Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2020
UK ICO fines hotel chain giant Marriott over data breach

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office fined US hotels group Marriott over the 2018 data breach that affected millions of customers worldwide. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced it has fined Marriott £18.4 million ($23.5 million) for multiple data breaches suffered by the company since 2018 that exposed the personal information of its customers. “The ICO has fined […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2019
SEC Charges Shopin Founder with fraud over unregistered $42M ICO

Shopin founder charged by SEC for running $42 million scam cryptocurrency ICO The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of Shopin, Eran Eyal, for allegedly running $42 million scam ICO. The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital-asset entrepreneur and his company with defrauding investors in an initial coin offering (ICO) […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2018
UK ICO fines Facebook with maximum for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has been fined £500,000 by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal that exposed data of 87 million users. The announcement was made by the UK’s data protection regulator, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. “The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2018
More than 1 million worth of ETH stolen from Bee Token ICO Participants with phishing emails

Participants to the Bee Token ICO were robbed for 100s of ETH, scammers sent out a phishing email stating that the ICO was now open, followed by an Ethereum address they controlled. Another day, another incident involving cryptocurrencies, hundreds of users fell victims to email scams in the last days. The victims were tricked by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2017
A new Ethereum ICO was hacked, the victim is Etherparty

The Etherparty website is the last victim in order of time of a cyber attack involving an Ethereum ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Another hack involving an Ethereum ICO (Initial Coin Offering) made the headlines, the victim is the Etherparty website that sells tokens for a blockchain-based smart contract tool. The attackers replaced the legitimate address for sending funds to […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2016
Baby monitors still open to hackers across the UK, warns the ICO

According to the ICO Baby monitors are still open to hackers across the UK, the ICO issued a list of recommendations to avoid privacy breaches. Early this year, the Shodan search engine launched a feature that lets users easily access vulnerable webcams. In September 2015, researchers from the Rapid7 security firm discovered a number of security vulnerabilities affecting several Video […]