IT Security

“Cybercrime Costs US Firms $15 million Per Year”

“The annual cost of cybercrime to US organizations rose nearly 20% over the past year to reach an average of $15m – far greater than the global figure, according to the latest data from the Ponemon Institute (Ponemon Institute headquartered in Michigan, is a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policy.) […]

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“Apple Quashes Apps That Collect Personal Data”

Researchers at the mobile analytics firm SourceDNA said they found 256 apps with an estimated one million downloads that have a version of Youmi that violates user privacy. Youmi is a mobile advertising provider that gather private information, such as user email addresses and device identifiers, and route data to its company server. The iPhone […]

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“Facebook dislike button scams spread phishing attacks and malware across social network”

“Just days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network was looking at implementing a way to dislike posts and show empathy, scammers have already begun spreading phishing attacks and malware under the pretense of offering the as-yet unavailable feature. Promising early access to the dislike button, they con Facebook users into spreading malicious […]