Image-hosting website Imgur discovered at the end of last week that hackers broke into its systems in 2014, and stole the account details of some 1.7 million registered users.
At the heart of the regulation is the requirement for banks to allow licensed third-party providers (TPPs) of financial services to access securely their customer-account data, as long as the customer has given their prior consent.
Just as in past decades when cash drawers and bank vaults were targeted for theft, today’s e-shops and online banks have fallen under the scope of cybercriminals. Their “digital-focus” is just an evolutionary step beyond robbing stagecoaches in the Wild West, and banks in the 20th century.
Some three-quarters of users up to 34 years of age reported that they “definitely” or “probably” use their phone too much. Almost half (47 percent) of all ages said they make a conscious effort to pare back their mobile phone time, most commonly by keeping their devices in their bag or pocket or by switching off notifications.
Between approximately July 23 and 29, Mesri reportedly engaged in his blackmail campaign. After the TV network didn’t pay the required $6 million in digital cryptocurrency, he began leaking portions of the stolen data on July 30.
Girls Inc. of San Diego County was founded 50 years ago as a local affiliate of the national Girls Inc. The national organization was started as the Girls Club of America more than 150 years ago, to help young women who had migrated from rural communities in search of job opportunities.
For a user, it can be difficult to figure out whether an app is malicious. First off it is always good only to install applications from the Google Play store, since most malware is still mainly spread through alternative stores.
The holidays are a time when people purchase gifts for their friends, families, and yes, even for themselves. Increasingly, children are using and accessing more and more digital devices — making it important for everyone to work together to secure these devices.
German parents are being told to destroy smartwatches they have bought for their children after the country’s telecoms regulator put a blanket ban in place to prevent sale of the devices, amid growing privacy concerns.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom has issued a stark reminder and straight-to-the-point warning for all employees who might be tempted to snoop on others’ personal data.
Simple DoS attacks, which are a one-on-one affair, have been all but supplanted by DDoS attacks. The latter involve concerted campaigns from armies of devices conscripted into botnets which, as if lined up and marching in lockstep, aim to knock the unlucky target offline.
If there’s one thing we should all have learnt from our years on the internet it should be this: once you say something somewhere, it’s very hard to take it back and pretend it never happened.
Commentary on government struggles to protect internet security while stockpiling cyber vulnerabilities in order to launch attacks and gain intelligence.
Cyber vulnerability hoarding? The US government publishes its Vulnerabilities Equities Policy (VEP) and describes the process by which cyber flaws found by agencies such as the NSA are handled.
The high level of fear of cybercrime dovetails with the self-reported rates of victimization, as 25% of the respondents reported that their personal information or that of their household member has been stolen by hackers over the past 12 months.
Unless companies processing citizens’ personal data fully understand the reasoning behind the decisions made based on their machine-learning models, they will find themselves between a rock and a hard place.