On Friday October 28 2016, the ABC published a news report about the disclosure of private blood donor information from Australia’s Red Cross Blood Service (ABC 2016). The personal information of about 550,000 blood donors had been stolen, including names, addresses, and details of “at-risk sexual behaviour”. This is believed to have been Australia’s largest... Read More.
Leonia AG is a 100-year-old company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and is a global supplier of wiring systems and cable technology with 76,000 employees in 32 countries and a market cap of €1,015 Million ($1,140 M) listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange. Yet this behemoth fell prey to a fairly simple spoof email scam in... Read More.
In the midst of all the hype surrounding next-gen automobile capabilities featured on Tesla vehicles, the company receives its share of bad press when something goes wrong with a sci-fi Tesla feature. Last week was no different, when one Shanghai-based Internet security firm demonstrated vulnerabilities in the Tesla software and performed unauthorized remote control on... Read More.
Tor (The Onion Router) is now 14 years old and the biggest bugbear that users consistently moan about is speed. Riffle is proclaimed to deliver significant advances in anonymity technology, which includes both more reliable anonymity as well as being 10 times faster than Tor. It is the new anonymity joint development by MIT and... Read More.
It’s hard to believe that Dropbox is almost 10 years old. It seems to have been around forever. It’s now a $10 billion cap corporation and as close to being a household name as something as mundane as data storage can get for an operation. The numbers are staggering. Almost 500 million of us use... Read More.
The famous American criminal Willie Sutton was asked once why he robbed banks, to which he is reported to have answered, “Because that’s where the money is”. The statement is apropos to a question that many people are asking in response to the accelerating frequency of cyberattacks on hospitals. Because that’s where the personal information is.... Read More.