Friday Five: 4/10

Financial companies leave database exposed, Maze ransomware targets an oil giant, and Facebook releases location data to help the fight against COVID-19 - catch up on all the week's news with the Friday Five.

Govt Outlines Federal Agency Telework Policies

The federal government on Wednesday released guidance designed to inform agencies how to best support secure teleworking.

Brazil’s Data Protection Act Bumped to 2021 By COVID-19

Brazil's Senate has voted to push back the go-live date and enforcement date of its new data protection law in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYDFS Postpones Cybersecurity Certification of Compliance Deadline

The New York Department of Financial Services has extended its usual April 15 cybersecurity Certification of Compliance deadline for entities experiencing issues arising from COVID-19

Senators Question Apple About New COVID-19 App Privacy

Senators, just like they did when Google announced plans to use its technology to screen for COVID-19, have some privacy questions for Apple, which recently said it will do the same, via a website and app.

Friday Five: 4/3

Ryuk ransomware continues to target hospitals, the personal information of five million hotel guests gets breached, and Italy's social security website gets hacked - catch up on the week's news with the Friday Five.

Solar Panel Data Behind Latest Trade Secret Theft Case

A multimillion dollar solar installation firm is alleging one of its former employees took its data to start a competing firm just 11 miles away.

Zoom’s Privacy Problems Snowball as Two Zero Days Uncovered

Amid increased scrutiny from researchers and privacy activists, two new zero days in the teleconferencing app surfaced on Wednesday.

FBI Urges Vigiliance Around COVID-19 Scams, Malware

It’s been difficult keeping track of all the scams leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money or your personal information. Now, the FBI is warning of increased attacks that target the supply chain and the healthcare industry in addition to “Zoom-bombing” style attacks.

Groups Seek to Bump CCPA Enforcement Date Amid Coronavirus Confusion

As with many things currently, details of the California Consumer Privacy Act are unclear. That, plus confusion around COVID-19, has many interest groups hoping enforcement around the law is postponed.