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This Woman Hacked Bank’s Servers To Mine Cryptocurrency

A couple of months back, ex-Amazon employee Paige Thompson was accused of gaining unauthorized access to the cloud servers of the US-based bank Capital One and 30 other entities. Thompson, who is currently in custody, was indicted on Wednesday and charged with Wire Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse. She will be presented in front of …

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Is there any excuse for not knowing about GDPR?

The short answer to this is no there isn’t! There is so much information available online and from companies that specialise in GDPR, which can help you learn about what it is and how you can make sure your company is compliant. GDPR awareness is still low among UK businesses and many are unclear on …

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How Gmail accounts are hacked… Google research reveals the ways 

“What we learned from the research proved to be immediately useful. We applied its insights to our existing protections and secured 67 million Google accounts before they were abused.” – Google 2017 The three greatest threats to users According to Google, phishing attacks – which in case you don’t know are a method by which …

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Hostinger Resets Passwords of All Its Clients in Response To Recent Security Breach

Hostinger, one of the fine web hosting platform for average customers, has reported unauthorized access into one of their servers in the midnight of 23rd August 2019. This incident was reported over their blog and immediately sent password reset links to their millions of clients via registered email addresses. Hostinger Data Breach The breach explained: …

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You’ve Had A Breach, Now What?

Cyber breaches happen so often, that we have now become desensitised to the major cyber activity and security breaches that happen every day. Our cyber data and identity requires immediate attention to make sure it is safeguarded from cyber criminals and surprisingly it’s not hard to prevent a breach. According to statista.com, in 2018, data …

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Google’s Pichai answers to Congress: The good, the bad and the frustrating

The appearance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in front of Congress yesterday has been eagerly anticipated by those of us following the company’s tumultuous year in the face of criticism from international press, human rights organizations, and its own staff. The hearing – lasting more than three hours – was titled Transparency & Accountability: Examining …

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50 Million Google+ Accounts Compromised in Latest Data Breach, Platform to Shut Down Earlier Than Planned

The discovery of another privacy flaw has pushed Google to shut down Google+ much earlier than expected. Google announced on December 10 that it had discovered a security issue that potentially left more than 50 million accounts vulnerable in November. The revelation came shortly on the heels of a previous admission that a security lapse …

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The end of Google+ after a data breach and how it affects us

Google has decided to shut down Google+ after discovering a data breach. How should we react to the news? Not many of us were surprised to hear that Google+ will stop existing in a few months. The only surprise came in the way the news was revealed with Google announcing a data breach that led …

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Google Plus Announces It Will Shutdown After Reportedly Compromising 500,000 User Accounts

Google recently announced that it is shutting down Google+, with the service expected to cease operating by Nov. 2019. The announcement came on the heels of a report that an API bug exposed the profile data of 500,000 Google users using 438 different apps. However, Google claims the issue had been resolved back in March. The …

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Google data breach + Berners-Lee’s Solid — is the power shifting?

I don’t usually go for drastic headlines, but it does seem like some tides have been turning of late. We’ve all followed the stories of data breaches, new regulations, fake news, hacks, ever-rising privacy concerns. Not to mention this week’s discovery that webmaster Google had a breach exposing private data from as many as 500,000 …

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Cyber Attacks on Small Businesses are on the Rise, Here’s How to Stay Safe

While recent data breaches on large enterprises like Home Depot, Target, and Yahoo made headlines worldwide, a 2016 report by cybersecurity firm Symantec revealed that 43 percent of cybercrimes actually target small businesses. What’s more alarming is that the number of attacks on small business has been trending upward every year since 2011. It’s easier to …

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