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After Target, more well-known US retailers victims of cyber attacks

Jan 12, 2014

After Target, more well-known US retailers victims of cyber attacks

Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only US retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. #cyber attacks #InsecureNet #Target #JC Penny
France fines Google 150,000 euros over data privacy

Jan 09, 2014

France fines Google 150,000 euros over data privacy

France's data protection watchdog has fined Google 150,000 euros after the US search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local law. #Internet #Google #Technology #Google Inc. #InsecureNet #mobile #Google search #ads #Personal Technology #Google shares
Got hacked Snapchat knew there was a problem but ignored it

Jan 03, 2014

Got hacked Snapchat knew there was a problem but ignored it

On 27 December, Snapchat had written this blog post saying that a security group had posted about a possible attack via the Find Friends feature on the app. #social media #Internet #Hacking #InsecureNet #Instant messaging #Mobile app #Mobiles #Application #online security #Snapchat
Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6 mn accounts, but does not apologise

Jan 03, 2014

Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6 mn accounts, but does not apologise

An anonymous group called Snapchat DB posted the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users on New Year's Eve, days after the startup - headed by 23-year old founder Evan Spiegel - brushed off warnings that its app still contained security loopholes. #Internet #Security #InsecureNet #Snapchat #Snapchat DB #accounts hacked #user names leaked
NSA developing computer to crack privacy codes report

Jan 03, 2014

NSA developing computer to crack privacy codes report

The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. #Internet #Technology #Online privacy #National Security Agency #InsecureNet #Spying #NSA #Personal Technology #Super computer #US NSA
Never worked with NSA on monitoring iPhones, says Apple

Jan 01, 2014

Never worked with NSA on monitoring iPhones, says Apple

Apple Inc has never worked with the US National Security Agency and is unaware of efforts to target its smartphones, the company said. #Apple Inc. #smartphones #Technology #Apple #MobileMonitor #InsecureNet #Mobiles #NSA #iPhone 5S #Personal Technology #Apple iPhone 5S #iPhone 5C
Govt requests to remove political content worrying, says Google

Dec 30, 2013

Govt requests to remove political content worrying, says Google

Google has raised concerns about consistent demands by governments and law enforcement agencies across the world to remove content that is critical of them. #Internet #Google #Google Inc. #InsecureNet #Personal Technology #Google transparency report #Govt control
Hacker took over BBC server, tried to 'sell' access on Christmas

Dec 30, 2013

Hacker took over BBC server, tried to 'sell' access on Christmas

A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. #Internet #BBC #Hacker #InsecureNet #Personal Technology #cyber criminals #BBC website #BBC Server
Silk Road website case Prosecutors in NY charge 3 more men

Dec 21, 2013

Silk Road website case Prosecutors in NY charge 3 more men

Three more men face charges for their alleged roles in the online black market website known as the Silk Road, federal prosecutors in New York City revealed Friday. #Internet #Technology #InsecureNet #Silk Road #Silk Road website #Online Black Market
Indian govt to launch homegrown spying system Netra

Dec 19, 2013

Indian govt to launch homegrown spying system Netra

Netra will comb emails, tweets, blogs, instant messages and any other digital footprint citizens leave for words and threads that could be part of plans that threaten national security. #India #NewsTracker #USA #DRDO #InsecureNet #RAW #IB #Netra #NSA #PRISM