#privacy: Study shines light on Cybercrime-as-a-Service

Cloud security-as-a-service provider Armor has released its annual Black Market report which shows that cybercrime-as-a-service is thriving, with cybercriminals staying ahead of the game by offering a raft of new goods and services – and even after-sales support. Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU), part of the company’s Security Operations Centre (SOC), which specialises in gathering knowledge about […]

#privacy: BEC scams cost organisations $26 billion

In a Public Service Announcement, the FBI found that Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams continue to grow and evolve.  In the announcement it was revealed that between June 2016 and July 2019, BEC scams have cost organisations worldwide £26,201,775,589. The total is based on complaints reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  The […]

Two-way deal: Privacy Pioneer Max Schrems talks data transfers at PrivSec Dublin

Coming to Dublin’s Convention Centre on 23rd and 24th September 2019, PrivSec Dublin will bring together a global audience of senior decision-makers and privacy specialists to explore the bonds between data privacy and security.   As Brexit negotiations continue, confusion lingers over how companies that transfer personal data beyond British shores can continue to do […]

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency poses a threat to “monetary sovereignty”

France has announced that it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra’s cryptocurrency in Europe.  The French Economy and Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire said at an OECD conference on cryptocurrencies: “I want to be absolutely clear: In these conditions, we cannot authorise the development of Libra on European soil” Earlier this year Facebook announced […]

#privacy: Research reveals the unlikely targets of business network hacks

Research by Probrand found that 43% of UK businesses have suffered a data breach in the past year. The survey of 1,075 UK workers in full or part-time employment, found that 72% of companies who suffered a data breach in the past year found that network infiltration had came from an unsecured wireless device, such […]

#privacy: UK reminds UN security group that global cyber-security fight needs collaboration

Britain’s representative to a United Nations cyber-security group has spoken out about the need for more money to be directed into cyber defence capacity. The representative also called for greater respect to be paid to international law processes within digital transformation, in an address to the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) held to develop information […]

#privacy: Telegram bug that improperly deleted messages is now fixed

The messaging app has now resolved a privacy issue which allowed users to recover images and videos that had been “unsent” by other users. Telegram has a feature whereby users “unsend” sent messages from other people’s inboxes, however security researcher Dhiraj Mishra found that although Telegram had removed the messages from a user’s device, any […]