Tools like Palantir illustrate how easily big data can be misused

Data privacy has become a topic of critical concern among tech and business leaders, following revelations that Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of some 87 million Facebook users to build targeted political content. However, Cambridge Analytica is only one of perhaps many Read More …

Gold Galleon Hacking Group Plunders Shipping Industry

Researchers have identified the hacking group behind several widescale business email compromise (BEC) attacks gouging the maritime shipping industry millions of dollars since last year. Attackers are taking advantage of the industry’s lax security and the use of outdated computers, according Read More …

China’s ZTE deemed a ‘national security risk’ to UK

Britain’s cyber-security watchdog has warned telecommunications companies against dealing with the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, citing “potential risks” to national security. The US commerce department has imposed a seven-year-ban on companies selling products and services to ZTE – which makes mobile Read More …

US, UK cyber cops warn Russians are rooting around in your routers

American and British crimefighters have launched another round of pin-the-tail-on-the-Russians – with a warning that Moscow-backed hackers are trying to subvert the world’s network devices. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Read More …