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Section 230 Preempts Contract Breach Claims–Morton v. Twitter

This case involves the model Genevieve Morton. She created nude images and sold them at her website. An interloper, SpyIRL, tweeted some of the images. Morton asked Twitter to remove the images and suspend the accounts. Twitter removed the images but didn’t immediately remove the associated tweets or suspend the accounts. Morton sued SpyIRL and Twitter for the following claims: copyright, FOSTA, publicity rights, Lanham Act false advertising, privacy invasion, defamation, “contractual fraud,” N...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Law, Youtube, Court, Paypal, Copyright, Noah, Aol, Enigma, Ucl, Zillow, Grindr, Malwarebytes


Another Must-Carry Lawsuit Against YouTube Fails–Daniels v Alphabet

[I’ll discuss Justice Thomas’ latest bonkers statement later this week] Daniels, a/k/a “Young Pharoah,” posted videos to YouTube, apparently of the #MAGA genre. YouTube removed some videos, allegedly “shadowbanned” him (again, I raise questions whether that’s the appropriate term here), and allegedly kept money it should have paid to him. (This looks like a situation where YouTube applied overlapping content moderation remedies). He sued YouTube for a variety of claims, all of which fail. Perso...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Vimeo, Enigma, Aaps, Malwarebytes, Alphabet, Thomas, Murphy, Pharoah, Daniels, Alphabet Inc


The Microsoft Exchange hack shows attackers are working 'smarter, not harder,' experts say

Microsoft announced a hack in its Exchange email servers on March 3. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Security experts said the Microsoft Exchange attack means hackers are working "smarter, not harder." The recent hack has received less attention since victims were small- to mid-size organizations. But the hack could be a "test run" for a larger attack, meaning Americans must pay attention. See more stories on Insider's business page. News about a hack that impacted hundreds of thousands of glob...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, Read, Cybersecurity, Hacks, Fireeye, Malwarebytes, National Cyber Security Alliance, Coleman, Microsoft Exchange, Knudsen, Tech Insider, Ben Read


Check Your Android for Malware Clones of These Useful Apps

A handful of malware-filled Android apps has, once again, been removed from the Google Play Store, and they were all taking advantage of the latest trend in malware design: masquerading as innocent clones of useful apps to escape initial detection by Google, and transforming into crappy malware once people started…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Technology, Malware, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Malwarebytes, Mobile App, F Secure, Antivirus Software, CamScanner, Technology Internet, Brain Test


Why Is My PC Always Trying to Open a File When It Boots?

There are times when your Windows PC seems to have a mind of its own—launching programs, windows, browser tabs, or whatever else without your direct input. There’s always a reason for this activity. Your system hasn’t become sentient. However, tracking down what’s causing this chaos is always a fun exercise. And…Read more...
Tags: Malware, Software, Security Breaches, Windows 10, Computer Virus, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Malwarebytes, Computer Architecture, Antivirus Software, Microsoft Defender, Technology Internet, S Tech, Abidemi


SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks

Hackers are said to have broken into the networks of U.S. space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a wider espionage campaign targeting U.S. government agencies and private companies. The two agencies were named by the Washington Post on Tuesday, hours ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing tasked with investigating the widespread cyberattack, which the previous Trump administration said was “likely Russian in origin.” Spokespeople for the agencies did not i...
Tags: Security, Post, Microsoft, Washington Post, Government, Nsa, White House, Russia, US, Tech, Nasa, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Software, United States, Computing


Mac Malware Detections Dropped 38% in 2020, Most Still Adware

Antivirus software developer Malwarebytes today shared its 2021 State of Malware Report, which found that malware threat detections on Macs fell a total of 38 percent in 2020. In 2019 Malwarebytes detected a total of 120,855,305 threats, which dropped to 75,285,427 threats in 2020. Consumer threats were down 40 percent, but as businesses operated remotely and shifted to online work, threat detections for business users grew 31 percent. There was a drop in detections of Adware and potentially...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, United States, Rumors, Malwarebytes, TCC, MS Office, Advanced Mac Cleaner Mac Adware Cleaner, Google Software Update


Android Barcode Scanner With 10 Million+ Downloads Infects Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A benign barcode scanner with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play has been caught receiving an upgrade that turned it to the dark side, prompting the search-and-advertising giant to remove it. Barcode Scanner, one of dozens of such apps available in the official Google app repository, began its life as a legitimate offering. Then in late December, researchers with security firm Malwarebytes began receiving messages from customers...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Tech, Malwarebytes, COLLIER, Nathan Collier


Lawyer Can’t Sue Google for Bad Client Review–Lewis v. Google

Kerry Lewis is a lawyer. A putative client, “Lolo Mosby,” posted a zero-star rating and a negative review of him. I can’t find the review online, and the link in the court opinion no longer works. However, the complaint contains a screenshot of the review:   Lewis denied having a client by that name and asked Google to remove the review, which it refused. Lewis sued Google. Google defended on Section 230 grounds. This is an easy case: ICS Provider: “Courts that considered similar issues foun...
Tags: Google, Law, Green, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Thomas, Lewis, Bennett, Google Inc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Google Google, CDA, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Kerry Lewis, Lolo Mosby


Decrypted: With more SolarWinds fallout, Biden picks his cybersecurity team

All change in the capital as the Biden administration takes charge, and thankfully without a hitch (or violence) after the attempted insurrection two weeks earlier. In this week’s Decrypted, we look at the ongoing fallout from the SolarWinds breach and who the incoming president wants to lead the path to recovery. Plus, the news in brief. THE BIG PICTURE Google says SolarWinds exposure “limited,” more breaches confirmed The cyberattack against SolarWinds, an ongoing espionage campaign alrea...
Tags: Security, Startups, White House, China, Russia, India, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United Kingdom, Computing, FLO, Fireeye, National Security Council, Biden


Malwarebytes Said It Was Hacked By the Same Group Who Breached SolarWinds

US cyber-security firm Malwarebytes said it was hacked by "Dark Halo," the same group which breached IT software company SolarWinds last year. ZDNet reports: Malwarebytes said its intrusion is not related to the SolarWinds supply chain incident since the company doesn't use any of SolarWinds software in its internal network. Instead, the security firm said the hackers breached its internal systems by exploiting an Azure Active Directory weakness and abusing malicious Office 365 applications. Mal...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Tech, Malwarebytes, Solarwinds, Zdnet, Microsoft Security Response Center MSRC, Halo Malwarebytes, Marcin Kleczynski Malwarebytes


Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes was hacked by 'Dark Halo,' the same group that breached SolarWinds last year

Nicolas Armer/picture alliance via Getty Images SolarWinds hackers attacked cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, ZDNet reported.  The company's software remains "safe to use," the CEO said. Malwarebytes adds to a growing list of firms attacked by the SolarWinds hackers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The same group that breached IT software company SolarWinds last year has hacked cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, adding to the growing list of major security firms targeted ...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Cyber Security, Hackers, Malwarebytes, Solarwinds, Zdnet, Marcin Kleczynski, Tech Insider, Microsoft Security Response Center, Nicolas Armer, Natasha Dailey, Malwarebytes ZDNet, SolarWinds Malwarebytes, SolarWinds FireEye Microsoft


Best Antivirus Protection for Your Business

Antivirus protection or malware protection is essential for any business with a digital presence. As hackers get more sophisticated, protecting your endpoints with the best available solution in the market is a must and a worthwhile investment. Because without this protection, the entirety of your digital assets can be compromised. From stealing your sensitive data and that of your customers to paralyzing your operations, nothing is off the table when it comes to hackers. For this reason, you ha...
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Section 230 Year-in-Review for 2020

Section 230 had such a drama-filled year that I decided to do a separate roundup, in addition to my annual Internet Law wrapup coming soon. (I know 2020 feels like it was a decade ago…) Trigger warning: this post is a shitshow. My list of Top 10 Section 230 developments of 2020: #10: A Tsunami of Reform Bills Were Introduced.  Over two dozen Section 230 reform or repeal bills were introduced in Congress’ 116th session. In general, the bills reflected a partisan divide over Section 230: Democrat...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Fcc, Law, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, US, Canada, United States, House, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Malwarebytes, Knight Foundation


ALERT: North Korean hackers targeting South Korea with RokRat Trojan

A North Korean hacking group has been found deploying the RokRat Trojan in a new spear-phishing campaign targeting the South Korean government. Attributing the attack to APT37 (aka Starcruft, Ricochet Chollima, or Reaper), Malwarebytes said it identified a malicious document last December that, when opened, executes a macro in memory to install the aforementioned remote access tool (RAT). "The [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: South Korea, Tech, Malwarebytes, Ravie Lakshmanan


Justice Thomas’ Anti-Section 230 Statement Doesn’t Support Reconsideration–JB v. Craigslist

This is one of several pending cases against Craigslist for its alleged role in facilitating sex trafficking before 2010. In this case, the district court held that Section 230(c)(1) immunized the plaintiff’s state law claims. The plaintiff sought reconsideration due to Justice Thomas’ problematic anti-Section 230 statement in conjunction with the denial of certiorari in the Malwarebytes v. Enigma case. The court summarizes the plaintiff’s argument for reconsideration: subsequent Supreme Court ...
Tags: Facebook, Craigslist, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Enigma, Salesforce, Doj, DOE, Malwarebytes, Kik, Thomas, The Supreme Court, Ferrer, JB, New House


Justice Thomas Writes a Misguided Anti-Section 230 Statement “Without the Benefit of Briefing”–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

Last year, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a plaintiff could plead around Section 230(c)(2)(B), the safe harbor for providing filtering instructions, by claiming that the filtering was motivated by anticompetitive animus. Last week, the Supreme Court denied certiorari. This isn’t surprising–the Supreme Court takes a low percentage of cases–but it’s too bad the Ninth Circuit ruling won’t be corrected. Alongside the cert denial, Justice Thomas added a statement railing against Section 230 (starting...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Fcc, Supreme Court, Yahoo, Law, Congress, Youtube, New York Times, Vimeo, Enigma, DOE, Malwarebytes, Wilson, Thomas, Lewis


Want to Know What I Did This Summer? A Roundup of My Projects During the Pandemic Summer

I had Spring semester off from teaching, so I was on “summer” break all of 2020. That break is over now; I’m already a week-and-a-half through the semester. I’ve completed numerous projects since the pandemic shutdown (which I’m dating as March 10, when I took my last airplane flight), some of which I have not previously announced here, so this post will round up what I’ve been doing and what you might have missed. Books Published the 2020 edition of my Internet Law casebook. Published the 5th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, General, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Netflix, BYU, Doj, Malwarebytes, Knight Foundation, Ugc, Trump, Gallup


Google Defeats Account Termination Case on Section 230 Grounds (Mostly)–Enhanced Athlete v. YouTube

This is another account termination case. The plaintiff ran two YouTube channels with 145k subscribers. The opinion implies that the channels hyped a steroid-like supplement not approved by the FDA (“SARMS”). As usual with cases in this genre, the plaintiff claimed that YouTube acquiesced to these videos until it capriciously changed its mind, at which point it improperly nuked the channels. Thus, the plaintiff sued “to stop Defendants from unlawfully censoring its educational and informational...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Marketing, Fan, Fda, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Lewis, Barnes, New Hampshire Supreme Court, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Darnaa


Comments on the Internet Association’s Empirical Study of Section 230 Cases

Elizabeth Banker of the Internet Association has posted “A Review Of Section 230’S Meaning & Application Based On More Than 500 Cases.” This complements Prof. David Ardia’s comprehensive empirical study of Section 230 caselaw from a decade ago. It’s great to have a fresh look at the cases. (I’ll discuss the methodology limitations in a bit). The report’s summary (bolded for emphasis): The importance of Section 230 is best demonstrated by the lesser-known cases that escape the headlines. These d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Congress, Enigma, Usc, Malwarebytes, Ia, Shepard, Westlaw, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Stratton Oakmont, Internet Association s Empirical Study of Section, Elizabeth Banker of the Internet Association, David Ardia


Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say

An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident. The incident began late Wednesday and continued through the weekend, causing disruption to the company’s online services for millions of users, including Garmin Connect, which syncs user activity and data to the cloud and other devices. The attack also took down flyGarmin, its aviation navigation and route-planning service. Portions...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Treasury, Justice Department, Garmin, Malwarebytes, U S Treasury, Evil Corp, Dridex, Emsisoft, Callow, Maksim Yakubets, Brett Callow, WastedLocker Garmin, Later Dridex, WastedLocker


More Pre-Installed Malware Has Been Found In Budget US Smartphones (slashdot)

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile. ZDNet reports: Back in January, cybersecurity researchers from Malwarebytes discovered unremovable malware bundled with the Android operating systems on the Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end handset sold by Assurance Wireless as part of the Lifeline Assistance program, a 1985 U.S. initiative which subsidizes telephone services for low-income families. There was no way to remove a pa...
Tags: News, Malwarebytes, COLLIER, BeauHD, Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile ZDNet, ANS American Network Solutions


More Pre-Installed Malware Has Been Found In Budget US Smartphones

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile. ZDNet reports: Back in January, cybersecurity researchers from Malwarebytes discovered unremovable malware bundled with the Android operating systems on the Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end handset sold by Assurance Wireless as part of the Lifeline Assistance program, a 1985 U.S. initiative which subsidizes telephone services for low-income families. There was no way to remove a pa...
Tags: Tech, Malwarebytes, COLLIER, Assurance Wireless, Budget US Smartphones, Virgin Mobile ZDNet, ANS American Network Solutions


New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps

There's a new 'EvilQuest' Mac ransomware variant that's spreading through pirated Mac apps, according to a new report shared today by Malwarebytes. The new ransomware was found in pirated download for the Little Snitch app found on a Russian forum. Right from the point of download, it was clear that something was wrong with the illicit version of Little Snitch, as it had a generic installer package. It installed the actual version of Little Snitch, but it also installed an executable file nam...
Tags: Mac, Malware, Malwarebytes, Patch, Pirated Mac Apps, Little Snitch, New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps


ESET rushes to defend rival Malwarebytes in legal war sparked by vendor upset at 'unwanted program' labeling

Security biz, academics, tech advocacy groups ask Supreme Court to review ruling Analysis Last week, fourteen cybersecurity experts, security biz ESET, and tech advocacy groups the Internet Association and TechFreedom filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the US Supreme Court to review a 2019 appeals court ruling against antivirus maker Malwarebytes.…
Tags: Supreme Court, Software, Internet Association, Malwarebytes, US supreme court, ESET