Top News: Electronic Arts (EA) Source Code Stolen, Google to Face Shareholder Lawsuit, and more
Tim Cook criticizes EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act
Apple CEO Tim Cook took a dig at EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act that would force Apple to allow users to install software outside of its App Store. Cook said he believes the law would “not be in the best interest of the users” and would damage both their privacy and security. Read the full story here.
McDonald’s breach compromises customer data in South Korea and Taiwan
Last week, McDonald’s became the latest victim of a data breach that compromised data from its systems in the markets including the US, South Korea, and Taiwan. As reported by the WSJ, the breach was discovered by external consultants while investigating unauthorized activity on an internal security system.
US Supreme Court lets LinkedIn revive its case against hiQ Labs
The US Supreme Court gives another chance to LinkedIn in its bid to stop hiQ Labs from harvesting personal data from its public profiles. LinkedIn claims that the mass scraping of its users’ profiles was in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which prohibits accessing a computer without authorization. Read about it here.
780GB of data stolen including source code from EA
Hackers broke into gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) and have obtained 780GB of data, which is being advertised for sale across various underground hacking forums. The hackers stole source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used as the base for many other high-profile games. Read the complete story here.
Google to face shareholder lawsuit for hiding security risks
A US appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc, accusing the company of fraudulently hiding security vulnerabilities. The lawsuit claims that the company and its then-Chief Executive Larry Page were aware of the bugs and an internal memo on security issues but chose to withhold the information from its quarterly investor reports.