Dutch Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism to Deliver Welcome Address at #HITB2016AMS
Amsterdam – 24 May 2016: On the 26th of May, the 7th Annual HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands will kick off with a Welcome Address by Patricia M. Zorko, MPA – The Netherlands Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Director Cyber Security. Held at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Ms Zorko’s 15 minute welcome address is titled “Cybersecurity: A Dance Between Governments, Companies and Hacker Communities.
Recent headlines warn that the government now has greater authority to hack your computers, in and outside the US. Changes to federal criminal court procedures known as Rule 41 are to blame; they vastly expand how and whom the FBI can legally hack. But just like the NSA’s hacking operations, FBI hacking isn’t new. In fact, the bureau has a long history of surreptitiously hacking us, going back two decades.
On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship (or sex) they’re interested in, personality traits, and answers to thousands of profiling questions used by the site.
A chunk of meat that bursts open once eaten and unleashes a robot that crawls around inside of your stomach sounds like something from a horror movie. But the real-life stomach-roaming meat robot actually means no harm—on the contrary, it was designed to doctor your stomach troubles from the inside.
A well known underground hacking forum has been hit with a massive data breach which exposed IP and email addresses, private messages and password data of around 500,000 members who used the website to expedite the selling and sharing of compromised passwords and stolen credentials. The hacker leaked the data on 6 May in a 1.3 GB tar archive file.