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Security Experts Expect Big Data Breaches This Holiday Season

We should expect to see more retail data breaches over this holiday season, said one Department of Defense cyber security contractor in comments this week. Speaking with International Business Times, Robert Twitchell, CEO of Dispersive Technologies said “It’s just a matter of when they’re going to get hacked, not if.” “It would be a surprise Read More


Cybercrime Costs Companies $12.7M Each Year & Growing

You might think that cybercrime costs are very high and they cannot possibly get higher than this, but you’d be wrong. A Ponemon Institute study sponsored by HP has found that the average cybercrime cost of major organizations in the US is $12.7 million/year. This shows a 9.3 percent increase from 2013. Globally, this figure Read More

Banking Fraud on the Rise in the UK

Banking fraud is on the rise in the UK, despite the rollout of complex encryption methods, says the Financial Fraudulent Action (FFA) group. New figures released by the UK’s FFA show that remote banking and credit card fraud increased dramatically during the first six months of 2014. The fraudsters are using computer viruses to extract Read More

Chinese Hackers Steal Sensitive Data Related to the MH370 Investigation

A report published in Malaysia’s The Star newspaper claims that hackers have stolen sensitive data from the work computers of Malaysian officials who are involved in the hunt for the missing flight MH370. The hackers then sent the stolen data to China. Computers belonging to the officials at the Civil Aviation Department and the National Read More

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US Privacy Official Leaves the White House

The White House’s first privacy-focused official, deputy CTO Nicole Wong, has left her position with little explanation after just over a year. Wong previously held positions such as director of legal products at Twitter and deputy general counsel at Google, the latter of which involved making calls on censoring certain content on YouTube and in Read More

Facebook Facing New Class Action From Max Schrems

Austrian privacy activist and frequent enemy of Facebook, Max Schrems intends to launch a class action suit against the social network and is appealing to its billion or so users to join him. Schrems will be filing a claim in a court in Vienna and has posted a new website calling on other Facebook users Read More

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Big Data Against Cybercrime – The “Big” Powers and Limitations

The constant battle to secure data such as intellectual property or financial information can be won using big data analysis. With the development of technology, there are newer areas with security risks. For example, it is important to analyze the security of private data on the cloud, and the ability to distinguish valuable information from Read More


CISA Bill Passed By Senate Committee Despite Privacy Concerns

The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the CISA (Cyber Information Sharing Act) bill on Tuesday to enhance cybersecurity, but it raises concerns among privacy advocates, who warn that it may give the NSA (National Security Agency) greater access to personal information of US citizens. Devised by Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein Read More