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Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W46 Y19)

Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W46 Y19)

TRUST – SECURITY POLICY

Paris Call: Growing Consensus on Cyberspace

« The community of Paris Call signatories is growing and taking new initiative to thwart attacks that threaten our democracies, economies and public services. The number of signatories of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, announced a year ago, has nearly tripled to more than 1,000 and now includes 74 nations; more than 350 international, civil society and public sector organizations; and more than 600 private sector entities…” https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2019/11/12/paris-call-consensus-cyberspace/?_lrsc=273f7835-1cc5-4a6c-bac5-0e10ba3481b9

A Call to Action on Advancing Cyberstability: Global Commission (GCSC) Launches Final Report

« The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued today its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum….” https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-call-to-action-on-advancing-cyberstability-global-commission-gcsc-launches-final-report-300954862.html

Zurich Announces New Cyber Insurance for Manufacturing Industry

« Swiss insurance company Zurich last week announced new cyber insurance policy endorsements for organizations in the manufacturing industry….” https://www.securityweek.com/zurich-announces-new-cyber-insurance-manufacturing-industry

EU unveils new cooperation projects in training, cyber operations, naval warfare

The European Union has unveiled the latest batch of projects under its flagship defense-cooperation scheme, boosting the areas of training, cyber operations and naval warfare. https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/11/12/eu-unveils-new-cooperation-projects-in-training-cyber-operations-naval-warfare/

French government forms cybersecurity pact with major French companies

The French government signed on Thursday a three-year cybersecurity pact with eight of the country’s leading companies, as major world nations step up security arrangements in the wake of recent high-profile hacking incidents. https://news.yahoo.com/french-government-forms-cybersecurity-pact-111105643.html

Australia : National Cyber Security Committee urges vigilance as two concerning cyber security threats are in the wild

The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), with its state and territory partners, is continuing to respond to the widespread malware campaign known as Emotet while responding to reports that hackers are exploiting the BlueKeep vulnerability to mine cryptocurrency. https://www.cyber.gov.au/news/national-cyber-security-committee-urges-vigilance-two-concerning-cyber-security-threats-are-wild

Microsoft patches 74 vulnerabilities, including one zero-day, in November 2019 Patch Tuesday update

“Microsoft has released its November 2019 Patch Tuesday update, addressing a total of 74 security vulnerabilities across nine products/platforms….” https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3083712/microsoft-patch-tuesday

CYBER ATTACKS

Mexican Oil Company Pemex Hit by Ransomware

“Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Sunday suffered a ransomware attack that took down parts of its network…” https://www.securityweek.com/mexican-oil-company-pemex-hit-ransomware

Russian Accused of $20M Credit Card Fraud Extradited to US

“A Russian accused of running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud has been extradited to Virginia to face criminal charges…” https://www.securityweek.com/russian-accused-20m-credit-card-fraud-extradited-us

North Korea identified as potential source of cyber attack on Indian nuclear plant

“A recent sophisticated cyber attack on an Indian nuclear power plant aimed at ferreting out sensitive research and technical data could have originated in North Korea…” https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/north-korea-identified-as-potential-source-of-cyber-attack-on-indian-nuclear-plant

Labour suffers second cyber-attack in two days

“The Labour party has faced a second cyber-attack, a day after experiencing what it called a “sophisticated and large-scale” attempt to disrupt its digital systems…” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/12/labour-reveals-large-scale-cyber-attack-on-digital-platforms

CYBER GEOPOLITICS

In Saudi Arabia, Twitter Has Become a Tool to Crack Down on Dissent

« U.S. charges that Saudi Arabia used Twitter Inc. employees to illegally spy on social-media users are the latest allegations that authorities in the kingdom have used the platform’s popularity to crack down on critics…” https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-saudi-arabia-twitter-has-become-a-tool-to-crack-down-on-dissent-11573126932

U.S. official criticizes countries ‘opening their arms’ to Chinese 5G

« U.S. chief technology officer Michael Kratsios on Thursday criticized countries that “open their arms” to Chinese 5G networks and artificial intelligence technologies…” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-websummit-kratsios/u-s-official-criticizes-countries-opening-their-arms-to-chinese-5g-idUSKBN1XH2PJ

Aventura Technologies, Inc. and its Senior Management Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering and Illegal Importation of Equipment Manufactured in China

« A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging surveillance and security equipment company Aventura Technologies, Inc. (Aventura), located in Commack, New York, and seven current and former employees with selling Chinese-made equipment with known cybersecurity vulnerability to government and private customers while falsely representing that the equipment was made in the United States and concealing that the products were manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)…” https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/aventura-technologies-inc-and-its-senior-management-charged-fraud-money-laundering-and

Russia May Require PC, Phone Vendors to Preload Apps

“The Russian government is already working on its own version of the internet. Now, it may be preparing to deploy its own customized spyware applications as a mandatory component of the service….” https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/301768-russia-may-require-pc-phone-vendors-to-preload-apps

Huawei Chief Security Office Says U.S. Should Go After Nokia, Others, To ‘Be Fair’

« Huawei shouldn’t be the only security villain on the market. Nokia and Ericsson also have close ties with the Chinese government in Asia, meaning their equipment, too, may be susceptible to backdoor openings for high-tech espionage, Andy Purdy, Huawei’s chief security officer in the U.S. told Becky Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday….” https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/11/12/huawei-chief-security-office-says-us-should-go-after-nokia-others-to-be-fair/#3b9c55f4522d

Germany Urges EU To Crack Down On Big Tech Platforms

« Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier wrote a letter to European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, and asked for tighter regulations on Big Tech as part of a push to increase the region’s “digital sovereignty,” according to the Financial Times. Altmaier wants a more aggressive line against companies like Google and Facebook…” https://www.pymnts.com/news/regulation/2019/germany-urges-eu-to-crack-down-on-big-tech-platforms/

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban

« Canada’s spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday…” https://www.securityweek.com/canada-spy-agencies-split-over-proposed-huawei-5g-ban-media

Australian Universities Adopt Foreign Interference Guidelines

« Australia announced measures to combat foreign interference at its universities Thursday, setting new guidelines around the key areas of research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships…” https://www.securityweek.com/australian-universities-adopt-foreign-interference-guidelines

DATA PROTECTION – PRIVACY

Google’s secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower

Whistleblower tells Guardian of growing alarm over secret transfer of medical history data, which can be accessed by Google staff. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information

Two Silicon Valley congresswomen propose a new federal agency to enforce online privacy rights

« Two congresswomen from Silicon Valley introduced a new online privacy bill Tuesday that proposes creating a federal enforcement agency to protect privacy rights…” https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/05/reps-lofgren-and-eshoo-propose-online-privacy-act.html

YouTube says it has ‘no obligation’ to host anyone’s video

« YouTube is rolling out updated terms of service on December 10th, and a new line acts as a reminder that the company doesn’t have to keep any video up that it doesn’t want to…” https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/11/20955864/youtube-terms-of-service-update-terminations-children-content-ftc

DNA collection firm focus of data protection inquiry

« A State-backed company that plans to collect the DNA of hundreds of thousands of Irish people is being probed by the Data Protection Commissioner, following complaints about the way it gathers information…” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/dna-collection-firm-focus-of-data-protection-inquiry-1.4077186

Microsoft says it will follow California’s digital privacy law in U.S.

« Microsoft said in the post it was a “strong supporter” of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect on Jan. 1…” https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/microsoft-says-it-will-follow-californias-digital-privacy-law-in-u.s.-2019-11-11

Anonymous Chile Hacks Carabineros Troops, Chilean Police Forces, Leaks Data Online

« A group of hackers affiliated with the AnonOps IRC going by the name of “AnonymousChile” has claimed responsibility for a large string of hacks targeting Chile’s national uniformed police forces – otherwise known as the “Carabineros…” https://redrevolution.co.uk/2019/11/03/opchile-anonymous-chile-hacks-carabineros-troops-chilean-police-forces-leaks-data-online/

Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts this year

« So far this year, Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts on its main platform, but millions likely remain, the social networking giant said Wednesday. That’s compared to roughly 3.3 billion fake accounts removed in all of 2018…” https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/13/tech/facebook-fake-accounts/index.html

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Internet Society Deeply Concerned about Interim Injunction Ordered by Hong Kong High Court

« The Internet Society and the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter are deeply concerned about the recent interim injunction (High Court Intended Action 202/2019) ordered by the Hong Kong High Court and the effects it might have on the operation of Internet infrastructure and online communications. The Internet Society is troubled by actions like this that negatively impact Internet infrastructure…” https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2019/interim-injunction-ordered-by-hong-kong-high-court/

Human rights and economic concerns grow as internet curfew continues across Iraq

“Iraqis have once again been cut off from the internet in a government attempt to curb protester communications, dealing a further blow to the Iraqi economy and raising concerns over human rights abuses…” https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/111120191

CYBER TERRORISM

India calls for coordinated global action against cyber terrorism

« India has called for coordinated action by nations, bilaterally or multilaterally, to prevent the forces of terrorism and extremism from building presence in the digital domain…” http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=374458

DOMAIN NME INDUSTRY

Ethos Capital to Acquire Public Interest Registry from the Internet Society

« The Internet Society and Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that they have reached an agreement with Ethos Capital, under which Ethos Capital will acquire PIR and all of its assets from the Internet Society. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of next year…” https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191113005661/en/Ethos-Capital-Acquire-Public-Interest-Registry-Internet

DIGITAL ECONOMY

Dominican Republic budget proposes new tax on digital services.

« The Dominican Republic on September 26 issued its budget for fiscal year 2020, proposing new taxes on companies that operate through a digital platform, such as Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb. Additionally, the 2020 budget imposes a country-by-country reporting obligation on large multinationals…” https://mnetax.com/dominican-republic-budget-proposes-new-tax-on-digital-services-36536

CONTENT

Saudi-British MoU Emphasizes Facing Platforms of Extremist Rhetoric

« A Saudi-British memorandum devoted to the study of terrorist organizations’ messages stressed the need to observe the use of precise terminology to label extremists and terrorists, and not to give them names that would encourage sympathy for them….” https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1986481/saudi-british-mou-emphasizes-facing-platforms-extremist-rhetoric

Thai ‘fake news’ center says it analyzed 120K items in first 13 days

« Thailand’s Fake News Center is officially up and running and has announced the first arrests made in its name along with some stats on the large volume of content – including political – it is forwarding to the authorities…” https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/thai-fake-news-center-says-it-analyzed-120k-items-in-first-13-days/

265 fake news websites in over 65 countries managed by Indian influence networks: study

« As many as 265 fake local news websites in more that 65 countries, including the US, Canada, Brussels and Geneva, are managed by Indian influence networks with the aim of influencing international institutions along with elected representatives and swaying the public perception of Pakistan, a study by NGO EU DisinfoLab has found…” https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/265-fake-news-websites-in-over-65-countries-managed-by-indian-influence-networks-study/article29967820.ece

Sri Lankans fear violence over Facebook fake news ahead of election

« Sri Lankan civil society groups are sounding the alarm about Facebook’s policies in advance of the 16 November presidential election, with warnings that the company’s controversial decision to allow politicians to advertise misinformation is “inappropriate and incendiary to boot”…” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/11/facebook-sri-lanka-election-fake-news

ENCRYPTION

China’s New Encryption Law Highlights Cryptography as a Strategic Priority

« More than two years after China’s State Cryptography Administration (SCA) published an initial draft of an encryption law, an updated version of that law has now been passed by China’s National People’s Congress….” https://www.cpomagazine.com/data-protection/chinas-new-encryption-law-highlights-cryptography-as-a-strategic-priority/

INFRASTRUCTURE

Israel : New fund will pay telecom firms to deploy fiber optic cables for faster internet

« Taxes levied on phone and internet companies will then be used to incentivize those that agree to invest in infrastructure across the country, which suffers from subpar speeds..” https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-fund-will-pay-telecom-firms-to-deploy-fiber-optic-cables-for-faster-internet/

BLOCKCHAIN

Hong Kong and mainland China partner on blockchain project for trade finance

« The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city’s de facto central bank, announced the news on Wednesday, saying that an agreement has been signed between the subsidiaries of Hong Kong Interbank Clearing and digital currency institute of mainland China’s central bank, to conduct a proof-of-concept trial…” https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/46074/hong-kong-and-china-partner-on-blockchain-project-for-trade-finance

Bitcoin Called “First Successful Application of Blockchain” by State-Run Chinese Newspaper

“Chinese state news agency Xinhua has published a front-page article entitled “Bitcoin: The First Successful Application of Blockchain Technology,” according to Sino Global Capital CEO Matthew Graham…” https://u.today/bitcoin-called-first-successful-application-of-blockchain-by-state-run-chinese-newspaper

INTERNET RESOURCES

.eu operator EURid launches the Greek .ευ extension on 14 November 2019.

“After 7 years of preparations, EURid will launch .ευ, the Greek equivalent of the .eu top-level domain, during a kick-off event in Athens tomorrow…” https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/launch-eu-domain-greek-script#_blank

E-LEARNING

Index of Readiness for Digital Lifelong Learning

« Digitalisation – or the transformation of processes through new digital technologies – is changing the skills required to work and live, but also how we acquire, assess, and demonstrate our skills and education….” https://www.ceps.eu/ceps-publications/index-of-readiness-for-digital-lifelong-learning/

ICANN NEWS

Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentor

ICANN’s Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) are invited to nominate one individual each (total of seven) to serve as a mentor in the ICANN Fellowship Program. https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-13-en

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