Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

The company was left to deal with three months’ worth of IT problems. An IT contractor has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $567,000 in restitution to cover the damage he caused by deleting the majority of a company’s Microsoft Office 365 user accounts in an act of revenge, according … More Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

ESET reveals that 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application or platform. Of those, half (50%) do not know if the app they use sells their data. ESET has explored the topic of data security in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers across the UK, US, … More 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

As schools and students continue to contend with the very real cyber-risks of virtual classrooms, we share some advice for protecting children’s data and privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic is still here, with pupils and students still soldiering on mostly remotely and focusing on their education from the confines of their houses. While another semester studying … More Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users’ concerns. A little more than a week after announcing changes to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is now postponing the enforcement of its new data sharing rules until May 15th. “We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to … More WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat. The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to assist drivers in an emergency, the systems … More Car spying – your insurance company is watching you