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French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand

The Europol has announced the arrest of a 25 year old French national who was involved in the cyber-attack of several companies in the past few years. The investigation that led to his arrest started last year when a group of hackers known as the “Rex Mundi” were identified to be behind a hacking case that led to the breach ... Read More »

Amazon Patent to Help Unmask Bitcoin Users by Subscribing to “Data Stream”

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, has a new patent that takes the unique authoritative opinion contrary to the decentralized pseudo-anonymous outlook for virtual currency—namely, bitcoin. The patent uses its data-stores to establish the active participants in bitcoin transactions so as to trade the said information on to a subscriber base, a crucial component that would be very useful in law ... Read More »

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported that the man went lightly with the sentence given. Similarly, a trial in a Gemünd ... Read More »

Apple data sold to the highest bidder on the darknet

Apple accounts on the Darknet have become very popular and expensive. From a new investigation conducted, hackers on average have to shell out over $15 on illegal markets to get an Apple ID. Nevertheless, Amazon, Gmail, Facebook or Netflix accounts are significantly cheaper. The VPN comparison service, Top10VPN, conducted a survey on various marketplaces on the Darknet to determine cracked ... Read More »

U.S. Healthcare Sector Records Rise in Data Breaches

Hackers last year targeted multi-million dollar companies, personal information, bank documents and login credentials. They also expanded their business into the healthcare sector. It is no secret that the world we live in now is seeing ransomware and hacking incidents more than ever and that makes everyone a target. Healthcare organizations or the Health sector last year alone recorded 233 ... Read More »

Hacker Arrested for Selling Stolen Data on the Darknet

A press release from the Bavarian Central Office of Cybercrime revealed that an extensive investigation led to the arrest of a talented 24-year-old hacker who sold hundreds of thousands of stolen usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers on the darknet. Authorities found and arrested the man at his apartment in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The investigation started in 2016. According ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN is Leaking Users Data and Location

A security researcher has found that one of the world’s largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers is leaking users private information. Hotspot Shield, which has been downloaded over half a billion times and has been in operation for over a decade, has a bug which can reveal what country a user is located in, as well as leak the name ... Read More »

Personal Data Protection in Russia

On July 1, 2017 new amendments on personal data came into legal effect in Russian legislation. They dictate new rules on processing and storage personal data, and impose additional requirements on service providers. At the present moment Russian IT infrastructure migrates to cloud storages. As is in European countries this tendency is enforced by legislation, specifically Federal Law 152 “Personal ... Read More »

Italian Police Released 2017 Cybercrime Data

In a recent press release, Italy’s Polizia Postale shed some light on their operations and arrests in 2017. The Polizia Postale investigates communication crime, including cyber terrorism, hacking, child pornography, and general cybercrime. Last year, in particular, the police noticed an uptick in the use of the darknet in crimes involving child abuse or solicitation. They have sworn to adapt. ... Read More »

India’s National Internet Registry Breach, Data Spotted On Darknet

Over 6,000 businesses in India have been reportedly breached by an unknown cyber criminal. The enterprise arm of IT security firm Quick Heal, Seqrite claimed they spotted over 6,000 sensitive information of organizations including service providers, banks and government put up on the Darknet for sale. According to the information, the nation’s internet registry was also hit by the attack, ... Read More »

Sweden May Introduce VPN Surveillance and More Data Retention Requirements

According to documents obtained by Swedish internet service provider Banhof, the Swedish government appears to be interested in increasing the country’s data retention requirements, and may even be interested in starting surveillance of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other anonymization services. Data retention requirements in Sweden first took effect in 2010. Privacy advocates such as Rick Falkvinge, the founder of ... Read More »