Game of Thrones is the TV show that keeps on paying off. The public are obsessed and that fandom now extends in a less than adoring way to the professional who have illegally hacked the script to the fourth episode of the show, not set to air until the coming year.
Hackers claim to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of private data from the TV network HBO. This includes scripts, never-released episodes, private information about actors and about upcoming shows. This includes a list of personal addresses and phone numbers of Game of Thrones celebrity actors.
Whenever we delve into any issues of cyber security and news, the questions of 'online anonymity', 'freedom of speech' and 'online privacy' crop up, time and time again. The extent to which we, as a society, online or otherwise, allow users to say and do as they please is incredibly important, and is a fluctuating legal boundary we must always take into account.
It feels like since it happened, 'WannaCry' has been the only thing on everyone's lips, and for good reason.
The 'WannaCry' attack was huge, the ransomware virus hit more than 300,000 computers in over 150 countries. CBS news claim that the damage from these attacks could "swell into the billions", estimated at $4 billion by Cyence, the cyber risk modeling firm.
Exploring the Latest Cyber Trends, Challenges and Solutions at the CyberHub Summit, November 8-9th!
CyberHub Summit will serve as the first international Cyber Security conference in Atlanta. The conference, sponsored by BHNV Capital, is intended to address and help the audience understand international cyber threats. In order to determine solutions, the global cyber security community must come together and address challenges.
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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The doubts are gone, the votes are in, the decision is final – everyone needs to come up to speed when it comes to technology.
Our complete reliance on computers and cell phones are only the starting point of our tech dependence. From your household appliances through to your business investments, being slightly tech-friendly, forget savvy, is the only way to make it through a normal day in contemporary society.
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.