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Cyber Attack on Australian Parliament’s System

  In recent years, Australia has faced several cyber attacks, some of which local media attributed to countries like China. There were massive attacks in 2015 and 2016 on the government’s weather and statistics agencies, for example. Australia’s Parliament was also hit by a cyber attack recently, and all its passwords were reset for security

Facebook Discussed Charging Companies for User Data

According to reports, Facebook staff discussed requiring companies to pay to access to user data. However, this discussion did not turn into action, as the company decided against such policy. The internal discussions were discovered in edited court documents released by the company during litigation against software developer Six4Three in 2018. Documents presented in a

Artificial intelligence to Play a Major Role in Cybersecurity in 2019

The year 2018 has ended and we’re well into the beginning of 2019. The major shifts that organizations and security teams might anticipate in this year could be in the line of artificial intelligence, machine learning and risk management tools. Trends in cybersecurity There were several data breaches in companies like Facebook (87 million+ records

Twitter “Toxic” to Advertisers and Investors: Amnesty International Report

Late last year, Twitter shares fell over 11% after a blistering report from Amnesty International stated that it found over 7.1% of 228,000 tweets sent to 778 female journalists and politicians in the US and UK were problematic or abusive. Further, the report called the social network toxic to investors and advertisers.   Toxic and

Facebook Suspended Accounts Tied to Alabama Senate Elections

  Facebook announced last December that it suspended five accounts that wrongly used its platform during the 2017 Alabama Senate election. The suspended accounts were removed for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook suspended account of research firm CEO The tech giant also shut down the account of social media research firm New Knowledge’s CEO,

Data Breach: Is Social Media Data Ever Safe?

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) opened a fresh investigation late last year into Facebook after the company admitted the existence of another privacy data breach in which private pictures of over 6.8 million users were compromised and made available to third-party apps. Privacy data breaches: Facebook’s ongoing problem Facebook has been associated with data scandals