Ever since she played her first game of Super Mario back in the 90s, Ivana was hooked on technology.  Years later, she started her career working for a company that sells EU GDPR documentation. This job has thought her the importance of proper data collection, storage, and handling. Soon she realized that dealing with customer information was something many companies found challenging and that many individuals are ignorant about the amount of data they leave online. This inspired here to launch DataProt - a website that educates people on internet privacy and gives cybersecurity advice.
Hacker who tried to blackmail Apple sentenced, spared jail time
A 22-year-old would-be hacker from North London has been sentenced following an unsuccessful attempt to blackmail Apple out of $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards. Kerem Albayrak was given a suspended two-year jail term, community service and an electronic curfew after pleading guilty to blackmai
Would you fall for this phishing scam? 61% of Americans would
A recent survey revealed that the majority of Americans are at risk of falling victim to phishing scams. Conducted by cybersecurity firm Avast, the survey showed respondents two screenshots of the Amazon.com login page. Although seemingly identical, one was a screen capture of the actual login pa
Infographic – Be safe: Use a VPN
Protect your internet privacy, find the Best VPN. Which sites you visit in the wee hours of the night should be your business and your business only. Not your Internet service provider’s, not the government’s, nor any other eavesdropping nosey parker’s. You don’t even have to have anyt
Data governance market to grow to $4.8 billion by 2024
The data governance market is projected to grow significantly in the coming five years. According to research from analysts at MarketsandMarkets, the sector’s market is poised to increase from $1.8 billion in 2019 to $4.8 billion by 2024. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%.   The
Zeppelin ransomware targets Western tech & healthcare companies
A new kind of ransomware is going after technology and healthcare companies across Europe, the US and Canada. The malware goes by the name Zeppelin and is based on VegaLocker, another family of network-encrypting malware.   Described as highly configurable, Zeppelin has experts worried since
Creepy hacks target Ring security cameras
The world of IoT is teeming with nightmares as hackers gain remote access to family homes through security cameras.  Families from Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Texas have reported unauthorized logins and widespread misuse of their Ring security-camera systems. One chilling story comes f
Police raid NGINX Moscow office
Russian police raided the Moscow office of the US-owned web server company NGINX and detained a number of employees on Thursday. Among those arrested were NGINX cofounders Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. The raid comes after Russia’s search engine giant Rambler filed a copyright infringemen
Facebook & Apple under pressure over encryption plans 
Tech giants are coming under mounting pressure from US lawmakers to make private customer data accessible to law enforcement.  In a rare show of unity, both Republicans and Democrats grilled Apple and Facebook  executives during a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week. 
A degree won’t get you better pay in cybersecurity, survey shows
A recent survey revealed that a degree doesn't guarantee higher compensation when it comes to careers in cybersecurity. The 2020 Cyber Security Salary Survey showed that salary ranges were similar regardless of whether employees had a degree in computer science or a related field. More than 1
Infographic – What you need to know about TOR
The iceberg metaphor may be overused, but it’s the best one we’ve got. The internet we usually surf is just the tip, and vast amounts of data is being stored below the surface. The Deep web is 500 times larger than the regular old internet of Google and Facebook. It’s where all the protecte
Over 750,000 Birth Certificates Exposed Online
More than 750,000 Americans had their personal details exposed on the internet after an online platform, which allows residents to request copies of vital records, failed to properly store the data.  The third-party supplier handled applications for copies of birth certificates and other records
Facebook Sues Ad Company for Hijacking Accounts
Facebook is suing a Hong Kong-based company that it alleges used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of user accounts to target users with fraudulent ads. According to the filed lawsuits, ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd. used the ads to promote counterfeit goods. Chinese software