IOTA shuts down entire network after hackers target IOTA wallet app to steal $1.6 million of IOTA cryptocurrency user funds

The IOTA Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the IOTA cryptocurrency, has shut down its entire network this week after hackers exploited a vulnerability in the official IOTA wallet app to steal user funds. The attack happened  on February 12, 2020, according to a message the foundation posted on its official Twitter account. According to...
Continue reading…

Massachusetts General Hospital suffers major data breach involving the private records of some 9,900 research patients

The Massachusetts General Hospital has suffered a major data breach involving private health information involving the records of some 9,900 research patients used by Neurology researchers at the hospital. The data stolen included names, dates of birth, medical record numbers and medical histories. The breach occurred between June 10 and June 16...

Continue reading…

Federal Trade Commission files Complaint against Cambridge Analytica for deception resulting in release of private info from Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an Administrative Complaint against data-mining company Cambridge Analytica and reached settlements with the former CEO and an app developer who worked with the company. The FTC complaint filed on Wednesday alleges Cambridge Analytica used false and deceptive tactics to harvest personal information from tens of millions...

Continue reading…
chip

Blockchain Technology Can Now Be Used to Protect The Healthcare Industry from Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

Despite its cons, cryptocurrency has introduced powerful technologies to the market, including blockchain protocols which essentially act as an advanced ledger for cryptocurrency exchanges. However, this technology is now being utilized for the protection of numerous industries, including the healthcare industry by preventing counterfeit pharmaceuticals from entering the market.

Continue reading…
lecture hall

Evidence links Russian Spies inside U.S. Universities as students and professors using free academia to gather sensitive info on America

American Universities have always been proud to welcome global students into their community, but with reports of foreign agents from Russia entering these school as professors and students, it is difficult to determine the reliability of this practice. These alleged spies are under suspicion for using the academic system to get close...

Continue reading…