TeamP0ison hacker and newly minted 18 year-old Junaid Hussain of Birmingham, England – a.k.a “TriCk” pleaded guilty last week to hacking charges for a string of attacks on some of the U.K.’s leading political figures, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to a published report in The Sun.
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A University of Texas cancer center today began notifying almost 30,000 patients that their personal data was stolen after someone swiped an unencypted laptop from a physician’s home almost two months ago.
Text messages are great, but they have the annoying property of being out of the sender’s control as soon as they’re sent. That’s resulted in all kinds of fun for the Internet, and it’s also presented a big opportunity for a security company to pick up the slack and impose some sanity and privacy on these communications. A new start-up called Wickr is aiming to do just that with a mobile app that enables users to send anonymous, encrypted texts, photos and videos that self-destruct after a set time period and leave no trace for snoops.
The dram surrounding the Do Not Track specification and its implementation by browser manufacturers is set to continue on Thursday when the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing to discuss whether the proposed specification is strong enough or has been weakened by the digital advertising industry’s input.
Assange’s Asylum In The Balance, Researcher Warns Ecuador’s Deliberations Are Vulnerable To Online Snooping
With Wikileaks founder Julian Assange anxiously awaiting word from the government of Ecuador on his request for political asylum, a security researcher warns that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is handling the Assange asylum request, is using a video conferencing system that is vulnerable to online snooping.
It’s become more important than ever to protect your privacy online. Dennis Fisher and his guest, Andrew Lewman, The Tor Project, Executive Director discuss what end-users need to know and do to keep online anonymity, reduce their risk factor and ultimately put the control back in the users hands.
UPDATE: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has fined Wyndham Hotels for a string of data breaches that resulted in information on hundreds of thousands of customers being lost to cyber criminals.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is warning that the U.S. government hasn’t lived up to promises to protect the privacy of Medicare patients who use the federal government’s Prescription Drug Benefit and not following through on promises to audit organizations that store patient health information.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an independent federal agency that helps regulate futures and option markets, was hit with a data breach last month according to an e-mail statement from the Commission that circulated online late last week.
Summer travel season is well under way and considering the increasingly common reports detailing device seizures and data searches at international borders, you want to be very careful about the things you travel with.