Author: JP Buntinx

Chinese Government Enforces Censorship by Targeting Local Broadcasters

We all know the Chinese government is keeping a close eye on what content can be found on the Internet. China is not exactly known for freedom of speech or making information easily accessible. Various broadcasters and media platforms have been put on notice regarding broadcasts putting China or its government in a negative spotlight. This is another clear example of how censorship is enforced by oppressive governments. China Doesn’t …
[Read More]

One Smart Contract and $3.5m in Ether can Cripple the Ethereum Network for a Full Week

The recent Ethereum network issues continue to cause a fair amount of debate among blockchain enthusiasts. That is only to be expected, as it is evident some nefarious players may be willing to shut down the network altogether. It turns out doing so is a lot cheaper than most people anticipate. According to a recent post, it costs $3.5m to cripple the Ethereum network for an entire week. An Incentive …
[Read More]

Number of Data Breaches Increased by 1.8% in 2016

Despite the number of data breaches still going up, there are some positive news as well. New research indicates the average cost per data breach is going down, which is a positive development. Unfortunately, this change can mainly be attributed to the US Dollar surging in value, rather than companies getting better at protecting their data. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is good …
[Read More]

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – TeslaWare

One way to make a new ransomware strain stand out is by giving it a fancy name. TeslaWare seems to be checking the right boxes in this regard, and the developer is putting a lot of work into the design aspect of this malware. Luckily, it appears the ransomware itself is not that much of a threat, despite the fancy looks. That being said, one should still be very wary …
[Read More]