Browser lockers: extortion disguised as a fine- Tempemail

Browser lockers (aka browlocks) are a class of online threats that prevent the victim from using the browser and demand a ransom. A locker is a fake page that dupes the user, under a fictitious pretext (loss of data, legal liability, etc.), into making a call or a money transfer, Continue Reading

Ticketmaster To Pay $10 Million Fine For Hacking A Rival Company – Tempemail

Ticketmaster has agreed to pay a $10 million fine after being charged with illegally accessing computer systems of a competitor repeatedly between 2013 and 2015 in an attempt to “cut [the company] off at the knees.” A subsidiary of Live Nation, the California-based ticket sales and distribution company used the Continue Reading

Google faces $400m fine over Fitbit takeover if it doesn’t wait for competition watchdog’s approval | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Google faces a fine of up to $400m if it takes over Fitbit before the Australian competition regulator completes an investigation into the transaction. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday rejected an offer from Google to enter into a court-enforceable undertaking limiting the way it would use Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms face up to £18m fine for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of up to £18m, the government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, sets Continue Reading

‘Zoom is fine, but it can’t match being back in the office’ | Business

Temperature checks at reception, spaced-out desks, contactless coffee dispensers and plastic lift-button prodders. Welcome back to work – in an anti-Covid-19 office. These features, which would have been deemed eccentric and invasive in January, are some of the measures being deployed for returning employees by one of the UK’s biggest Continue Reading

Google hit with nearly $1m privacy fine in Belgium – Software- Tempemail

Google has received a record fine from Belgium’s data protection authority (APD) of 600,000 euros (A$979,000) for not complying with European rules on a person’s “right to be forgotten” online. The 600,000 euro penalty is the largest ever imposed by APD, it said on Tuesday, and more than 10 times Continue Reading

Woolworths pays record $1m fine for spamming customers – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths has been fined $1 million for breaching Australia’s anti-spam laws more than 5 million times over the course of a year. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said the $1,003,800 infringement notice is the largest it has ever issued. The fine was handed down – and paid – Continue Reading

UK vaccine trial volunteer says she is ‘doing fine’ after online death rumours | World news- Tempemail

One of the first people to be injected as part of UK human trials for a coronavirus vaccine has said she is “doing fine”, after a fake article about her death was circulated on social media. The article claims that microbiologist Dr Elisa Granato, who took part in the trial Continue Reading

French authorities fine Apple $1.2 billion over anti-competitive practices

What just happened? For creating illegal agreements within its distribution network and abusing the “economic dependence” of independent sellers, Apple was fined €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) by the French Competition Authority today. The amount is the largest ever slapped by the country’s watchdog, which also handed out separate fines to Continue Reading