Facebook could be hit by MASSIVE compensation claims over recent hack

Following from the recent Facebook hack there is a real possibility that affected Brits could demand compensation from the social network. Under GDPR, the recently-introduced EU law, people can claim compensation if their data loss has called them distress. That means that if you lost access to your account or suffered damage to your reputation then you might be able […]

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11-year-old security flaw in vote scanner still isn’t fixed

An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 US states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems & Software, the nation’s leading elections equipment vendor. The vulnerability was the most serious noted in voting equipment in a […]

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Amazon looking into claims staff were bribed to delete negative reviews

Amazon is investigating reports that third-party retailers bribed staff to delete negative comments, restore banned accounts and access secret sales data. According to a Wall Street Journal report employees were tracked down through social media sites. In China, where this behaviour is apparently more common, this was done through WeChat. Employees were apparently approached by brokers who offered them various […]

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Fax machines vulnerable to hacking, can give access to entire networks

The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of inter-office communications, but it may also present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organisation's network, according to a new report from Israel-based software company Check Point. The company said that the vulnerability was identified as a result of research intended to discover potential security risks, and not […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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Senator says staff is being targeted by hackers

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Sunday that her staff is being targeted by phishing emails as concerns grow that Russia will again meddle in a U.S. election. “I do know that we’ve had an experience in our office with people getting phishing emails with social media accounts,” Shaheen (D-NH) said on “Face the Nation.” “There has been one situation that we […]

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What’s the best way to get back at Russian hackers? Lawsuits

The recent indictments of 12 Russian-intelligence officers raise two questions that ought to be asked of special counsel Robert Mueller: Why now? And what can we do about it? While new to the public, it is old news inside intelligence circles: The general facts, and likely the very specific details listed in the indictment, about Russian intrusion were well known […]

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John McCain tells Trump to CANCEL summit after Russian agents charged

John McCain calls on Trump to CANCEL summit in Helsinki ‘unless he is prepared to hold Putin accountable for election tampering’ after 12 Russian agents are charged in Mueller investigation John McCain says Putin is US’ ‘enemy’ after 12 agents charged with meddling  Agents accused of hacking emails, stealing voter information, damaging leaks  This is the first time Russia has […]

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Hackers stole data from 27M Ticketfly customers

Online ticketing service Ticketfly restored its website and updated its customers on the severity of its recent data breach Thursday. The gist of it: The hackers weren’t able to get their hands on any credit card numbers, but accessed personal information from 27 million customers. The data the hackers had access to included names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, […]

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