German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

New Yorker accused of stealing $1m from Silicon Valley executive via SIM swap

The suspect is believed to have carried out the scam on no fewer than six executives in the Bay Area, albeit ultimately with varying success. A 21-year-old man from New York is facing charges over the alleged theft of $1 million from a Silicon Valley executive after taking control of his phone number in a … More New Yorker accused of stealing $1m from Silicon Valley executive via SIM swap

Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

As we increasingly make use of our smartphones to satisfy our shopping needs, let’s shine a light on how these hubs of our digital lives can be used to shop securely, on and around a day dedicated to online deals. Let’s get a bit statistical first. On Cyber Monday in 2017, smartphones and tablets accounted … More Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

Cybersecurity a big concern in Canada as cybercrime’s impact grows

90% of Canadians surveyed agreed that cybercrime was an important “challenge to the internal security of Canada”. According to new research being published today, most Canadians now see cybercrime as a threat to their country, while many also believe that their chances of being victimized by cybercrime are increasing. These are some of the key findings of … More Cybersecurity a big concern in Canada as cybercrime’s impact grows