Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing system prevented more than 482 million attempts to visit fraudulent web pages during 2018, a two-fold increase on 2017, when 236 million such attempts were blocked. Annual rises in the number of phishing attacks have been observed for the last few years, yet the figure for 2018 indicates a significant surge in the use and popularity of such attacks. These and other findings are documented in Kaspersky Lab’s new report, Spam and phishing in 2018.
Google to Spend $13B on US Data Center and Office Construction This Year
The company said it will build four new data center facilities this year, with major expansion at three other locations, giving its platform physical footprint in 24 states.
Swiss Multi-Billion Dollar Bank Vontobel Launches Regulated Crypto Custody
Switzerland’s major private investment bank Vontobel has launched a crypto custody solution targeting banks and asset managers, according to an official press release published on Jan. 14.
Cyber security trends to watch in 2019
Data protection is no longer just a technology issue—its political and commercial impact is far-reaching.
How much of your data is Apple collecting? Not much, and here’s how to see it
Apple releases tools for checking the data it collects, starting with Europe.
How Twitter Bots Help Fuel Political Feuds
Automated social media accounts can create “misinformation networks” that spread falsehoods and fan the flames of partisan disagreement.
Bitcoin Transaction Value Outperforms PayPal and Recovers Against VISA
For many, Bitcoin’s success is defined by its transaction throughput or scaling. Bitcoin’s biggest criticism right now is that you can only make a few transactions per second, while Visa and PayPal can provide tens of thousands.
Lawsuit accuses Oracle of misleading investors on cloud computing growth
Almost five months after Oracle Corp. surprised investors with more disappointing growth in its cloud computing services, a lawsuit filed Friday claims executives lied about the nature of that growth.
Facebook has suspended another Cambridge University-linked app after a report said it had harvested the data of 3 million users
Facebook has launched an investigation into another app created by University of Cambridge academics after it sucked up the data of millions of users. The New Scientist reported that Facebook was investigating personality quiz app myPersonality, which the science journal said secured the information of about 3 million user profiles.
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