How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

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Russian hackers targeted just one Yahoo employee in order to breach 500M accounts

More details about the activities that led to one of the biggest data breaches in history are coming to light now that the Department of Justice has indicted four suspects for the 2014 Yahoo hack that affected more than 500 million accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/russian-hackers-targeted-just-one-yahoo-employee-in-order-to-breach-500m-accounts.html

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FCC's Internet Privacy Proposal Sparks Congressional Action


With breaches of consumer data occurring all too frequently, who could be against proposals to improve privacy on the Internet? Well, a broad swath of the e-commerce sector, ranging from CTIA-The Wireless Association to USTelecom and the National Retail Federation, is strongly opposed to a recent proposal from the Federal Communications Commission to regulate privacy. These groups aren’t against privacy protection, per se — they just don’t like the FCC approach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83661.html?rss=1

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Russian hackers had access to all DNC email communcations, co-founder of security firm says

The co-founder of the security firm that investigated the dual cyber breaches of the Democratic National Committee’s computer network told Fox News on Tuesday one of the Russian-government linked intelligence groups responsible for the cyberattack had access to all email communications coming into the organization.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/14/russian-hackers-had-access-to-all-dnc-email-communcations-co-founder-security-firm-says.html

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Court Bolsters FTC's Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity


Companies that experience data security breaches have a lot to worry about — but their problems encompass much more than responding to irate consumers. The business community also has to worry about the U.S. government, which can penalize e-commerce companies for failing to provide adequate protection for consumers’ personal data. A recent federal court ruling could provide the FTC with more muscle for cracking down on companies whose faulty information technology practices result in the theft or exposure of personal data.

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It's Time to Investigate Cyber Insurance


Almost every day there are reports of cyber intrusions, attacks, and related security breaches. If your company does not have the right insurance, it could be even more of a disaster. For example, according to regulatory filings, at the time of Target’s cyber breach in 2014, it had about US$100 million in insurance coverage with a $10 million deductible, but that did not even make a dent in the estimated losses of $1 billion. What company can afford not to have insurance for a potential cyber disaster? Let’s look at some protective measures that can be taken to safeguard your business.

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