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Net Neutrality Voted To Keep Internet Fair, Fast and Open

After a decade-long battle, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules to keep broadband Internet in the United States "Fair, Fast and Open." The Internet will be reclassified as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, which means broadband providers will be banned from creating so-called “fast lanes” to block or slow down traffic online. Net neutrality principles stat...

A Taste of Its Own Medicine? Lizard Squad Claims Hack on Lenovo after Adware Scandal

Lenovo.com was hijacked and email communications were intercepted by hackers just days after the company admitted to installing dangerous adware on many of its computers before shipping them to unsuspecting customers. “Unfortunately, Lenovo has been the victim of a cyber-attack. One effect of this attack was to redirect traffic from the Lenovo website. We are also actively investigating other aspects,” the...

Location Tracking to Fight Credit Card Fraud, VISA Says

VISA plans to release a new feature so cardholders can share their location via smartphone, according to an official press release. Starting April 2015, customers can update their banking mobile apps with a feature named Visa Mobile Location Confirmation. This will allow customers to disclose their location to banks and, consequently, to Visa. This new function is meant to fight credit card fraud by helping...

Bitcoin exchange vanishes

According to local media reports, Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has disappeared in a puff of virtual digital smoke, taking with it possibly as much as US $387 million in funds belonging to as many as 3000 local investors....

After the Anthem hack, the phishing scams begin

Well, that didn't take long. Within days of US health insurer Anthem announcing that hackers had broken into its servers, and accessed databases containing sensitive information about tens of millions of customers, fraudsters are taking advantage of the scare with phishing campaigns. As if it wasn't bad enough that a hacking gang had accessed data including names, medical IDs, social security numbers, addre...

Major Internet Explorer vulnerability could lead to convincing phishing attacks

A security researcher has uncovered what appears to be a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer that could be exploited by malicious hackers to launch convincing phishing attacks and inject malicious code into users' browsers as they visit websites. David Leo published details of the flaw, including a link to a proof-of-concept exploit that demonstrates the attack working against the popular Daily Mail...

Psssh. Taylor Swift Gets New Passwords and Lizard Squad Gets … “NOTHING”

The Twitter and Instagram accounts of pop singer Taylor Swift fell victim to a hack that, while lasting only 15 minutes, invited her 51 million fans to follow hackers’ accounts, according to The Guardian. Photo credits: The Guardian The two Twitter handles, @lizzard and @veriuser, allegedly belong to the leader of the Lizard Squad. Both Twitter accounts were briefly suspended. Taylor confirmed the hack on h...

404 Plane Not Found – Hackers Claiming to Represent ISIS Hit Malaysian Airlines

ISIS, known for gruesome videos of beheading innocent captives, has either developed a sense of humor, albeit a distasteful one, or has attracted a delinquent fan-boy following. Attackers claiming to represent ISIS carried out a denial-of-service attack on the website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS), compromising its domain name system, according to news reports. The message “404-Plane Not Found...

Lizard Squad blamed for Facebook downtime. Facebook says “Err.. no”

Hacking gang jokers Lizard Squad appeared to be taking credit for Facebook and Instagram falling off the web earlier today, but you - and the media - shouldn't be too quick to believe them. In a tweet the notorious hacking crew, who previously attacked XBox Live and PlayStation Network gaming services over Christmas, referenced the the problems being experienced by various social networks earlier today. And...

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