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The teenage hackers who’ve been given a second chance

Chris Quevatre reports: Step inside the offices of Bluescreen and you’ll find some of the UK’s most talented teenage hackers, dragged from a world of crime to fight for the other side. These young computer experts have swapped the confines of their bedrooms for a fairly ordinary looking cyber security company in Plymouth. Bluescreen...

Russia blocks encrypted mail service provider ProtonMail

Tamer Sameeh reports: Russian federal authorities have directed internet service providers across the country to block access to ProtonMail, an encrypted email service provider, as confirmed by the company’s CEO. The block order came directly from the Russian Federal Security Service, which was formerly known as the KGB. As reported via a Russian blog...

AU: Prize backs UQ physicist’s data security quest

A University of Queensland physicist will use her share of a $1 million prize to advance the development of revolutionary data privacy systems. The Westpac Scholars Trust today announced Dr Jacqui Romero as one of two 2019 Westpac Research Fellows. Dr Romero and health researcher Dr Meru Sheel from Australian National University will share...

Now, this is being proactive.

How perfect is this cartoon, provided by privacy scholar and TeachPrivacy founder Dan Solove? See more on TeachPrivacy, where you can also find information on the many privacy-related courses TeachPrivacy offers and the upcoming privacy and security conferences that Dan organizes. And if you’re going to be at the International Privacy&Security Forum in D.C....

Hackers Sell Access to Bait-and-Switch Empire

Brian Krebs reports: Cybercriminals are auctioning off access to customer information stolen from an online data broker behind a dizzying array of bait-and-switch Web sites that sell access to a vast range of data on U.S. consumers, including DMV and arrest records, genealogy reports, phone number lookups and people searches. In an ironic twist,...