What Can We Learn From Facebook Going Down?

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Many of us could not imagine a world without social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram. However, this became a reality for billions of users on 4 October 2021, when Facebook and its subsidiaries became suddenly and globally unavailable for more than five hours. People worldwide depend on social networks for everything from conducting […]

How Fraudsters Exploit Popular Interest-free Payment Plans

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BACKGROUND: Fraudulent activity is on the rise at some of the largest buy now, pay later (BNPL) platforms in the industry, which include Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm. With warnings of BNPL fraud particularly timely as Black Friday kicks off the critical holiday shopping season next week. Criminal gangs are exploiting weaknesses in the application process for BNPL loans […]

BotenaGo Botnet Highlights Wider Gap In Cybersecurity Preparedness

BACKGROUND: Earlier this week, researchers at AT&T Labs revealed the BotenaGo, a botnet with the potential to infect millions of routers and IoT devices. The research team at AirEye, the industry’s leading network airspace protection company, immediately recognized this as an example of “Antenna for Hire.” 

UK And US Join Forces To Strike Back In Cyber-space

The Well-Intentioned Threat of Data Protection and Privacy?

BACKGROUND: Fleming from GCHQ and Nakasone from the USA’s NSA met to address how both nations today face strategic threats in an interconnected, digital world that seek to undermine their shared principles, norms, and values.They agree that strategic engagement in cyber-space is crucial to defending our way of life, by addressing these evolving threats with […]

California Pizza Kitchen Suffers Breach Of Employee SSN

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BACKGROUND: News broke overnight that California Pizza Kitchen has suffered a significant data breach, exposing the SSNs of its current and former employees.  Currently, the breach is under investigation and the cause is unknown. The company discovered a disruption on September 15. The Office of the Maine attorney general disclosed that a total of 103,767 […]