In a second case against stalkerware apps and the first where the FTC has banned a company from doing business, the FTC announced on September 1, 2021, that it has “banned SpyFone and its CEO…from the surveillance business over allegations that the stalkerware app company secretly harvested and shared data on people’s physical movements, phone

As a former Assistant Attorney General, I have a soft place in my heart for Attorneys General as consumer protection advocates. Most state AGs have the primary jurisdiction to enforce compliance with consumer protection laws in their states. Some are more aggressive than others, such as New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, who recently sued

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices including baby monitors and web cameras. The protocol was created  by Taiwanese Internet of Things vendor ThroughTek, and is incorporated in as many as

To establish credibility for their new criminal marketplace, cyber criminals have posted details on over 1,000,000 credit cards, stolen between 2018 and 2019, including card number, CVV number, name and address on the dark web to try to entice purchasers of the information. The information was posted on AllWord.Cards. According to researchers at Cyble, more

As we work through the second half of 2021, not quite out of the pandemic, still working remotely sometimes or all the time, data privacy and security concerns are more important today than ever before.

The changing landscape of technology, the increased sophistication of organized crime using digital tools, and the continued lack of awareness

Mint Mobile notified a “small number” of customers last weekend that their personal information was compromised between June 8 and June 10, when a threat actor ported the phone numbers of those customers to another carrier without authorization.

According to the breach notification sent to those customers, “While we immediately took steps to reverse the