KrebsOnSecurity reported yesterday that IT outsourcing and consulting firm Wipro had been compromised, and its networks turned against some clients. Computing this morning said the company acknowledged sustaining a successful phishing attack, is investigating, and that the attacker may have been a nation-state.
Ecuador has come under a large number of attacks, AFP reports, most of them apparently distributed denial-of-service attacks, since its revocation last week of asylum for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.
NBC News says, on the basis of leaked documents, that Facebook's public assertions of commitment to privacy have long been at best an afterthought to the social network's monetization of personal data, at worst entirely disingenuous.
The European Union has ratified its controversial copyright reform law. Critics find Articles 11 and 13 particularly troubling, note VentureBeat and others.The former establishes a link tax to compensate copyright owners; the latter makes platforms legally liable for user infringements.
YouTube yesterday flagged live-streamed video of the tragic Notre Dame fire as possible misinformation, and ran an explanatory box below such streams that offered to hip viewers to the truth by displaying images and information about the 9/11 attacks. According to TechCrunch, YouTube says the algorithm did it, and that they're sorry that the algorithm "made the wrong call." The algorithm was unavailable for comment.
More European governments decline to ban Huawei, although many acknowledge security risks associated with the company's hardware. Bloomberg observes that close regulation of 5G networks seems very likely, and that such regulation will probably significantly encumber Huawei.