In Brief: Dunzo database breached; Commerce minister Goyal seeks self regulation in OTT market

In Brief: Dunzo database breached; Commerce minister Goyal seeks self regulation in OTT market
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13 Jul, 2020

Hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo on Saturday reported a security breach on one of its databases, which exposed user phone numbers and email addresses, as per a report on The Economic Times. An internal investigation suggested that servers of a third party that Dunzo works with were compromised, the report said, citing CTO Mukund Jha, adding that payment details of customers were not compromised.

Union minister Goyal asks OTT platforms to regulate programmes

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal has asked the entertainment industry to regulate programmes on over-the-top (OTT) platforms themselves, as several portray India in a poor light, as per media reports. The statement assumes significance in the wake of a government proposal that suggests an institutional self-regulatory model similar to traditional media -- one that was rejected by most online video streaming platforms, The Economic Times reported. India will engage from a position of strength, the report cited Goyal as saying, adding that if any country roadblocks screenings of Indian films there, India will not allow their entertainment products to be showcased here as well.

Joker malware continues to evade Google Play protocols: Check Point

Joker, a malware that adapts to hide in the essential information file that every Android app is required to have, continues to invisibly subscribe victims to premium services without their knowledge, as per security firm Check Point. The malware reportedly uses cloaking and obfuscation techniques to go undetected and targets legitimate-looking applications. As of April 30, 11 applications detected with the malware were removed from the Play Store, the company said in a statement.