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What’s All The Fuss About Protecting Your Private Data?

With over 4 billion users, no one can deny that we’re now living in the golden age of the Internet. We use the internet to get information, interact with other users, manage our bank accounts, and so on. But with the continuously rising volume of internet usage comes the increasing number of online attacks. What’s

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This Is An Honest Look At The Dangers of A DDoS Attack

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a cyber attack that causes a website or online service to crash and become unavailable for a certain amount of time. These attacks use multiple compromised systems to target a single website causing a denial-of-service to users of the affected site. A DDoS attack is known to affect

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Here’s Why CIOs Worry More About Ransomware Than Inside Jobs

According to a recent study, about 72% of all Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe corporate extortion is the number one security threat facing organizations today. This is the result of a survey conducted by Logicalis Ireland, an IT solutions firm, which covered 890 CIOs from 23 countries in the world. CIOs are very aware of

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Commercial Airliners Might Be the Next Target of Hackers

According to documents obtained by Motherboard, cybersecurity experts from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are fearing that hackers will soon find their way to successfully inflict attacks on commercial airliners. DHS claims that most commercial airliners that are being used today lack enough aviation cybersecurity. A successful commercial airliner hacking will not just

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Is The GDPR’s Hefty Penalty Forcing Ransomware Victims To Pay Up?

Experts and authorities typically discourage companies under threat of ransomware from paying the crypto fees requested to release their encrypted data. But this common response may soon become a thing of the past as fresh EU legislation that took effect last month, now known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will leverage hefty fines

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Take A Look At Why Your Cybersecurity Is So Critical

The Canadian federal government recently rolled out a new cybersecurity plan that upgrades the first iteration that was released way back in 2010. Canada’s newly released cybersecurity plan aims to deliver better protection to the country, particularly its citizens and local businesses, against rapidly growing online security threats. But cybercriminals don’t just initiate attacks on

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Understanding The European Union’s GDPR Policy

The European Union (EU) started enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last May 25, driven by the goal of fostering a global culture of promoting privacy as a right and not just as a privilege. Global companies are now choosing to adopt a unified GDPR-compliant Terms of Service, instead of implementing a separate GDPR-friendly

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This Is How The EU Exposed Serious Vulnerabilities In Portugal’s Security

European Union (EU) inspectors have identified some serious weaknesses in the security of personal data contained in Portugal’s Schengen Information System (SIS), placing the bureau in a most unfavorable position. The EU inspection team discovered vulnerabilities regarding how SIS secures its personal data database during their routine inspection. SIS is Portugal’s national police database for

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Bank Trojans On The Rise According To Cybersecurity Report

Cybercriminals are now targeting higher value victims than ransomware can ever net them. According to enterprise security provider named Proofpoint in their recently released 2018 Q1 Quarterly Threat Report, banking Trojans have infected more computers than ransomware for the same period last year. Banking Trojans are credential stealing malware that targets online banking depositors using

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Sheffield Credit Union Cyber Attack Affects Thousands of Members

A massive cyber attack at the Sheffield Credit Union has impacted thousands of its members; it’s reported that the attack has led to thousands of members getting their personal data compromised. The Sheffield Credit Union, which offers loans and savings schemes, was reportedly targeted and attacked by hackers in February; the incident came to light

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