Month: January 2019

Many organizations are scrambling to understand the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which the California legislature passed in June 2018. It will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The California attorney general is responsible for enforcing the law. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents many new rights regarding how their
It’s 2019 and technology is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent than ever. With more technology comes greater connectivity. In fact, by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion internet-connected devices around the world. This equates to more than four devices per person. As we adopt new technology into our everyday lives, it’s important to consider
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Wednesday its effort to “map and further disrupt” a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade. Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is believed to be part of “Hidden Cobra“—an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors’ group often
Digital transformation is exposing organizations to greater IT complexity and cyber-risk, according to new global research from Thales eSecurity. The security vendor polled 1200 execs with responsibility for IT and data security in nine countries around the world to compile its 2019 Thales Data Threat Report. It found that over a third (39%) class themselves as
AT&T just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company generated $47.99 billion in revenue with adjusted earnings per share of 86 cents that exclude special items. Wall Street analysts had expected earnings per share of 86 cents and $48.5 billion in revenue. In other words, earnings per share are right
Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more… when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We’ve all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important
WeChat isn’t the only one doubling down on lite apps. Ever since China’s messaging titan introduced “mini programs” two years ago, a handful of its peers including Alibaba and Baidu have followed with their own manifestations. Alipay, the payments solution affiliated with China’s ecommerce juggernaut Alibaba, today announced it surpassed 230 million daily active users and
Among the increased number of malicious JavaScript email attachments observed in January 2019, ESET researchers have spotted a large wave of ransomware-spreading spam targeting Russian users January 2019 has seen a dramatic uptick in detections of malicious JavaScript email attachments, an attack vector that mostly lay dormant throughout 2018.  Among the “New Year edition” of
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of IT professionals are more concerned about data privacy and security than they were two years ago, but their poor online practices continue to drive cyber-risk, according to a new study published on the EU’s Data Protection Day. Also known as Data Privacy Day in North America, the awareness-raising event was originally slated
Smart TVs give viewers instant access to streaming apps and provide a never-ending supply of binge-worthy shows and movies. But does this convenience come with a cost? Are internet-connected TVs as vulnerable to cybercrime as other smart devices? In the latest episode of “Hackable?” our host Geoff Siskind plays a prank on our producer Pedro
It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics. Samsung will start making the switch in the first half of the year. The company aims to only use paper packaging materials