Amid a wave of phishing emails spoofing the Google Docs document-sharing app hit a cross-section of businesses this week, WSJ Pro’s Kate Fazzini talks how companies can be proactive against cyber-security threats and email hacks. Source: The Google Docs Worm and Protection Against Email Spoofing
Manufacturers are buying cyber insurance to protect their networks as “factories are increasingly computerized, automated and digitally integrated with other parts of a company,” the Journal reported.
The Chinese government released draft rules that, if passed, would require foreign companies to “apply for permission to transfer data out of the country.” The rules would allow the government to review any data package over 1TB or with information on more than 500,000 people, and potentially block it from leaving China.
Despite new security measures like chips, credit card fraud continues to rise due to online purchases, the Journal
M-PESA was launched nine years ago. Today almost every single household in Kenya uses it. Most Kenyans didn’t have access to traditional banks before. Which already makes mobile banking a game-changer. Now scientists say there could be an extra benefit for poor customers: Mobile banking might lift people out of poverty. Source: New M-PESA…
A Russian court on Thursday upheld a decision to block the website of social networking company LinkedIn Corp., Interfax news agency reported, setting a precedent for the way foreign internet firms operate in the country. Russia’s Roskomnadzor communications watchdog has said LinkedIn, which has more than 6 million registered users in Russia, was violating a…
The internet of things has ushered in a new age of debilitating DDoS attacks. Should the government intervene? Source: Should the FBI Hack Botnet Victims to Save the Internet? | Motherboard
Columnist Christopher Mims says the recent cyberattack that rendered more than 1,200 websites unreachable was a warning. Experts say a similar, or larger, attack could be launched tomorrow, and we’d be powerless to prevent it. Source: America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack – WSJ
Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has moved from the US government to an international group, but not everyone is happy about it Source: US to give up control of the internet’s ‘address book’ after years of debate | Technology | The Guardian