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Cybercrime black market

Do you know that a European credit card has more value on the cybercrime black market than one from North America? Do you realize that Twitter is one of the favorite tools of communication hackers that drive the small parallel cybercrime world? That is what we learn in the last report about Markets for Cybercrime
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Le VPN Discovers 6 VPN providers vulnerable to HeartBleed

It’s been more than a week since the public release of HeartBleed bug and its exploit.  Most of the websites, confirmed to have this vulnerability, were able to fix this issue. But not all of them. Le VPN Security team discovered today that six VPN providers are still vulnerable to HeartBleed:  NetScop.net (https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#netscop.net), BreakWall.net (https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#breakwall.net),
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The European law on personal data invalidated

The cancellation of the European law that requires the retention of communication data, i.e. telephone and email data for at least 6 months brings trouble into the European Union. Leaders in the fight against cybercrime and terrorism who were happy about it are now quite concerned. On April 8th, EU Court of Justice canceled the
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YouTube blocked in Turkey, Google counter-attacks

Ups and downs in Internet censorship by the Turkish authorities… After Twitter and YouTube had been blocked, the Turkish government met with the justice who ordered the authorities to restore access to these two sites. But it did not actually go as planned, as the same court decided to support Youtube been blocked until 15
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A European law draft on Internet neutrality

The “internet neutrality” has been recognized in a vote by the European Parliament. This law still has to go before the commission before being finally voted, but it would guarantee the neutrality of the Internet. On April 4th, the European Parliament passed a bill in favor of equal access without discrimination to the internet, what
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Towards the end of HADOPI in France?

A new bill could soon give full powers to the Supreme Council of the Audiviovisuel (CSA) which could then oversee all media including Internet. The draft mentions that the CSA could manage “the provision of audiovisual works, whether cinematographic or audio type of artwork, regardless of the technical broadcast details.” This means that the Council
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Turkey unblocks Twitter

The Turkish authorities have just decided to stop blocking Twitter, after growing international protests that have occurred since March 20th. On April 3rd, as as announced the Telecommunications Authority (TIB), the Turkish government decided to unblock the microblogging site that had become illegal two weeks before after publications mentioning corruption allegations targeting Prime Minister Recep
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Cybercrime will cost US$ 491 billion in 2014

Cybercrime is costive … According to the white paper “The Link Between pirated software and cybersecurity Breaches“, published by Microsoft IDC and the National University of Singapore in 2014, companies will spend US$ 356 billion, due to malware attack or data loss. Companies shall spend US$ 127 billion to the security and US$ 364 billion
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After Twitter, Turkey blocks YouTube

The Turkish government has ordered on March 27th YouTube platform to be blocked. This occurred just a week after banning the use of Twitter, after the release of pirate records who challenge the regime. And this decision took place just before the municipal elections, on the weekend of March 29th that are crucial to Prime
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