£870 Million Super-Cyber-Crook Captured

The suspected leader of the criminal gang behind the Cobalt and Carbanak malware campaigns that targeted banks and netted £870 Million has been arrested in Spain. The Carbanak & Cobalt Malware Attacks Cobalt and Carbanak are names of the different generations of malware, increasing in sophistication – 3 were used in all – which the […]

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Facebook Revamps Privacy Settings

In a move that Facebook says was due to happen before the recent personal data harvesting scandal, the social media giant has updated its privacy tools to make users more informed and in control. 50 Million Profiles Harvested The high-profile outcry that followed revelations over data from 50 million profiles that were harvested for use […]

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Your Computer Data Stored … On DNA?

British scientists believe they have developed a technique that will enable them to store computer files in DNA code. Why? Data storage takes up a huge amount of space. It is estimated that there is now 3 zettabytes (3000 billion billion bytes) of digital data, with more being generated all the time. Also, storage media […]

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50 Million Facebook User’s Data With Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is at the heart of a storm after a whistleblower alleged that the data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested 50 million Facebook profiles from a data breach. Why? London-based data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, which was once headed by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon, […]

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Camelot Hack – ‘It Could be You!’

Lottery operator Camelot has announced that 150 customer accounts have been affected by a hack that took place prior to Friday’s £14-million draw at 8.30pm. Low Level The company has described the hack as ‘low level’ and has stressed that no money was stolen, and that the attackers only saw limited information. Camelot attributed the […]

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First Direct Customers Can Pay By Siri

First Direct customers can now make voice-activated payments to existing payees or mobile contacts via the Siri tool on their Apple iPhones, without logging into online banking or using their password. Following Barclays First Direct’s move to voice-activated payments follows the move by Barclays last August to allow its customers (with an Apple device with […]

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