A former social-media addict, Jovana was rocked out of her complacent habits when the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit the news. The cost of personal information dawned on her and her own practice of careless oversharing sent chills down her spine. Now she is committed to spreading the word about the value of anonymity and the importance of online privacy. Her psychology degree helps her understand her audience on a personal level and persuade even the most computer-illiterate that good cyberhygiene is not only necessary, but easy as well.
Senate Democrats propose Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act 
Senate Democrats are at work on a bill intended to provide federal privacy guarantees for the personal data of US citizens.  Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State, along with Democrats from four key Senate committees, introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act.  COPRA is intended
Google warns 12,000 users about government-backed attacks
Google warned more than 12,000 users in 149 countries about email attacks from a state-backed hacking group. The figures only include alerts sent out between July and September 2019.  A member of Google’s hacker-hunter unit, Threat Analysis Group, explained that the targets are generally activ
Catch restaurants hit by point-of-sale malware
Catch Hospitality Group has announced that a point-of-sale malware attack may have exposed customer data.  Popular New York City restaurants Catch NYC, Catch Roof, and Catch Steak initiated an investigation after discovering unauthorized activity on payment processing systems. The investigation
4 billion user accounts exposed on password-free server
A data breach disclosing personal information associated with billions of social media and other accounts has been discovered by security researchers at Data Viper. The numbers are chilling: Data files containing stolen personal information: 1 Terabytes of stolen personal information in t
NeverQuest creator sentenced to 4 years in prison
Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov, the Russian hacker responsible for the NeverQuest banking malware, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  In January 2017, Lisov was arrested at the Barcelona airport by the Guardia Civic.
New Jersey school district hit with ransomware
Livingston School District of Livingston, New Jersey, delayed the school day by two hours on Monday, November 25, after its servers were infected by ransomware on November 21. Superintendent Matthew Block wrote in a letter on the district website that school administrators would use the late star
T-Mobile prepaid customers hacked
T-Mobile prepaid customers hacked Telecommunications carrier T-Mobile has disclosed a security breach that targeted users of its prepaid cellular telephone services. In a statement released November 22, T-Mobile says hackers did not access passwords, financial information, or Social Security n
OnePlus suffers data breach, delays disclosure
Smartphone maker OnePlus failed to notify customers of a mid-November data breach until more than a week had passed. Unauthorized parties hacked into OnePlus servers, accessing the names, email addresses, and shipping details for about 3,000 customers in India. OnePlus took prompt steps to stop t
Women in tech statistics: Girls get tech
“By teaching our girls to code, we’re not just preparing them to enter the workforce — we’re preparing them to lead it.” — Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology If we want to pinpoint the moment women beg