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ISPs May Start Selling Internet Browsing History

On March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted to revoke the internet privacy regulations the FCC pushed last year. The rules protected private citizen data by restricting access to internet browsing history by internet service providers—when used as a source of revenue. A corporation like AT&T or Comcast now needs subscriber’s permission before sharing such data. ISP companies inherently observe ... Read More »

Australia Sees Its Largest Data Breach in History

Australia has seen its largest data breach ever recently. Over a million medical and personal records belonging to Australian citizens has been found online. It happened that 1.28 million donor records contained in a 1.74 GB file were sent to security expert and operator of haveibeenpwned.com, Troy Hunt by an anonymous party on Tuesday. The anonymous source told Hunt that ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency hacks: The Biggest Heists In Blockchain History

Cryptocurrency is as hack-proof as it gets depending on the coin itself and on the hashing power that supports it. Their decentralized nature ensures that there is no single target to hack, and the blockchain itself ensures that no double-spending going on. Despite this, there have been some attack vectors that were exploited by hackers, allowing them to successfully (or ... Read More »

FBI Wants: EC Privacy Act To Allow Warrantless Access To Browsing History

At the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s request, lawmakers gave in an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). This allows the government to get a national security letter (NSL) instead of a warrant, a subpoena that doesn’t require a judge’s approval. The Senate Intelligence Committee panel recently voted down an authorization bill with the NSL amendment, however, it was ... Read More »

Hackers Carrying Out Largest Theft Of Customer Data In US. History Facing Prison

Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron, two hackers have been charged with arranging and executing massive cyber attacks against financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers in the United States. This includes the largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history, which is the U.S. Financial Sector Hacks. The two man were also charged with the manipulation ... Read More »