cyber security

    • Commission kicks off Women4Cyber initiative

      Commission kicks off Women4Cyber initiative

      Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, is kicking-off today the Women4Cyber initiative in Brussels, which was launched by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) in November last year. With the help of the 28 Founding Members, i.e. 28 female leaders coming from the public sector, the private sector and academia, the project aims to increase the involvement of women in the development and promotion of European cybersecurity.

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    • Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Data breaches these days started to become more and more massive and thanks to Internet security researcher Troy Hunt the world has now officially witnessed the biggest one. The newly discovered “Collection #1" undoubtedly represents the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed. Furthermore, it is reportedly made up of individual data breaches from more than 2,000 databases, instead of representing a single, easily identifiable service.

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    • Thousands of EU diplomatic cables compromised

      Thousands of EU diplomatic cables compromised

      Hackers spent years infiltrating the EU’s diplomatic communications network and downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and anxiety regarding Russia China and Iran. The operation was disrupted only after California-based Area 1 Security firm discovered hundreds of intercepted documents on the internet.

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    • Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      We must act with urgency and efficiency. This means enhanced coordination between Member States, clear fulfilment of commitments made in the Code of Practice against Disinformation signed by the online platforms, concrete initiatives for improving media literacy and stepping up efforts to create an independent network of fact-checkers, says Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

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    • EU agrees on measures to prevent cyberthreats

      EU agrees on measures to prevent cyberthreats

      Representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission have reached on 10 December a joint political agreement, which establishes a framework for cybersecurity in the bloc. It is aimed at strengthening EU's efforts in countering large-scale malware attacks such as Wannacry and NotPetya more effectively, the Commission reported.

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    • Dangerous new Android malware discovered

      Dangerous new Android malware discovered

      Until now the Google Play Store was considered generally fairly safe, but obviously it was possible for application developers to sneak malware into it. An Android security researcher announced last week he had found that as many as 13 games available to download in the Play Store were actually Android malware and affected more that half a million users, who downloaded them.

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    • Facebook to buy cybersecurity company

      Facebook to buy cybersecurity company

      Facebook is reportedly looking to acquire a major cybersecurity firm following a massive breach that compromised data from 30m accounts. According to The Information, the company has approached several unnamed cybersecurity providers about potential acquisitions and judging by the sound of things, it is hoping to close the deal by year-end, which leaves just 70 days to get a deal finalised.

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    • Brussels invests €9bn in AI and cyber security

      Brussels invests €9bn in AI and cyber security

      The European Union will propose a new "Digital Europe" programme with a budget of €9bn, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel announced in her opening speech at the InnoWave Summit, one of the largest digital conferences in Southeastern Europe, held in Varna this Friday and Saturday.

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