Anti-Piracy

How to Improve Digital Security for Your Business (ReadWrite)

The good news is that data breaches appear to be declining in 2018, according to a new report. The first three months of 2018 witnessed 686 breaches compared to 1,442 breaches in t... More

Instagram is Investigating User Reports of Hacked Accounts (VentureBeat)

Over the past week, there’s been an uptick in users reporting on Reddit and Twitter that their Instagram accounts have been hacked and the contact information associated with the... More

The Four Most Popular Methods Hackers Use to Spread Ransomware (IT Pro Portal)

Organizations from COSCO to FedEx, local governments from Atlanta to Alaska, and several hospitals and law firms around the world all share a common, jarring experience - in the pa... More

ISE Announces Charitable Giving Campaign to Raise the Bar for Information Security (CDSA)

Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) announced a new initiative focused on charitable giving, known as "Buy One / Give One." During the initiative, when a company invests in a sec... More

Wipro Launches Cyber Defense Platform (Gigabit)

Over the past year, Wipro has invested in six specialist cybersecurity firms as its bolsters its offering in this area. It has also established Cyber Security Labs to tie in with C... More

Irdeto: P2P Piracy Still Dominants

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks continue to be the No. 1 source of pirating copies of movies and TV shows, according to new research from Irdeto, and the growth in streaming video pira... More

A CISO and CTO Dish on AI, Emerging Threats, Crisis Leadership, More (Security Intelligence)

What’s it like to spend time with two renowned leaders in the cybersecurity field? Enlightening, to say the very least. I recently sat down to speak with Sridhar Muppidi, chief t... More

Motion Picture Industry Presses for Federal Crackdown on Streaming Piracy (MediaPost)

The motion picture industry is pressing the federal government to bring criminal prosecutions against companies that create and distribute over-the-top devices that enable people t... More

IBM’s AI Watermarking Method Protects Models From Theft, Sabotage (VentureBeat)

What if machine learning models, much like photographs, movies, music, and manuscripts, could be watermarked nearly imperceptibly to denote ownership, stop intellectual property th... More

World Cup Live Streaming Piracy Thrived on Social Media Platforms (Forbes)

According to reports, piracy of the final stages of the soccer World Cup in Russia thrived in social media. The problem is not just for content providers. Consumers can also suffer... More

GDPR Fueling Rise of PII Theft, Cryptomining Plateauing (Infosecurity)

Scammers are increasingly targeting Personally Identifiable Information (PII), turning away from bitcoin scams and putting resource behind traditional technology support scams. Acc... More

The Music Industry: From Piracy to Profits (Forbes)

Streaming is bringing money back to the music industry and affecting many related areas. After being crushed by piracy for almost two decades, streaming is allowing users to have t... More

​Blockchain May Be Good for Security – But Not So Good for Privacy (WSJ)

Blockchain technologies are becoming increasingly popular as mechanisms to track transactions between parties. The advantage of this technology over its predecessors is its ability... More

UK Sees Drop in Piracy Among 16-24 Year Olds (TVB Europe)

The IPO's latest report reveals piracy among 16-24 year olds has seen a seven per cent drop since 2015 and a decrease of five per cent in the use of illegal services since 2013. Ho... More

IBM Warns that Spammers Once Again Taking Aim at FIFA World Cup (eWeek)

IBM's X-Force has been tracking the FIFA World Cup 2018 and has already seen multiple types of email scams, spam and phishing attacks launched against unsuspecting World Cup fans. ... More

Industry Collaboration in the Battle Against Piracy (NAGRA Blog)

The loss the media and entertainment industry is incurring from piracy is increasing every day. The growing scale and sophistication of the pirate threat is something that cannot b... More

La Liga ‘Uses its App to Spy on Illegal Broadcasts’ (TVB Europe)

Spain's Liga de Fútbol Profesional is reportedly using its La Liga app to track down illegal broadcasts of matches. The app asks to access the microphone on a user's smartphone. T... More

Website Security Questions Aren’t Nearly as Safe as You Think (WSJ)

What many people may not realize, however, is that much of the information being requested either isn’t so private or can be easily guessed. What’s more, security questions and... More

Survey: 53% of People Who Access Pirated Content Agree It’s Wrong to Do So (Variety)

So why do people do it anyway? Around 35% of pirated-content users cited cost. But 35% also said they turn to illegal services because the content they want isn’t available on se... More

Irdeto: Over 200,000 Viewers Watched Champions League Final Via Illegal Streams (TVB Europe)

An estimated 217,000 viewers watched the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool via an illegal stream on social media, according to new figures from Irdeto. Th... More