Hotels, Raising Cybersecurity Concerns

Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, has been rocked by a significant cybersecurity incident as one of its prominent casino-hotel chains, MGM Resorts International, grapples with a ransomware attack. While MGM has officially referred to the situation as a "cybersecurity issue," the telltale signs strongly suggest ransomware as the culprit.

TikTok’s New Data Center in Dublin Goes Live as Part of “Project Clover” EU Privacy Program

In a strategic move to address user data security concerns and align with EU privacy regulations, TikTok has officially inaugurated its data center in Dublin, Ireland. This milestone marks the final stage of TikTok's comprehensive EU privacy plan, known as "Project Clover," which was initiated in mid-2021.

Verizon Settles for $4.1 Million in Cybersecurity False Claims Case

Verizon Business Network Services, a subsidiary of the telecom giant Verizon (VZ.N), has agreed to pay a substantial settlement of $4.1 million. The settlement comes in response to allegations that the company failed to adhere to required cybersecurity standards, as announced by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Forever 21 Faces Major Data Breach Impacting Current and Former Employees

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has fallen victim to a significant data breach, affecting both present and former employees. The breach, which occurred earlier this year, has been confirmed by the company.

Norwegian Court Rules Against Meta in Privacy Breach Case

A Norwegian court has ruled against Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, allowing the country's data regulator, Datatilsynet, to continue imposing a fine for breaches of user privacy. Meta had sought a temporary injunction to halt the fine, but the court's decision is considered a significant victory for user privacy.

Complaint Alleges OpenAI's ChatGPT Violates GDPR Regulations

OpenAI, the organization behind the development of advanced AI models, including ChatGPT, faces a significant legal challenge as a complaint has been filed with Poland's Office for Personal Data Protection (DPA) alleging multiple violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Lukasz Olejnik, a privacy and security researcher at a law firm in Warsaw, filed the complaint, accusing OpenAI of breaching GDPR rules related to data processing, access, fairness, transparency, and personal privacy.

Freecycle Confirms Data Breach Impacting Over 7 Million Users

Freecycle, a well-known online forum dedicated to promoting the exchange of used items to reduce waste, has officially confirmed a major data breach that has affected more than 7 million of its users.