GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens
Anthropologists have long explored how inanimate objects and nonhuman entities - like "data" - can take on fantastic, fetishistic, or even magical properties.
With the value of crypto-currencies soaring in recent months, it's not hard to see why cyber-criminals have jumped on the bandwagon.
U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies said the main targets include "government and private-sector organizations," as well as "critical infrastructure" providers.
Some online frauds are so simple to execute it questions why criminals would even consider robbing a bank.
"We would not be reopening our online stores if we did not feel confident that they are a safe place to shop," the company said.
Security researchers uncovered that the malware infects Android models during manufacturing so users receive already infected phones from the box.
The attack on GitHub, which lasted less than an hour, reportedly exploited memcached servers instead of bots.
First detected in January, GandCrab has been deemed one of the most aggressive forms of ransomware this year.
"Whether they are working on behalf of the government or they're doing it on their own accord with plans to sell the information to a third party, we have no idea," Symantec said.
Marine Forces data leak: Highly sensitive info of over 21,000 Marines, sailors and civilians exposed
This isn't the first time US federal government has suffered a major data breach affecting military and defense personnel in recent years.
The intrusion comes as police departments, government organizations and school districts are increasingly targeted by online pranksters and opportunistic hackers.