MANILA - The National Privacy Commission on Thursday ordered the social media giant Facebook to submit a Data Breach Notification Report and to provide "identity" insurance to affected Philippine-based data subjects. In an order, the NTC ordered Facebook to submit a more comprehensive report, provide identity insurance and credit monitoring, and inform data subjects in compliance with NPC Circular No. 16-03. This, after a September Facebook "security issue" on its "View As" feature has affected about millions of users worldwide, including 755,973 Philippine-based users. The agency also ordered the establishment of a dedicated helpdesk for Filipinos on privacy-related matters for up to 6 months upon receipt of the notice. Privacy watchdog probes Facebook security breach Facebook: Security flaw affected almost 50 million accounts The NTC said it does not agree with Facebook's Oct. 13 letter contending that "there is no material risk of more extensive harm occurring" from the breach. … [Read more...] about News NTC flags Facebook after security breach affects 756,000 PH users
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MANILA - The National Privacy Commission said Sunday it has begun probing the security breach reported by Facebook, which logged out millions of users last Friday. Facebook had already posted a "security update" statement, explaining how a "security issue" affected around 50 million Facebook accounts. But lawyer Kiko Acero from the commission's Complaints and Investigation Division said they still need a clearer explanation on what really happened. "Kung ginamit siya ng isang taong may malicious intent, hinahanap namin sino yung naging pabaya sa problemang 'to… Lahat 'yan tinitignan namin," he said. (If it was used by a person with malicious intent, we want to know who is liable for this problem. We are looking into all of this.) In a statement, Facebook said they took immediate measures upon learning the security issue, which caused around 90 million Facebook users worldwide to be logged out of their accounts. "Our investigation is still in its … [Read more...] about News Privacy watchdog probes Facebook security breach
Business Facebook Inc has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over the accounts, the social networking company said on Friday. 29 Sep 2018 01:15AM (Updated: 29 Sep 2018 01:35AM) Bookmark REUTERS: Facebook Inc has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over those accounts, the social networking company said on Friday.Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users, has since fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement, it said https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/security-update.Attackers stole Facebook access tokens through its "view as" feature, which they could then use to take over people's accounts. "View as" allows users to see what their own profile looks like to someone else."We do not currently have any evidence that suggests these accounts have been compromised," Chief Executive Officer Mark … [Read more...] about Facebook unearths security breach affecting 50 million users
Thai chicken exports to Japan resume after 10-year avian flu ban ends, rice bond sale to pay farmers may breach election law & 20 million (out of 50 million) Koreans victims of credit card data leak. Credit card scanner used in stores to get information from customer credit cards when they make a purchase with their card at a store. AGRICULTURE Thai chicken exports to Japan resume after 10-year avian flu ban lifted Tokyo has lifted its 10-year ban on fresh poultry from Thailand and will likely import 5,000 tonnes of raw chicken meat from Thai exporters this quarter. Japan agreed late last year to resume imports after there were no new reports of avian flu among Thai poultry for many years. Japan's government certified Thailand's food safety standard on raw chicken last month. It will resume imports by late this month. After the avian flu outbreak in 2004, Japan and Europe, two major importers of Thai chicken meat, imported only cooked chicken products from Thailand. … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: January 20, 2014
Transportation company Uber has released a statement about 2016's data hack, stating that about 380,000 users from Singapore have been affected. The US-based cab service stated on Friday, December 15, that the credit card or bank account details of its users have not been compromised. However, that does not make the risk any less real.A statement uploaded on Uber's Help page explains that the figure of 380,000 users is not definite, rather it is "an approximation rather than an accurate and definitive count because, sometimes, the information we get through the app or our website that we use to assign a country code is not the same as the country where a person actually lives."According to the company, immediate steps were taken to ensure that the data of its customers is protected when a breach was detected. Uber says it shut down unauthorised access and made its security system stronger. The breach is still being investigated by local authorities.Also Read: From WannaCry to Uber data … [Read more...] about 380,000 Uber Singapore users affected by security breach; Are you one of them?