In the case of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the lawsuit asserts that Zuckerberg personally oversaw the engineering work that ultimately led to the exposure of Facebook user data.
Shadow code may pose a serious supply chain risk. Sampling 4,300 websites and applications ranked by traffic, researchers discovered that each website had an average of 12 third-party scripts and three fourth-party scripts.
Verizon’s DBIR finds that 82% of data breaches logged in 2021 involved a "human element" such as falling for phishing, re-use of stolen credentials, insider malfeasance or simply causing a configuration error.
Research found that email was the riskiest channel for accidental data loss, accounting for 65% of data losses, ahead of cloud sharing and instant messaging platforms.
NSA director of cybersecurity says ransom payments are more difficult to process due to lack of access to assorted banking options, and inability to purchase necessary technology to set up the infrastructure for new ransomware campaigns.
The FBI says hackers who scraped credit card data by injecting malicious PHP code on an online checkout page were targeting U.S. businesses since September 2020.
Bad bot traffic makes up half of all internet activity, and is nearly double that of "good bots" that perform legitimate functions such as indexing and automated responses.
Swiss banking secrecy laws began to see significant erosion in 2018, and are facing another substantial blow as the country's government is proposing to allow its spy agency to monitor financial transactions.
Study finds RTB adtech systems share online behavior data 294 billion times per day in the U.S. and 197 billion times per day in Europe. Average internet user in the US is exposed 747 times each day; in Europe it is 376 times per day.
While the CFAA and all of its troubled language remains in place, the DOJ has announced that security researchers who do not have malicious intent do not have anything to fear anymore.