How parents can help kids deal with cyberbullying

How parents can help kids deal with cyberbullying

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.04.2018

It feels like kids are stuck in a tech limbo. Everywhere you look, they are on their smartphones, laptops or tablets, completely engaged in a world that might seem complicated to their parents. Kids as young as 12 years old are familiar with smart devices and extremely active on social media, unaware of dangers such ... The post How parents can help kids deal with cyberbullying appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Businesses Invest Heavily toward ‘Secure by Design’ GDPR Requirement

Businesses Invest Heavily toward ‘Secure by Design’ GDPR Requirement

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 19.04.2018

Less than two months before the European Union enforces its stringent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses are rushing to achieve compliance, procedurally and technologically. read more

48 million people put at risk after firm that scraped info from social networks left it exposed for anyone to download

48 million people put at risk after firm that scraped info from social networks left it exposed for anyone to download

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 19.04.2018

Chances are that youand#8217;ve never heard of Washington-based data firm LocalBlox. But that doesnand#8217;t mean that they havenand#8217;t heard of you. And it doesnand#8217;t mean that your personal information hasnand#8217;t been recklessly exposed through their sloppy disregard for the most basic security. As Zack Whittaker of ZDNet reports, Localblox scooped up information from the personal [and#8230;] read more

Alaskan airline hacker sentenced to 5 years’ probation

Alaskan airline hacker sentenced to 5 years’ probation

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 19.04.2018

A former employee of Alaskan regional airline PenAir has pleaded guilty to felony fraud associated with hacking attacks against the company’s ticketing and reservation system in the spring of 2017, announced the US Department of Justice. Suzette Kugler, 59, was sentenced to five years of probation and 250 hours of community service. After working for [and#8230;] read more

Facebook removes 120 cybercrime groups with 300,000 members

Facebook removes 120 cybercrime groups with 300,000 members

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 18.04.2018

Some 120 closed cybercrime and scam groups were identified on Facebook by security journalist Brian Krebs in just two hours of research on April 12. Although Facebook deleted them hours after they were reported, research would likely turn up more groups, as few even bother to hide their schemes and most promote them openly. “We [and#8230;] read more

Ransomware Moving into Business-Critical Systems; Employees a Key Weakness, Research Shows

Ransomware Moving into Business-Critical Systems; Employees a Key Weakness, Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 18.04.2018

Ransomware attacks are moving away from the consumer space and into business-critical systems, encrypting entire databases and servers, commanding bigger ransom requests and inflicting more damage than ever, according to an analysis of data from 67 organizations. read more

Kremlin accused of sponsoring cyberattacks targeting US national security

Kremlin accused of sponsoring cyberattacks targeting US national security

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 18.04.2018

The Russian government is behind a number of cyberattacks that target network infrastructure devices such as routers, Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) and firewalls in US homes and businesses for cyberespionage, informs a technical alert (TA) released on Monday. The TA is a joint investigative effort between the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and [and#8230;] read more

User photo tagging brings major class action lawsuit for Facebook

User photo tagging brings major class action lawsuit for Facebook

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 18.04.2018

Users have accused Facebook of violating an Illinois privacy law by using facial recognition on photos without explicit user consent. Now, a US federal judge in San Francisco, ruled that the company must face a major class action lawsuit, according to Reuters. Facebook has been trying to get the accusations dismissed ever since it was [and#8230;] read more

US, UK, and Australian governments accuse Russia of targeting networking infrastructure

US, UK, and Australian governments accuse Russia of targeting networking infrastructure

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 17.04.2018

Government departments and private businesses are being targeted in internet attacks orchestrated by the Russian government, exploiting commercially available network infrastructure. read more

Your Protection Is Our Mission, and We’re Serious About It

Your Protection Is Our Mission, and We’re Serious About It

by Business Insights , on 17.04.2018

In 2001, a team of 30 cyber security experts in Romania had a dream: to provide excellent protection in the rapidly growing, often dangerous new world of the internet. Today, more than 1,300 security experts on three continents work passionately to offer security solutions for more than 500 million users in 150 countries. read more

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