Security and Data Protection

Germany enforces new social media law

Germany enforces a law called NetzDG, which demands social media sites to quickly remove illegal material, fake news and hate speech

Google ‘violates’ Microsoft’s policies

Yesterday, Google published a Chrome app in Microsoft Windows Store, violating its policies

Kaspersky detects 360,000 dangerous files daily, says report

Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies reaches 360,000 a day in 2017 – 11.5% more than last year

Head of SEC warns cryptocurrency investors of scams

The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advises bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors to be careful of criminal activity and scams

Nuclear plant faces first-ever security breach

The safety systems for industrial control units used in nuclear, oil and gas plants, halting operations on Triconex industrial safety technology was hacked yesterday, according to security firm FireEye.

Donald Trump: USA government needs more cloud-based tech

Donald Trump announces the USA government needs more information technology systems, data protection, and cloud-based technologies

Schools exposed to ‘heating hackers’

According to security research firm Pen Test Partners, British schools’ heating systems are vulnerable to hackers

Bitfinex left vulnerable over costly bitcoins

Bitfinex, one of bitcoins biggest exchanges, was recently hit with a variety of DDoS attacks for the second time this month

CA Veracode urges businesses to secure software

Veracode today reveals the large gap between software creation and software security

China uses LinkedIn to target German politicians

BfV revealed to the BBC that Chinese hackers, also known as 'Fancy Bear', are using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians