Category Archives: Blog

Is the nuclear industry protected from cyberattacks?

RapidVPN/ February 12, 2020/ Blog/

It the current world situation, it seems that nuclear power plants, like any other critical infrastructure, are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks. The situation is rather dim – it is indicated that this is the second-highest level of threat. The usual long-held notion was that the nuclear industry is highly protected from cyber intrusion. But, the situation has changed

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How Can Local Governments Upgrade Their Defenses?

RapidVPN/ January 31, 2020/ Blog/

As years pass by, and cyberattacks become more sophisticated, government agencies should ensure that they follow the best practices to keep their systems safe. The infrastructure of state and local agencies is usually in a state in which governments deploy citizen-facing apps at scale; they use them to leverage digital platforms to manage the utilities such as water and electricity,

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Technology’s Disruptive Potential

RapidVPN/ January 24, 2020/ Blog/

The list of new technologies is growing every day, and even though not every emerging technology has the ability to change the business or social landscape, some of them certainly have the potential to alter the way people live and work. Therefore, it is crucial that business and other leaders understand the way in which certain technologies will matter to

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A decade of hacking: Most important events

RapidVPN/ January 15, 2020/ Blog/

As a decade has ended, it is time for us to retake the view upon the most serious and devastating cyberattacks that have occurred. Since 2010, billions of different sensitive files, account details and personal information have been leaked due to terrible hacks and various damaging breaches. One thing is for sure: the size and impact of the attacks have

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Russia is creating its independent Internet

RapidVPN/ December 26, 2019/ Blog/

Thanks to a law signed by President Vladimir Putin, Russia aims to create a “Sovereign Internet” effectively a parallel web run entirely on Russian servers. That would allow Moscow to keep the Internet operating in the event of a foreign cyberattack aimed at disabling it. To do so, Internet providers will be required to install equipment which Russia could use

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Indian bank cards are up for sale on the dark web

RapidVPN/ December 17, 2019/ Blog/

A huge database holding more than 1.3 million credit and debit card records were uploaded on darknet on October 28. According to the researchers, most of these records belong to the customers of Indian banks and the underground market value of the database is estimated at more than $130 million. The cybersecurity company behind this sensational revelation is Singapore sited

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Could cloud storage be trusted?

RapidVPN/ December 6, 2019/ Blog/

The latest generation of cyber attacks created an active underground economy, where stolen goods and illegal services are bought and sold in a ‘professional’ manner if there is such a thing as honor among thieves. Cybercrime now specializes in different “markets” that taken all together form the full criminal supply-chain. Because of this, cybercrime develops at a much faster rate.

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A.I.type: Virtual keyboard app emerged as the biggest Android threat

RapidVPN/ November 28, 2019/ Blog/

The virtual keyboard app A.I.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. A.I.type is a customizable on-screen keyboard app for mobile devices that allows end-users to customize the keyboard to their personal preference. It also learns the user’s writing style over time, anticipating commonly used words and

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5th and 6th Generation of cyberattacks

RapidVPN/ November 23, 2019/ Blog/

In the last quarter of the century, cyberattacks and security protection have advanced rapidly. And of the 15 largest data breaches in history, 10 took place in the past decade. Each involved the theft of tens or hundreds of millions of records — such as login credentials, financial information, or personal data — adding up to nearly 4 billion records

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Are digital freebies nothing but a data-grab?

RapidVPN/ November 8, 2019/ Blog/

The issue of data misuse of 50 million people has become relevant after the cases of Cambridge Analytica research firms. There was an enormous amount of consumer data available that are valuable assets of companies. Customer loyalty cards, while rewarding shoppers with discounts and deals are one easy way for companies to collect data on a large scale. Retailers need

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