Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly hot potato on the political scene. Ever since the US elections were supposedly hacked, many government offices went on high alert to conceal valuable assets - like their easy to guess passwords, along with spending habits (hat tipping and alarm bells are at this point all swerving in the direction of the current Tom Price step-down).
ICO’s (initial coin offerings) are really hot right now, practically sizzling, with people literally raising millions overnight in crypto currency. Last year ICO’s raised a total of $1.6 billion.
Yet a lot of these decentralized and disruptive fundraisers are turning out to be little more than elaborate scams. Some experts are suggesting that up to 75% of all ICO’s are a complete fraud.
With changing times, priorities and requirements change in tandem as well. The internet is quickly becoming the main platform for a majority of industries and most consumers prefer using it for merchandising services. Yet, as we increase the utilization of little devices connected in the web that allows us to perform analysis and make different financial gains like never before, we take substantial risks. Take Ethereum for example, on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Ethereum is the blockchain platform of Ether, the second most expensive cryptocurrency on the market.
Cyber-attacks have become globally rampant, and the challenges are increasingly difficult to counter. We are past the half way point of 2017 and the damage of security breaches already holds a hefty price, weighing into the billions.
However, around the world there seems to be some nations that are hit harder and more frequently than others. Hackers repetitively target certain countries either because of political passion or simply because it's easier. Here is our list of countries the Hackers have special sentiment for.
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Running parallel and with almost as much force as the global spread of ecommerce, is the overwhelming success of the Dark Net.
What is the Dark Net?
A darknet is really just any overlay network, accessible through certain encryption patterns or through the use of specific software and can be used, for example in file sharing activities.
If you are doing business within the European Union, either offering goods or services, by this stage you should be well aware that the stop clock is coming to a punctual close for data protection complacency.
The countdown to enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (G.D.P.R) has started and if businesses don't comply with upgrades to their data protection services, then the fines will start reigning in from next year.
Just a few days after the world learned that multiple email passwords of MPS from the UK Parliament were being traded by Russian hackers online, we learned of an attack on the UK Parliament!
Coincidence? Although drawing a link between these two seemingly disconnected events appears a little conspiratorial, the flagrant possibility of a connection clearly exists.
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