The Worst Cases of Revenge Porn

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Revenge porn is a touchy subject for many reasons. Not only does it deal with a loss of privacy, but it also violates consent and is illegal in various territories. The history of revenge porn is much longer than most people think, stretching back to the 80s with magazines like Hustler. Over the years, there … Read more

What If COVID-19 Was a Computer Virus?

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The COVID-19 pandemic shows a striking resemblance to several examples of massive epidemics of computer viruses. We can distinguish similar infection methods and mechanisms to spread the virus, as well as the sad consequences of its activity. And although it is not entirely correct to compare human lives and computer systems directly, there is a … Read more

The Biggest Bitcoin Hacks and Thefts of All Time

The story of bitcoin’s most significant hacks and thefts is the story of bitcoin itself. From its early days and its first hack to the biggest theft of all time, bitcoin’s utopian promises often turned into a dystopian reality where scammers, thieves, unaccountable and often amateur exchanges, some even fully anonymous, proliferated in a wild … Read more

Vietnam Becomes the Latest to Ban Bitcoin, but in China, the Rules May Be Changing


Vietnam became the latest nation-state to launch an attack on cryptocurrency, as regulators sided with the alarmists without providing much rationale. Vietnam Issues Ban The ban, which applies to all cryptocurrencies not deemed legal tender, was issued via a formal statement by the State Bank of Vietnam. The punishment for accepting or offering payments in … Read more

Mental Health Center Hacked; 11,000 Patient Details Compromised

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The Emergence Health Network has revealed that its El Paso Center for Mental Health was the target of a cyberattack that may have compromised the personal details of some 11,000 mental health patients in Texas. Non-profit Emergence Health Network (EHN) has stated in a press release that its computer server was compromised in an unauthorized external … Read more

2015: The Year Of The Breach; Close To 200 Million Personal Records Exposed

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2015 went down as the year of the personal data breach. Consumers worldwide are learning their personal information is unsafe with businesses, health insurers, financial institutions, the government, and even the educational sphere. Estimates of the number of personal records exposed in 2015 range from 176 million to 193 million from 730 breaches. Research indicates … Read more