#security

Phishing Attack on Google Docs

Phishing Attack on Google Docs

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

A sophisticated phishing or malware attack at Google Docs users is now widespread: users receive emails inviting them to edit a Google Doc, with a subject line stating a contact “has shared a...
Facebook Blocks Fake Accounts

Facebook Blocks Fake Accounts

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

The social network has got rid of tens of thousands of fake accounts in its attempt to dismantle a sophisticated global spam operation. Facebook confirmed that it had been working to disrupt a...
Google Loses Russian Court Case

Google Loses Russian Court Case

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

A 2-year battle with Russian authorities has been settled by Google for $7.8m, and the company will also have to open up Android to rival search engines and apps in the country. This is a new...
Young Hackers Don't Do It For Money

Young Hackers Don't Do It For Money

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

According to a recent study, young hackers are not motivated by money, but rather break into systems to impress their friends. The National Crime Agency interviewed 12- to 17-year-olds who had...
Apple Demands Uber to Stop

Apple Demands Uber to Stop

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

Uber was trying to catch Chinese fraudsters but broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app while doing so. As a result, Uber CEO was hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim...
16 Year Old Hacker Jailed

16 Year Old Hacker Jailed

Posted on May 16, 2017 by ORC Editor

Adam Mudd from the UK has received 2 years in jail for setting up a global computer hacking business. He was 16 when he created the Titanium Stresser software, which carried out over 1.7m attacks...
Dating Site Data Breach

Dating Site Data Breach

Posted on May 17, 2017 by ORC Editor

The world still remembers the high-profile dating website data breach at Ashley Madison: at the time, the hackers released the personal data of 37m users in order to reveal the dishonesty of the...
Netflix Bans 'rooted' Android devices

Netflix Bans 'rooted' Android devices

Posted on May 17, 2017 by ORC Editor

Netflix customers who previously viewed the service using a 'rooted' Android device are no longer able to do so, at least officially. The development has been confirmed by Netflix, who say that...
International cyber-attack affects South Africa

International cyber-attack affects South Africa

Posted on May 17, 2017 by ORC Editor

Could your company be at risk? Late last Friday night the world's biggest cyber attack was launched, affecting 150 countries which included South Africa. Companies have spent the weekend...
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