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Cyber news of August

Let's take a look back at the cyber news that caught our attention in August:


1- A new cyberthreat: facial recognition.

Stuart Wells, CTO of biometric authentication company Jumio, highlights potential threats and methods that fraudsters could use to circumvent facial recognition. They could use "a technique called 'camera injection' to introduce fake videos into the system and fool the biometrics and presence detection tools".

Summary of an article in "Cyber News"


2- IBM quantifies and identifies the factors influencing the time it takes to detect and remediate data leaks.

IBM gives us some statistics on how long it takes to identify and resolve an attack, depending on the type of attack or the method used to seal it. On average, the overall time to identify a data leak in 2023 was 204 days, plus 73 days to resolve the attack.

Summary of an article in "Silicon"


3- British Army information stolen by LockBit using a Windows 7 computer.

A security company working for the British Army has suffered a cyberattack that enabled cybercriminals from the notorious LockBit group to recover 10GB of potentially highly sensitive data.

How was this achieved?

By breaking into a computer running Windows 7...

Summary of an article in "Techradar"


4- FitBit has failed to comply with GDPR standards and faces 11B euros in fines.

FitBit is forcing users to agree to transfer their data to countries that are not part of the European Union and therefore not subject to GDPR protection regulations. In addition to forcing its users to accept this request, on pain of not being able to use the connected watch app, users can no longer revoke their consent and have no visibility of how its data is used by these countries.

Summary of an article in "Cyber News"

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