The MPAA is attempting to apply a new tactic in tackling piracy, the International Trade Commission (ICT), which would allow data to be stopped ‘at the border’. According to a leaked document and two public filings (1)(2), the movie industry is trying to have digital transmissions regulated much like imported goods and apply this law Read More
Author: Dan Virgillito
More than 80 percent of ‘dark net’ traffic is to sites hosting child-abuse content, according to a University of Portsmouth study of Tor ‘hidden services’ websites but some researchers have pointed out possible skewed results in the findings.
Researchers from a US-based cybersecurity firm have discovered malware, believed to be Chinese, that was used to infect visitors to a range of Afghan government websites.
On Wednesday, the SEA (Syrian Electronic Army) penetrated the website of business news site International Business Times, breaching the publication’s CMS (content management system) and threatened to wipe out the entire site if it continues to publish ‘false news’ about Syria. The anonymous hacking group also deleted an article pertaining to Syrian violence.
A reporter in Tuscon, Arizona has been denied access to public records related to the use of stingrays, also known as cellphone trackers, under Arizona’s public records act.
Security consultant Mike Katz-Lacabe recently filed a request for records related to Stingray technology, which mimics a cellphone tower and exposes data from smartphones, used by the San Jose Police Department in a case.
US Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a new bill that bans the government from planting backdoors into US tech electronics and software. The ‘Secure Data Act’ is aimed to protect data security and privacy of all US citizens.
The IRS (Internal Revenue Agency) has not completely secured its system that calculates fees for pharmaceutical firms and health insurers under Obamacare, according to a report by an inspector general.
Hackers are taking advantage of new malware called Dare Devil (stylized as “d4re|dev1|”) created to steal financial payment card data from PoS terminals and also attack electronic kiosks and vending systems.
UK Internet users are reusing passwords and exercising poor password practices, which is putting their data at risk, according to a new study. In a survey conducted by TeleSign of more than 2,000 consumers, the mobile identity company discovered that 62 percent of consumers risked compromise of their online accounts and other similar credentials because Read More