Final thoughts about Maladvertisement Campaign

StormEye believes these maladvertisements and acts of phishing will be abated, and more people will fall victim. Whilst regulatory monitoring and the resulting punishment might deter, as the cyber world has no geographical, the deterrent effect is limited. StormEye strongly suggests the old caveat emptor should still be faithfully followed by users of internet lest…

Comparison between GDPR, PDPO and SB-327 (California’s new IoT security law)

It is important for organizations and companies to protect an individual’s data privacy. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Personal Data Privacy Ordinance(PDPO) and California’s new IoT Security Law (SB-327) are laws that regulate personal data usage and security of devices. Below will explain the difference between these laws in terms of background information, coverage, individual…

Background of the Maladvertisement Campaign

In July 2019, StormEye, in its routine scouting over online security landscape, spotted irregularities in multiple Facebook advertisements related to Mr. Alan Tam’s investment of Bitcoin. The series of advertisements triggered StormEye’s alert system which ran on the back of Facebook softened the advertisement policy related to cryptocurrency and blockchain and the speech made by…