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Google counteract legal threat in US

Google just escaped being prosecuted by the US government in 2012, reports BBC. The US government almost sued Google in 2012 over its anti-competitive policy, including assignment it boosted the search rankings of its own sites over that of competitors. In the end, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) decided

Gamers targeted by CryptoLocker, a ransomware virus

  I was telling some time ago about a type of virus, ransomware which basically encrypts your data and you can not regain access unless you pay an amount of money  as a reward. CryptoLocker has a new variant which targets gamers and stop them playing their favourite games unless they pay a

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

The UK’s National Crime Agency has arrested this week 56 suspected hackers as part of a “strike week” against cybercrime. In total, 25 separate operations were carried out across The United Kingdom. Those arrested are suspected of being involved in a wide variety of cybercrimes including data theft,

Tracking the FREAK ATACK, a huge SSL security flaw

  Called Freak, Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys, the security breach exists on high-profile websites. It is supossed that seven hours is all it takes to crack the encryption that is in place on some supposedly secure websites. Browsers can be hijacked and tricked into accessing websites using legacy encryption.  There was

Uber database breach exposed 50000 drivers

Uber released a statement on Friday announcing that it suffered a data breach in 2014 that affected 50 000 Uber drivers across the United States. The Uber’s database was accessed by an unauthorized third party. Uber says that 50 000 driver partner names and driver’s license numbers

Federal Communications Commission approve net neutrality rules

  The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to approve new rules on how the internet should be governed. New rules will prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against content producers. “Who determines how you use the internet? Who decides what content you can view and when? Should there

Android phones can be tracked just with battery power alone

  We all know that a phone uses more power the further away it is from a cell tower as it tries to connect. So, an Android phone can be tracked by studying their power use over time, without using their GPS or wi-fi/data usage. Extra power is used by

The Carbanak hacking group stole $1 billion from the accounts of several banks

A group of hackers called Carbanak stole about $1 billion from the accounts of several banks and financial sector companies around the world from 2013 to the present, in a unprecedented banking hack, said the cyber security company from Russia, Kaspersky Lab. The group, called “Carbanak” by

Google warns Microsoft and Apple: fix the vulnerability or we will disclose

  Google said that its elite team consisting of hackers and programmers search security deficiencies of its software applications and other companies, Google warning that if its competitors will not eliminate vulnerabilities within 90 days, then they will make public. Google claims that software vendors must act quickly

Anthem, an insurance company, was the target of a large cyber attack

  Anthem Insurance Company, the second largest in the United States, was the target of a cyber attack, hackers managed to steal personal data for many former or current clients and employees of the company, reports Reuters. Anthem announced Wednesday that hackers broke into an IT system