Nissan Canada and Ancestry.com continue their notification of customers affected by their respective data breaches.
The highest rates of online fraud are associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this is, researchers say, a misconception: Enigma Software Group says malware infections, at least, have peaked in mid-December the past few years, and that it would even now be premature to breathe a sigh of relief.
Section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the legal authority for much US electronic surveillance, will not be renewed before it sunsets this week. Congress has deferred consideration of reauthorization until it reconvenes in January. The Department of Justice has offered an opinion that the Act as it stands permits current surveillance operations to continue into April, which is thought to give the Intelligence Community sufficient legal authority to go on as it has, at least for a few months. But final Congressional action is likely in the first months of 2018.
As the US Securities and Exchange Commission takes its first shots at regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs), observers think that this particular investment mechanism is unlikely to gain great traction until some of its security issues are worked out.
Not a threat in the wild, yet, but Trend Micro has demonstrated that high-end speakers from Bose and Sonos can be hacked and rickrolled by those of a mind to do so.
Twitter account hacked? It happens to the best, in this case John McAfee (probably through compromise of his phone).