Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Gary Davis accused of working as an administrator for the notorious dark web marketplace appears in a federal court in New York. A 30-year-old Irish man accused of working for the dark web marketplace Silk Road has been extradited to the United States to face charges. Gary Davis, was arrested in 2014 and charged with being an administrator … More Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

The Pew Research Center has found that over half of American citizens have been victims of data breaches in recent years. The online security survey, released on 26 January this year, revealed that 64% of adults in the US have either reported or were notified of a data breach that had impacted their personal data. … More Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined

Oliver Stone’s movie about Edward Snowden, which opens on Friday, September 16th, 2016, has a lot of people looking back at one of the biggest information security breaches in US history, the one we learned about in June, 2013. That’s when the UK-based Guardian newspaper published classified information about the mass electronic surveillance activities of … More Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined

EU-US Privacy Shield launches: Key points to this agreement

There has been a lot riding on this divisive and complicated agreement, which is why it has taken over two and a half years for all the involved parties to iron out all the details. As of July 12th, the new framework was officially adopted and put into effect. The EU-US Privacy Shield, as it … More EU-US Privacy Shield launches: Key points to this agreement

UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

UK businesses are more likely to be the victim of cybercrime than their international counterparts, according to new data from ThreatMetrix. Its analysis revealed that British enterprises were attacked more than double the number of times as their US counterparts, from both domestic and international sources – the latter tending to be from the US, … More UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

Cybercrime ‘a growing concern’ for Americans

Cybercrime is an increasingly pressing issue for many American citizens and organizations, according to a finance expert who pointed out that up to one billion data records were compromised in the US alone last year. Sarbjit Nahal, managing director and head of thematic investing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was quoted by Barron’s as … More Cybercrime ‘a growing concern’ for Americans