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CFPB to Play Peacemaker in Battle for Consumers’ Financial Data

Lydia Beyoud reports: The CFPB is ready to shape the next phase of open banking in the U.S. as it develops standards for how vast amounts of consumer financial data is shared among banks, fintech apps, and data transfer companies. Financial data sharing has been largely left in private-sector hands, but the Consumer Financial...

Three Montrealers arrested after Quebec teachers’ personal information stolen

Amy Luft reports:  Quebec provincial police have arrested three Montreal men they say are behind a widespread identity theft operation that stole personal information from scores of Quebec teachers and education workers. The three men were arrested on Friday: Frédéric Lapointe, 41, Rath Pak, 41, and Jimmy Saintelien, 39. In February, Quebec’s education minister...

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Anti-Hacking Law’s Limits on Access

Andrea Vittorio reports: The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument Nov. 30 over the scope of an anti-hacking law in a case that has implications for cybersecurity research, and other situations where computer access is in question. The case, Van Buren v. United States, involves whether people who misuse their authorized access can...

The Haute-Ariège Community of Communes hit by a cyberattack and a ransom demand

Nicolas Drusian reports (translation:) Friday, November 6, 2020, the systems of the Community of Communes Haute-Ariège (CCHA) were the subject of a general hack. The software and the data were encrypted, “making the whole system unusable for many weeks”, specifies the CCHA. The perpetrators of the cyberattack then demanded a ransom in order to decrypt this data. A threat to...

Client data stolen from e-commerce platform

There are actually two different reports/hackers included in this report on The Hindu, it seems. The first part of the article reports a criminal complaint filed against the CEO of Cyble, Inc. The Ken had first reported accusations about Cyble —  accusations that Cyble flatly denies and that they have blogged about.  I expect...