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Digital privacy expert reveals who can be tracking you online and how to stop it

Britons have started questioning their online privacy rights and the “staggering lack of transparency” regarding the secret online surveillance by the Home Office, which is tracking users’ web browsing history. People lack information about the Internet trial, like what data is collected, how it is used, and what the retention …

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Retail cost of data breaches among the fastest growing in all sectors

NordVPN Teams and NordVPN have released data showing the average cost of a data breach in the retail industry is $2.01 million — the third fastest-rising figure in all sectors. The shift to e-commerce and a 16.5% increase in sales last year have presented more cyberattack opportunities. In recent years, …

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E-commerce explosion opens cyber attack floodgates

According to the Global Information Security Survey by Ernst and Young, customer information is the most valuable type of data for most attackers. The threat to cybersecurity and privacy is increasing: about 6 in 10 organisations (59%) have faced a significant incident in the past 12 months, and 48% of …

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Top 10 biggest data breaches of 2020 

Last year, hackers were as active as never before, taking advantage of users’ vulnerabilities and the economic disruption amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. The number of cyberattacks is growing steadily every year, and 2020 was again the year that saw a great peak in cybercrime. According to the Risk Based Security …

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NordVPN reports pandemic impact stats on businesses

The pandemic of 2020 speeded up the digital transformation of many businesses and changed the way we work. Now 43% of the workforce work remotely at least some of the time and a global market for cloud computing reached a record $266.4 billion reports NordVPN. The departing year saw an increase in criminal …

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3 Cybersecurity threats: How to make sure hackers don’t destroy your profits on Cyber Monday

E-commerce holiday sales are expected to generate between $182 billion and $196 billion this season — a year-over-year increase of 25% to 35%, according to Deloitte’s annual forecast. According to the Global Information Security Survey by Ernst and Young, customer information is the most valuable type of data for most attackers. The threat to cybersecurity …

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Top 5 highest-profile data breaches in 2020 (so far)

According to NordVPN Teams, cybercriminals are currently exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to carry out highly advanced cyberattacks, irregardless of industry or company size. During the first six months of 2020, several Fortune 500 businesses became victims of major data breaches, after which hackers were able to sell account credentials and …

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Study reveals 40% of all corporate email breaches occurred on websites used for personal purposes

Researchers from NordVPN Teams analysed global breach activity and looked at over 1.7 million email breaches that affected the world’s largest enterprises across different sectors. The research revealed that people tend to use their corporate emails for registrations regardless of whether the registration is for corporate or personal purposes. It also …

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Remote work entices cybercriminals to resume the brute-forcing game

In 2017, both the UK and Scottish Parliaments fell victim to brute-force attacks. One year later, a similar but unsuccessful attack occurred in the Northern Irish Assembly. And this year, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific suffered a brute-force attack and was fined £500,000 [~$630,000] by the UK’s data regulator for lacking sufficient preventative measures. The ad-blocking service AdGuard …

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Study reveals UK Facebook hackers on the rise

Lockdown has inspired people to try new hobbies. For example, in spring, the infamous TikTok social media platform was oozing with dog training, cinnamon rolls, and dance challenges. But some internet users opted for more peculiar hobbies. The researchers analysed the monthly search terms and found an average of 171,490 …

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