Episode 303

Episode #303: Edwin Kwan: Chrome Users Infected via Fake VPNs in Video Game Torrents; Ian Garrett: 6 Key Aspects of SEC Rules for Data Breaches; Olimpiu Pop: Cybersecurity Legislation (CRA, US Legislation); Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History

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The stories we’re covering today.

Marcel Brown: December 28th, 1895. The world's first projected movie screening takes place at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris, France. 33 people attend at the admission price of 1 franc each to view 10 films at about 50 seconds each.

Edwin Kwan: Three malicious Chrome extensions disguised as VPNs infected approximately 1. 5 million users. The extensions - netPlus, netSafe, and netWin - were distributed through an installer hidden in pirated copies of popular video games like Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed.

Ian Garrett:  New Year, New Data Breach Disclosure Rules issued by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission to reshape the cybersecurity landscape for publicly owned companies. Recently, starting on December 18th, these companies must now comply with the stringent rules requiring them to disclose material cyber incidents within 96 hours.

Olimpiu Pop: The EU Cybersecurity Schemes, born from the EU Cybersecurity Act, are being developed for different industry categories such as ICT, Cloud services and 5G networks, and will consist of a comprehensive set of rules, technical requirements, standards and evaluation procedures for certification.

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