Month: December 2016

“Yahoo knew!” – Following a company filing, Yahoo admits that they knew from 2014

Yahoo seems to have ‘put their foot in it’ following revelations about the massive data breaches.

In a recent company’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it revealed that many employees knew of the hack since 2014 and that the data breach had been a ‘recent investigation’ when the company announced the news on September 22.
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“Largest cyber-attack in U.K. banking history” – Tesco Bank may be fined millions for the recent data breach

Tesco Bank could be fined millions of pounds following its data breach that affected 40,000 customer accounts, with 20,000 of them actually having money taken from their accounts.

This is awful – and in an age where data breaches and cyber attacks are on the rise, people want to be assured that their data and their finances are safe; but that’s getting harder as it feels as though these big data breaches are happening all the time?
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“Facebook agrees to ‘pause’ its data sharing agreement” – Facebook and Whatsapp will not be sharing their users data until further notice

Thank you to the saviours that are the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)!

There has been a recent uproar when WhatsApp’s privacy terms and conditions changed to allow their parent company, Facebook, to access its users’ personal details, which included phone numbers.

The ICO has recently intervened in the Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing agreement and have managed to ‘pause’ the agreement for the time being.
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“PREDATOR” – A system that allows early detection of malicious cyber activity

protection system

Making an analysis of domain names at the time of registration is thought to be an effective way in the early detection for potential cyber-attacks and spam messages in the future.

This was noticed by American professors and the International Computer Science Institute who created the system PREDATOR: Proactive Recognition and Elimination of Domain Abuse at Time-Of-Registration.
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