Dumbphone Sales Soar, John Oliver Blackmails Congress, Cicada Chinese APT Group

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More and more young people seem to be choosing dumbphones over smartphones, but is it for privacy reasons or because it’s trendy? John Oliver, host of the “Last Week Tonight” show, used data brokers to get the digital fingerprints of lawmakers and promised not to release the data until Congress passes privacy legislation. More details on state-sponsored Chinese hacking group Cicada that hid in their victims’ networks for nine months.

**Links mentioned on the show**

Dumbphone sales skyrocket as people revolt against ‘crushing’ smartphones
https://www.activistpost.com/2022/03/dumbphone-sales-are-soaring-as-people-revolt-against-overwhelming-smartphones.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60763168?_hsenc=p2ANqtz–brM50u-TKJL3hsmOF1uEkSYZ-ZiWY2RuV7Gv_R46XTl5e4CMk7yQ7kf2bup635k-x1JHo
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/u106ob/why_have_we_decided_carrying_around/

John Oliver blackmails Congress with his own digital data
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/last-week-tonight-john-oliver-recap-season-9-episode-7-congress-data-1335598/
https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/ne9b3z/how-to-get-off-data-broker-and-people-search-sites-pipl-spokeo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Privacy_Protection_Act

Full Video – Data Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
https://youtu.be/wqn3gR1WTcA?t=1300

These sneaky hackers hid in their victims’ networks for nine months
https://www.zdnet.com/article/these-sneaky-hackers-hid-inside-their-victims-networks-for-nine-months/

Cigale: the Chinese group APT widens its targeting in its recent espionage activities
https://symantec-enterprise-blogs.security.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/cicada-apt10-china-ngo-government-attacks

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*** This is a syndicated Security Bloggers Network blog from The Shared Security Show written by Tom Eston. Read the original post at: https://sharedsecurity.net/2022/04/18/dumbphone-sales-are-soaring-john-oliver-blackmails-congress-cicada-chinese-apt-group/

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