Police have arrested another young man as the police continue to investigate the TalkTalk hack.
This time the police made the arrest of an 18 year old youth in Llanelli, Wales.
The young man was bailed until March next year. The four other people were also released on police bail after arrests following the hack in late October.… Read the rest
A group which has been extorting victims of Ashley Madison hack has moved on to those who had their data exposed in the Patreon hack.
DD4BC which has a history of extortion and DDoS attacks has been sending out emails to those who were hit in the Patreon hack to demand a bitcoin is sent to them or the Patreon user will have their personal information exposed:
“Unfortunately, your data was leaked in the recent hacking of the Patreon web site and I now have your information.… Read the rest
Tin box shifter Dell has confirmed that its laptops’ bloatware are coming preloaded with a self-signed root digital certificate that lets attackers spy on traffic on any secure website.
The root certificate is bundled with a corresponding private key, making the situation worse.… Read the rest
A top US republican has called for an Internet shut down and an end to social media as a way to stop terrorism.
You will not be surprised to discover that Joe Barton comes from Texas, a US state renowned for the calibre of its philosophers, scientists and professional thinkers.… Read the rest
For a while now the New York Times has blotted its street cred by printing Apple adverts pretending they are news, but it appeared that when it did the same thing for government spooks, it got out of its depth rather fast.… Read the rest
Hacker collective Anonymous has taken down more than 3,800 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State death cult.
The hacktivism outift declared war on the Islamic State on Monday after the Paris atrocities One day after declaring war on ISIS members, Anonymous has already managed to have an effect.… Read the rest
UK chancellor George Osborne said today that jihadists of Islamic State are planning cyber warfare in the UK, targeting hospitals, utilities and air traffic control.
But he also said that the UK is planning counter cyber war against IS, which will take down its its web sites and communications.… Read the rest
The healthcare industry has been blighted by poor security for a while which has placed patent records at risk.
One of the problem has been that while files can be encrypted if they have to be unencrypted when they are used. This left a large security hole.… Read the rest
The Japanese National Institute of Informatics claims that its AI program, developed with university and corporate researchers, achieved an above-average score on a college entrance exam for the first time.
The test covered five subjects including maths, physics and English. The institute wanted to develop an AI by 2021 that was high enough on Japan’s standardised college entrance exam to be accepted into the University of Tokyo, the nation’s top-ranked university.… Read the rest