Hacks & Hackers

Serious data breaches depress the value of the affected firm's stock, an analysis by the firm CGI and Oxford Economics found. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress)

Survey Finds Breaches depress Share Price – a lot | Digital Guardian

In-brief: a report by the firm CGI and Oxford Economics suggests the impact of breaches on the price of a company’s stock may be bigger than many expected, depressing the price investors pay for the stock by almost two percent. 

A visual representation of the sites supporting "counter narratives" and other conspiracy theories online. (Image courtesy of University of Washington.)

Podcast: Facebook Makes a Stand. But can Fake News be stopped?

In-brief: Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new initiative to stamp out disinformation and ‘fake news,’ but University of Washington researcher Kate Starbird, who is studying online ‘counter narratives’ says that conspiracy theories and ‘truthers’ may be here to stay. 

AIG has started offering personal cyber insurance to wealth families and individuals, the company announced on Monday.

The Rich Aren’t Like Everyone Else: They Have More Cyber Insurance

In-brief: Insurance giant AIG announced Monday that it has started offering cyber insurance to protect individuals and families from ransomware attacks, data theft and cyber bullying. But don’t go looking to sign up at Wal-Mart: the service is only available to AIG’s high net worth customers. 

Gemalto's Breach Level Index finds more data exposed, despite a decrease in the number of incidents. (Image courtesy of Gemalto.)

Report: 1.4b Records Exposed Last Year

In-brief: Almost 1.4 billion data records were exposed in 2016, many of them lost as a result of identity theft, the security firm Gemalto reported Tuesday.