Google to launch Project Strobe in the autumn

On 15th October 2019, Google will launch Project Strobe as part of its bid to stop Chrome extensions from harvesting users’ personal data, reports reveal. The development falls within wider efforts among big tech firms to place bigger protections on users’ personal information and to give more priority to cyber-security. Under Project Strobe, software developers […]

Interview: Behind The Great Hack, with David Carroll

Released this summer on Netflix, The Great Hack is a documentary that explores the murky data-sharing relationship between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. To briefly recap, in 2014, the private data of up to 87 million Facebook users fell into the hands of UK-based Cambridge Analytica, a data intelligence company, or “full-service propaganda machine” if you […]

Over 50% of organisations believe attackers can infiltrate their networks

In the CyberArk Global Advanced Threat Landscape 2019 Report, only half of organisations believe they can stop cyber attacks. The report surveyed 1,000 global organisations and identified that although organisations view privileged access security as a core component of an effective cybersecurity program, this view has not yet translated into action.  This is evidenced by […]

Kazakhstan’s new online safety tool raises privacy concerns

The Kazakhstan government has started instructing Internet service providers (ISPs) to force users to install a new security certificate.  The government-issued certificate will allow government agencies to decrypt users’ HTTPS internet traffic, examine its content and then re-encrypt it with their certificate before being sent to its destination.  Since Wednesday 17, 2019, Kazakh internet users […]

Equifax close to paying around $700 million to settle data breach lawsuits

The credit reporting agency is nearing a deal to settle state and federal investigations into the 2017 data breach.  The Equifax data breach compromised the personal information of over 145 million US citizens. Names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and many more personal details were among the data that had been exposed. According to The […]

Over 60 US colleges breached via ERP exploit

The US Department of Education announced in a security alert that 62 colleges and universities have been compromised by hackers.  The hackers have been found exploiting a vulnerability in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) web app. The vulnerability only occurs in several versions (8.8.3, 8.8.4, and 8.9) of Ellucian Banner Web Tailor, which allows organisations […]