Actualités Marché

Le vol d'identité, l'une des formes de crimes les plus dynamiques, n'est pas seulement un crime financier: il peut devenir une arme de choix utilisée par les gouvernements, les avocats, les lobbyistes, les journalistes, les espions économiques, et bien sûr par les groupes criminels. Il est vital qu’individus et organisations réalisent combien ce risque est devenu important et concret, et combien les intérêts criminels le sous-tendent et l'alimentent.

Cette page se veut un panorama du marché sur le vol d'identité. Son but n'est pas d'être exhaustif - des dizaines de cas se produisent chaque jour - mais de donner une vue fidèle de la situation actuelle, des tendances et des faits majeurs en la matière.

Nos lecteurs francophones nous pardonneront, la majeure partie des actualités ici présentées le sont en anglais.

Mars 2013

The annual report from the NGO Reporters Without Borders highlights the worst governments spying their citizens and, more interestingly, it lists companies publicly selling powerful spying hard/software and how commonplace these products are becoming.

Février 2013

The world's fifth largest defence contractor has developed a software able to track "trillions of entities" (read: people) on internet. For once, civilian companies were in advance. But do defence and government agencies will restrict themselves to commercial / generic profiling, or rather track people individually? Read more

Microsoft has just launched an online petition to protest against the commercial exploitation of user-data and email contents by Google. Indeed, "Google goes through every email that's sent or received". But many if not all companies are doing the same: all websites (Google, Amazon, Facebook...), Apple with all its products, and more and more telecom operators. Read more

Janvier 2013

Since 2007, a cyberespionage network has been stealing confidential data from private industry and government and research organizations in Eastern Europe, former Soviet republics and Central Asian countries, has revealed a security firm.

Décembre 2012

Septembre 2012

In France, a state platform to centrally listen communications and record any Internet traffic is soon to emerge. Not without causing concerns about flaws in the system and the use of deap-packet inspection.

The article is in French:

"Telecom operators want to develop new business models by monetizing the communications coming from online services and going to their subscribers". They want to do as Google & co: to track people connections, determine their profiles and resell them to advertising companies. Will your clients accept it?


According to Kaspersky, one of the leading anti-virus providers worldwide, the second cybercrime activity is "to monitor user activity and steal important information. [...] The main ways of making money are:

The Australian Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, appears to have swung her support behind a controversial Data Retention Plan - which would force all Australian telcos and internet service providers to store the online data of all Australians for up to two year.




Août 2012

Did you knwo the NSA is secretly recording most communications (calls, sms, internet...) in the United States? The New York Times gives a good oversight of the NSA practices and its stakes.


Juillet 2012

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Mai 2012

Avril 2012