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Cybersecurity
Yahoo proposes US$117.5m breach settlement - but will it be enough?
April 2019
Judge Lucy Koh must decide if Yahoo's previous dodgy settlement tactics are forgiven in this latest proposal.
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Dark web
617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web
February 2019
It may not be the first time the databases have been offered for sale.
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Cloud
Amazon customers irate after 'technical error'
November 2018
Amazon isn't providing enough details about the error - and customers aren't happy.
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Cybersecurity
Search and destroy: Secure your web apps with zero false-positives
August 2018
ImmuniWeb On-Demand is a perfect choice for one- time application security and privacy testing.
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Online tools
Four free tools to help lock down your web security
August 2018
With ever-tightening budgets it can be difficult to convince your managers to invest in security tools.
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Application Security
Global application security firm launches VAR channel partner programme
June 2018
A Swiss-based application security testing firm has launched a global value-added reseller (VAR) channel partner programme.
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GDPR
Optics firm hit with biggest data breach fine in French history
June 2018
The CNIL has fined a French optics firm €250,000 - the biggest fine ever dealt to a French company.
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Cybersecurity
175 days to detect a network intruder in EMEA - just 77 in US
April 2018
A study has revealed the median time for an EMEA business to detect an intruder is more than double that in the US - and it's much worse in APAC.
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Cybersecurity
Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
March 2018
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.
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Cybercrime
Report uncovers big business of cybercrime – but just how big?
March 2018
'Would you like anything else with your $10 DDoS attack-as-a-service sir?' Armor's report paints a disturbing picture of the cybercrime market.
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Cybersecurity
Musk says AI 'more dangerous than nukes' - expert stays optimistic
March 2018
Elon Musk spoke at SXSW and used examples of AI's rapid advancements to show why it ‘scares the hell’ out of him - Kolochenko remains optimistic.
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Cybersecurity
Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
March 2018
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
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Cybersecurity
Exclusive: Is cybersecurity losing because it’s too profit-focused?
March 2018
“Given their pay is never guaranteed, cybercriminals are outperforming the 'good guys' in many particular aspects only because they are 'hungry'."
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Cybersecurity
Expert: Farce involving Russia’s US elections breach needs resolving
March 2018
Multiple US officials have announced the intelligence community had evidence that states had been compromised by Russia but didn't tell anyone.
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Malware
Not-for-profit Bug Bounty project surpasses major milestone
February 2018
​The Open Bug Bounty project has reached 100,000 fixed vulnerabilities and is showing no signs of slowing down with changes on the horizon.
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Cybersecurity
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
February 2018
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
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Cybersecurity
Coincheck promises £380m refund after massive cryptocurrency breach
January 2018
This has been deemed the largest cyptocurrency breach of all time but Coincheck has been praised for promising to refund its 260,000 customers.
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Cybersecurity
Police say everyone in UK has been hacked – Expert says not quite
November 2017
UK's Police representatives have revealed virtually everyone in the country has been hacked, however, High-Tech Bridge's CEO disagrees.
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Cybersecurity
Experts discuss implications of massive Paradise Papers leak
November 2017
​The recent news about the huge leak of financial documents has caused waves around the world.
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Cybersecurity
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
October 2017
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?