Dutch Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism to Deliver Welcome Address at #HITB2016AMS
Amsterdam – 24 May 2016: On the 26th of May, the 7th Annual HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands will kick off with a Welcome Address by Patricia M. Zorko, MPA – The Netherlands Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Director Cyber Security. Held at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Ms Zorko’s 15 minute welcome address is titled “Cybersecurity: A Dance Between Governments, Companies and Hacker Communities.
On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship (or sex) they’re interested in, personality traits, and answers to thousands of profiling questions used by the site.
Hundreds of different banking Trojans attack Android users, one being Android.SmsSpy.88.origin, which was first spotted in 2014.
Despite seeming outdated, Doctor Web researchers say trojan Android.SmsSpy.88.origin's - now two years old - popularity rating is still high. Cyber-criminals have made the Trojan more dangerous and capable of performing ransomware functions. The earlier versions of the Trojan were originally designed to intercept text messages, make phone calls, and steal credit card information as well as login credentials from online banking programmes.
The Pirate Bay is no stranger to court cases, and the site has just lost another one in Sweden. A Swedish court has ruled that the torrent site's thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se domain names must be handed over to the state.
The two domains have been confiscated after a judge at the Court of Appeal decided that they were being used to (gasp!) commit crimes under the Copyright Act.
In a little over two weeks, new rules will come into play that pose something of a threat to people who like to install open source firmware on their routers. The Federal Communications Commission is implementing guidelines designed to prevent users from modifying their routers in such a way that would make them operate outside of their licensed frequency range and interfere with other devices.