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Hackers are just one part of a supply chain in a multimillion-dollar black market for stolen data. Peach_iStock via Getty Images

Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data, supply chain study finds

The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.
Defending against cyberattacks increasingly means looking for patterns in large amounts of data – a task AI was made for. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

How AI is shaping the cybersecurity arms race

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a key cybersecurity tool for both attackers and defenders.
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off. WhataWin/iStock via Getty Images

How vulnerable is your personal information? 4 essential reads

Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Credit bureau Equifax announced in 2017 that the personal information of 143 million Americans – about three-quarters of all adults – had been exposed in a major data breach. AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Ransomware, data breach, cyberattack: What do they have to do with your personal information, and how worried should you be?

If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.

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