Hogere straffen voor computercriminaliteit

Criminelen die computergegevens vernielen, computersystemen ontoegankelijk maken door aan wachtwoorden te sleutelen of computers bestoken met spam zodat de boel vastloopt, kunnen straks een gevangenisstraf van maximaal twee jaar tegemoet zien. Nu is dat nog één jaar. Wanneer ze deze delicten plegen met behulp van een zogeheten ‘botnet’ wordt de maximumstraf drie jaar.

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Evernote Saw First Signs Of Hacking On Feb. 28: Emails, Passwords And Usernames Accessed But Not Your Data Or Payment Details

evernoteEvernote is requiring its nearly 50 million users to reset their passwords after the popular personal note-taking app became the latest high-profile victim of wide-scale hacking attempts. The breach follows malicious activity at Twitter, Facebook and others in recent weeks.

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Twitter Adds DMARC Email Authentication To Curb Login-Jacking Attempts Via Impostor Messages

twitter-bird-calloutTwitter announced via its blog today that it has begun using DMARC, a security protocol designed to cut down the number of fake emails that users receive from companies pretending to be Twitter itself. The move should help cut down on phishing scams, where third parties try to get users to give up their login details via false requests for password verification or other personal info.

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