While the dark web offers a haven for criminals and serves as inspiration for Hollywood blockbusters, it’s much more mundane in real life. Still, many businesses feed into the fallacies surrounding the dark side of the Internet, ultimately delaying their ability to protect employees and consumers.
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made another move to combat possible crimes and tax violations using cryptocurrencies. Earlier this week, the tax authority announced an initiative to investigate several crypto transfer methods, including privacy coins.
We’ve seen an ugly trend recently of tech news stories and cybersecurity firms trumpeting claims of ransomware attacks on companies large and small, apparently based on little more than the say-so of the ransomware gangs themselves. Such coverage is potentially quite harmful and plays deftly into the hands of organized crime.
Data breaches are almost always a catastrophic event for privacy and security. Not only can millions of people end up with their personal data exposed, but these breaches can also spiral even further out of control once hackers start testing leaked passwords and email addresses on other platforms.
According to the U.N., the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has raised demand for cannabis, with a particular rise in Europe. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in long periods of isolation, social distancing mandates, and disruption to lifestyles across the globe.