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.
Communications firm creates deepfake detection and response team
Comprehensive assistance on detecting, tracing, and responding to misleading “deepfake” media is available from a cross-discipline team at Marathon Strategies of New York and Washington, DC. Deepfakes are fraudulently altered video and audio files that make it seem that targets are doing or s
Phishing email scam costs Texas school district $2.3 million  
An FBI investigation is underway after a Texas school district lost about $2.3 million in a phishing email scam. The Manor Independent School District is based outside of Austin and encompasses more than 9,000 students.  The attackers didn’t use state-of-the-art malware or complex hacking. Ins
St. Louis resident convicted for using stolen information to file tax returns
Babatunde Olusegun Taiwo, a St. Louis resident, will serve a four year prison sentence for filing fraudulent tax returns using citizens’ stolen personally identifiable information (PII). Taiwo and his co-conspirators filed more than 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, totaling over $12 million. The c
Multiple TikTok security flaws found & fixed
One of the world’s most popular smartphone apps, TikTok, had serious flaws that made users vulnerable to information exposure and partial account takeover.  Researchers at CheckPoint, a renowned cybersecurity company, identified the multiple vulnerabilities.  The SMS verification protocol
Firefox update fixes zero-day vulnerability
The latest update to Firefox (v72.0.1) patched up a ‘type confusion’ vulnerability in Mozilla’s beloved browser. The zero-day vulnerability impacted IonMonkey, which is a JavaScript JIT compiler for SpiderMonkey.   A ‘type confusion’ exploit manipulates the memory allocation of inp
Xiaomi smart camera users get a sneak peek into strangers’ homes
Smart camera owners linked to Google were able to see inside strangers’ homes due to a security glitch from Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.  The mishap was reported by a Reddit user who shared still images of strangers, including a man sleeping in a chair, a security camera view of a porch, and a s
Apple set to enforce verification requirements for macOS app
Apple recently announced that developers who create Mac apps outside the Mac App Store will be obligated to submit them for the notarization process starting from February, 2020. The process is designed to ensure that the distributed software has undergone a detailed inspection by Apple for possi
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