Cyber Breaches on the Financial sector skyrocketed in 2016

More than 200 million financial services records were breached in 2016, representing a 937% percent increase over the previous year, according to data from IBM. The monetary gains associated with corporate and customer data available throughout the financial sector proved appetising to cybercriminals in a year which saw hackers switch their focus away from the …

EFF Criticizes FCC Plan to Abandon Net Neutrality and ISP Privacy

The chairman of the FCC announced his desire to abandon the agency’s net neutrality protections – which  protect online competition, free speech, and privacy from interference by Internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T – by undermining the legal authority behind those protections. Rolling back the FCC’s Open Internet Order would mean losing the only …

Cyber criminals shift target to financial advisers

Digital experts have warned that hackers could increasingly target financial advice firms now retail banks are splurging on cyber security to protect customers’ cash. Cyber security has become a hot topic in recent months, with the government launching the National Cyber Security Centre to address weaknesses in the IT systems of financial firms, particularly big …

9 of Top 10 Biggest New gTLD Registrants are Chinese

As analyzed by TheDomains: According to ntldstats.com there are 29,194,819 new gTLD’s registered, meaning that the top 10 largest new gTLD domain owners account for just over 11% of all new gTLD registrations. The largest holder of new gTLD’s owns almost 2.5% of all new gTLD’s and the top 4 largest account for 7.24%. In …

CHIS, Kids Safety online: ICANN – a huge disappointment and a worry

The Children’s Charities Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has expressed concerns that ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), is not keeping the internet safe and secure for children. A new domain, .kids, can be bought by anybody wishing to set up a new website, without any relevant safeguarding checks taking place – …

Google and Symantec in a war about each other’s security practices

Google and Symantec are engaged in a war about each other’s security practices, with all of us caught in the crossfire. As TechCrunch reports, Google believes that Symantec has been improperly issuing security certificates for tens of thousands of websites. If the search engine follows through with its threat, then Chrome will soon no longer …