Top of the news(Jan 3, 2020)

California Privacy Law Now in Effect(December 31, 2019 & January 2, 2020)
 A new California state privacy law took effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires companies to disclose what data they collect from consumers and how they plan to use them. The CCPA also allows consumers to request that their data not be sold and that the companies delete their data. The law applies to companies that have revenue of $25 million or more and that make more than half of their money selling data, and to companies that collect data on 50,000 or more individuals. California’s attorney general says the law will start being enforced until July 1, 2020.

Read more in:
– www.theverge.com
: No one is ready for California’s new consumer privacy law

US Coast Guard Discloses Ransomware Infection at Maritime Facility(December 16 & 30, 2019)
 The US Coast Guard (USCG) has acknowledged that systems at a Maritime Transportation Security Act regulated facility were infected with Ryuk ransomware. The incident resulted in 30 hours of downtime for the facility’s primary operations. The USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin does not identify the facility or indicate when the incident occurred beyond noting that it was “recent.”
Read more in:
– www.dco.uscg.mil
: Cyberattack Impacts MTSA Facility Operations (PDF)
– www.zdnet.com: US Coast Guard discloses Ryuk ransomware infection at maritime facility

Microsoft Takes Down Domains Linked to North Korean Hackers(December 30 & 31, 2019)
 Microsoft has taken control of 50 domains that were allegedly being used by North Korean hackers to launch phishing and other malware campaigns. Microsoft filed a lawsuit late last year alleging that the hackers’ activity was targeting Microsoft customers and was infringing company trademarks and brands.
Read more in:
– blogs.microsoft.com
: Microsoft takes court action against fourth nation-state cybercrime group

Mozilla to Give Firefox Users More Control of Their Own Data(January 2, 2020)
 Prompted by the California Consumer Privacy Act, Mozilla says that Firefox users will be able to choose to delete their personal data that Mozilla collects. The option will be available in the next version of Firefox, which is scheduled to be released on January 7. The option will be available to all Firefox users, not just California residents.

Read more in:
– blog.mozilla.org
: Bringing California’s privacy law to all Firefox users in 2020



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