Sandworm details the group behind the worst cyberattacks in history (The Verge)

‘Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg, author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers.

As the title describes, Greenberg’s book is all about a group of hackers inside the Russian government called Sandworm, who were responsible for damaging cyber warfare attacks in various countries over the past few years and forever escalated what we think of as “cyberwar.”

Andy and Nilay discuss the origins of Sandworm, the intricacies and ramifications of their attacks, and what mysteries and situations are still left unsolved’.

Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript by Andrew Marino via www.theverge.com.

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Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried


Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried (New York Times)

‘Scientists and genealogists say the GEDmatch breach — which exposed more than a million additional profiles to law enforcement officials — offers an important window into what can go wrong when those responsible for storing genetic information fail to take necessary precautions.’

Heather Murphy for www.nytimes.com.

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The privacy paradox: we claim we care about our data, so why don't our actions match?


The privacy paradox: we claim we care about our data, so why don’t our actions match? (The Conversation)

‘A research project found that, despite being concerned about privacy, participants were willing to sacrifice some of it in exchange for the convenience afforded by an internet-connected device.’

Ivano Bongiovanni, Karen Renaud and Noura Aleisa via www.theconversation.com

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