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Cybersecurity Weekly: CISA issues cyberattack threat warning, your mute button may not work like you think and web scraping officially made legal

April 25, 2022 by Ryan Miner

CISA issues warnings amid concerns that Russia may target the U.S. with cyberattacks, your mute button may stop coworkers from hearing you, but data is still being collected and after SCOTUS action, web scraping is officially deemed legal. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Be prepared: CISA issues warning regarding threat of Russian cyberattacks

CISA has released a warning regarding concerns that Russia could target the U.S. with one or more large-scale cyberattacks.
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2. ‘Mute’ button in conferencing apps may not actually mute your mic

A new study shows that pressing the mute button on popular video conferencing apps (VCA) may not actually work like you think it should, with apps still listening in on your microphone.
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3. Lapsus$ hackers targeted T-Mobile source code in latest data breach

Messages show that Lapsus$ had access to T-Mobile’s network by compromising employee accounts, either by buying leaked credentials or through social engineering.
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4. It’s official: web scraping is now legal

The decision was a historic moment in the data privacy and data regulation era. It showed that any data that is publicly available and not copyrighted is fair game for web crawlers.
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5. Virginia police use secret GPS pings to track users phones

The case offers a glimpse into a surveillance technique that’s become commonplace for police but is mostly unknown among the general public: cell phone location tracking.
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Posted: April 25, 2022
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