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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants you to delete Facebook: Here’s why

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Facebook is facing serious questions after it was revealed that political data firm Cambridge Analytica illegally harvested over 50 million user profiles to help manipulate election campaigns for Donald Trump as well as the pro-Brexit camp. According to reports by the Observer and New […]

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Expedia’s Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit in breach

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Credits: Reuters

Orbitz, a subsidiary of online travel agency Expedia Inc (EXPE.O), said on Tuesday that hackers may have accessed personal information from about 880,000 payment cards.

The unit said an investigation showed that the breach may have occurred between Jan. 1, 2016 […]

By |March 21st, 2018|Cyber News|

Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning, dies aged 37

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Credits: theguardian

Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in whistleblower Chelsea Manningto law enforcement, has died at the age of 37, according to authorities in Kansas.

Lamo, who testified about Manning’s release of documents to WikiLeaks, was confirmed dead on Friday by authorities in Sedgwick County. The coroner’s […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Cyber News|

Fortnite players warned over hack attacks

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Credits: BBC

Players of the hugely popular Fortnite video game are being urged to be vigilant as malicious hackers kick off campaigns to hijack accounts.

In recent weeks, many Fortnite players have reported via social media that their accounts have been taken over.

Many […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Cyber News|

UAE TRA foils over 80 cyber threats in two months

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Credits: tahawultech

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has thwarted a total of 86 cyber-attacks against government, semi-government and private sector entities in the UAE during the first two months of the year.

According to the TRA, the number of cyber-attack case are 66 percent down […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Cyber News|

A pro-Erdoğan Turkish hacker team is behind cyber attacks in Europe

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Credits: ahvalnews

A Turkish hacker, Arslan A. (alias Osman T., aka General Osman), living in Kentucky, U.S. and a member of Turkish nationalist group Lion Soldiers Team (ANT) was behind in a string of cyber attacks on the Vienna Airport, Austrian National Bank, […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Cyber News|

Spy poisoning: UK on high alert against Russian cyber-attack threat

 

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Credits: The Business Line

Britain’s banks, energy and water companies are all said to be on high alert against the threat of a possible Russian cyber-attack amid an escalating diplomatic row between the two countries over the poisoning of a former Russian […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Cyber News|

Phishing still number one method for cyber-attacks

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Credits: ABC News

Microsoft has just released its annual cybersecurity report and it says that phishing is still the most popular way for cyber-criminals to attack, giving security experts everywhere headaches.

To create the report, Microsoft scanned more than 400 billion emails, 450 billion authentications […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Cyber News|

Police gets device to fight cyber crime

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Credits: Indiatimes

 Assam Police, which has been engaged in high intensity counter-insurgency operations for nearly four decades, is set to shift its focus to cyber terror, the new domain of crime that has a global reach.

Emulating Kerala Police, the police force of […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Cyber News|

Russian Cyber Threat Actors Have Gained Access to Power Plant ICS Systems

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Russian government cyber threat actors have infiltrated workstations and servers of corporate networks containing data output from industrial control systems (ICS) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems associated with an unnamed number of power plants, the Department of Homeland […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Cyber News|