Yearly Archives: 2019

Home / 2019

Zuckerberg Against a Facebook Breakup

      Facebook Breakup? The increase in Facebook’s growth is not just because of its user base, but also due to other precious acquisitions, like WhatsApp and Instagram. Some have levelled criticism at this, arguing that Facebook purchased its competition instead of nurturing innovation and actually competing. Recently, the cofounder of the company, who

Hackers Compromise Outlook Accounts

Recently, Microsoft began notifying some Outlook.com users that a cybercriminal successfully hacked their email Outlook accounts. The hacker was able to get unauthorized access to some accounts by gaining the credentials of a support agent, and accessed the accounts earlier this year between January 1st and March 28th, 2019. What kind of information did the

International Cyber Crime Scheme

A jury in Ohio convicted two Romanian cybercriminals in April of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in an international cyber crime scheme. The cybercriminals from Bucharest were convicted for implementing an intricate malware scheme. The malware was used by the hackers to steal sensitive information like credit card information, according to an announcement from

Around 100 Firms Join the EU Blockchain Group

According to reports, a new blockchain group dubbed “the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications”, or “INATBA”, was launched on April 3 in Brussels. The new blockchain association, initiated by a European commission, aims to promote mainstream adoption of blockchain tech across several sectors. Blockchain group brings together 105 companies INATBA wants to develop best

UK Watchdog Reprimanded Huawei Over Vulnerable Security Practices

The HCSEC (Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre), a UK government watchdog, has reprimanded Huawei for its vulnerable cybersecurity. The HCSEC is an organization that was started by the National Cyber Security Centre of the UK to discover cybersecurity risks posed by using Huawei products in national infrastructure. According to a report of the Financial Times,

Thailand’s New Cyber Law

Thailand is pretty strict when it comes to cyber-crime and cyber bullying, a reputation arising from cases such as one where a Bangkok court convicted a man for offending the Thai royal family on Facebook. The 34-year-old man was jailed for a term of 35 years for criticizing the Thai monarchy. Surprisingly, Thailand has just