Category Archives: Security

Researcher who found Meltdown says chip flaws ‘pretty scary’

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS – The 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria’s Graz Technical University who discovered the Meltdown chip flaw said on Friday (January 5), said what he saw was scary. Continue reading

22Nov/17

Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 mln accounts

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday (November 22). Continue reading

08Nov/17

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach

At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax breach impact will be felt ‘for months and months’ – cyber expert

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The impact of a security breach at Equifax Inc that may have compromised personal information for 143 million American consumers could be felt for a long time to come, cybersecurity expert Ryan Kalember told Reuters on Friday (September 8). Continue reading

10Jul/17

U.S. judge dismisses Facebook tracking lawsuit

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Leading Republican calls Trump-Putin cyber unit close to ‘dumbest idea’ ever

INTERNET (JULY 09, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (July 9) he and Russia’s president had discussed forming a cyber security unit, an idea harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted after its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading