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Our personal health history is too valuable to be harvested by the tech giants | Eerke Boiten

Action to prevent deeper access to our private lives and data is more essential than everHealth data paints a rich picture of our lives. Even if you remove your name, date of birth and NHS number to “anonymise” yourself, a full health history will reveal your age, gender, the places where you have lived, your [...]

By |2020-02-16T02:15:22-05:00February 16th, 2020|cybercrime, Data and computer security, DeepMind, google, Health, Internet, NHS, Society, Technology|Comments Off on Our personal health history is too valuable to be harvested by the tech giants | Eerke Boiten

FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

On the upside, the Bureau recovered more than US$300 million in funds lost to online scams last year The post FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-02-13T15:21:08-05:00February 13th, 2020|cybercrime|Comments Off on FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

FBI: $3.5B Lost in 2019 to Known Cyberscams, Ransomware

Cybercriminals double down on successful internet scams, with a focus on phishing, BEC and other defrauding schemes that have proven to work.

By |2020-02-12T08:50:56-05:00February 12th, 2020|$3.5 billion, 2019 Internet Crime Report, annual report, Business Email Compromise, Cloud Security, cybercrime, cybercriminals, FBI, Fraud, Government, Hacks, IC3, Internet, Phishing, ransomware, scams, Spoofing, total losses, Web Security|Comments Off on FBI: $3.5B Lost in 2019 to Known Cyberscams, Ransomware

Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 for massive data breach

‘Systemic failures’ found in the retailer’s management and protection of customer dataDixons Carphone has been hit with the maximum possible fine after the tills in its shops were compromised by a cyber-attack that affected at least 14 million people.The retailer discovered the massive data breach last summer and a subsequent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s [...]

By |2020-01-09T15:10:55-05:00January 9th, 2020|Business, Consumer affairs, cybercrime, Data and computer security, Dixons Carphone|Comments Off on Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 for massive data breach

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

With ever more tech in our lives, our data is vulnerable. Here are our six top tips to keep it safe in the new yearTechnology is changing our lives for the better; yet it’s also exposing us to organised crime, online scammers and hackers – and whole industries built around monetising our personal data. But [...]

By |2019-12-31T03:00:30-05:00December 31st, 2019|cybercrime, Data and computer security, Internet, Mobile phones, Smart homes, Smart speakers, Smartphones, Technology|Comments Off on Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings The post Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2019-12-27T10:26:57-05:00December 27th, 2019|cybercrime|Comments Off on Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube