The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint alert to warn about the growing threat from voice phishing or "Vishing" attacks targeting companies. "In mid-July 2020, cybercriminals started a vishing campaign-gaining access to employee tools at multiple companies with indiscriminate targeting - with the end goal of monetizing the access."
On this week's Threatpost news wrap, the team discusses Facebook's FTC fine for its data security practices, a report that Amazon is collecting Echo users' geolocation data, and more.
Amazon is under fire for its privacy policies after a Bloomberg report revealed that the company hires auditors to listen to Echo recordings.
After one German user requested a copy of their Alexa voice history under the GDPR, he got another user's data in the process.
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