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Keeping ransomware cash away from your business

A ransomware gang has made headlines for donating a big chunk of stolen funds to two charities. Two separate donations given to Children International and The Water Project rang tills to the tune of $10,000 each. Their reason was that they’re targeting “only large profitable corporations, we think it’s fair that some of the money they’ve paid will go to char
Publish At:2020-10-27 15:23 | Read:2536 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware bitcoin charities charity donations illeg

Apple removed iOS VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance to censorship law

In compliance with Chinese Internet monitoring law, Apple has started removing all IOS VPN apps from it App Store in China. The company complies with a request from the Chinese Government that wants to strict censorship making it harder for netizens to bypass the Great Firewall system (aka Golden Shield project). The Golden Shield project allows China to c
Publish At:2017-07-30 11:50 | Read:7844 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Apple Censorsh

With Less Than 1 Year To Go Companies Place Different Priorities on GDPR Compliance

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in one year from now, but a large number of firms are far from prepared. It feels like Y2K all over again. We are less than one year until the impact of the GDPR is realized, no one is certain what will happen, and everyone is taking a different approach to mitigation. In April 2016,
Publish At:2017-05-30 05:10 | Read:10377 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations GDPR Law priva

GDPR is Coming – Penalty Primer

It has been eight months since the Court of Justice for the European Union struck down the 15-year-old Safe Harbor arrangement between the EU and US. At the time, there was a good deal of consternation over the future of EU-US data exchange and just how businesses would continue to operate.Despite several fits and starts, parties on both sides of the pond wo
Publish At:2016-07-18 12:55 | Read:10880 | Comments:0 | Tags:Connecting Security to the Business Featured Articles data G

Jacob Appelbaum leaves the Tor Project after accusation of sexual misconduct

The popular Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum left the Core Team of the Tor Project after “sexual mistreatment” allegations. Appelbaum is recognized as one of the most active and influential digital advocates and security researchers. He is one of the few reporters to have had a preview of the NSA secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The news is shocking a
Publish At:2016-06-05 23:45 | Read:8957 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations anonymity Hacking Jacob A

WhatsApp blocked for more than 100 million users due to a Judge’s order

A Brazilian judge ordered to block access to the WhatsApp messaging service for 72 hours, it is the second time in five months. Brazilian authorities ordered ISPs to block WhatsApp today in a dispute over access to encrypted data. The order to block the messaging service for 72 hours has been issued by a judge from the Brazilian state of Sergipe,  the ISPs a
Publish At:2016-05-03 11:50 | Read:9061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Mobile Brazil Censorship

Now we know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin inventor

The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is Craig Steven Wright. The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin virtual currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is the Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright. Craig Wright publicly ad
Publish At:2016-05-02 17:35 | Read:9759 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Bitcoin Craig Steven Wright crypto

Redaction error reveals Feds ordered Lavabit to spy on Snowden

A redaction error in court-ordered release of the Lavabit case files confirmed that Edward Snowden was the target of the FBI. Lavabit was an encrypted webmail service founded in 2004 by Ladar Levison, it closed on August 8, 2013 after the US authorities ordered it to turn over its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) private keys to order government surveillance activ
Publish At:2016-03-20 19:05 | Read:10750 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Edward Snowden FBI Ladar

Brazilian police arrested Facebook Vice President for Latin America

Brazilian authorities arrested the Facebook Vice President for Latin America accused of ignoring judicial order in drug trafficking investigation. Law enforcement worldwide is increasing their pressure on IT companies for accessing users’ data, while we are discussing the San Bernardino case (aka Apple vs FBI) another news is shocking the industry, F
Publish At:2016-03-02 16:20 | Read:5870 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Brazilian pol

Two Years to General Data Protection Regulation Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs the use and privacy of EU citizens’ data and the Data Protection Directive governs the use of EU citizens’ data by law enforcement. EU Data Protection Reform was put forward in January 2012 by the European Commission to make Europe fit for the digital age. At the last days of 2015, an agreement was found
Publish At:2016-03-01 22:15 | Read:8292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security EU EU Data Prote

National Security Agency says US Govt new spying program meets security standards

National Security Agency says the US Govt surveillance programme for collecting domestic telephone records rmeets security standards The United States government’s updated spying program for gathering native people’ phone records has passed the muster as far as civil and privacy principles, the NSA (National Securi
Publish At:2016-01-18 23:25 | Read:6518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Law National Security Age

Instagram hacked! Hacker compromised the entire platform

The researcher who hacked Instagram claims he was threatened by Facebook after he responsibly reported a series of security issues. Every platform is potentially hackable, even the armored Facebook and Instagram and the independent security researcher Wesley Weinberg has demonstrated it. Of course, if the hackers ethically r
Publish At:2015-12-19 20:05 | Read:8870 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Social Networks Breaking News Facebook Law data brea

Is he Satoshi Nakamoto? Australian Police raid home of the alleged Bitcoin father

While media announced to have found the real identity of the Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Australian police raided his home in Sidney. A few hours after the media indicated the Australian expert Craig Steven Wright as the possible man behind the popular name Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, the Australi
Publish At:2015-12-10 01:00 | Read:8653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Digital ID Breaking News Law cyber security Bitcoin crypto c

EU regulation to Impose rules on firms to improve cybersecurity

EU member states and lawmakers have prepared a first draft of the EU regulation in cyber security that will force companies to improve security and report security breaches and cyber incidents. EU member states plan to impose rules in the company to prevent cyber attacks, on Monday they agreed the first draft of the regulation
Publish At:2015-12-09 06:55 | Read:5827 | Comments:0 | Tags:Laws and regulations Breaking News Law Cybercrime cyber secu

CISA Passes Senate, criticism about privacy and security

The CISA cyber security bill passes US Senate despite tech giants, privacy advocates, and civil liberties groups express their disappointment. The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that has been debated for a long because it will authorize government pe
Publish At:2015-11-02 10:30 | Read:6346 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security CISA Bill FBI in


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