Update: SnapSaved, the 3rd party site suspected of leaking the photos has finally admitted that they were the source. They took the site down immediately upon discovering their Apache server had been hacked due to a misconfiguration. They do however insist that only 500MB of photos were collected and that not […]
An investigation set up in 2012 revealed that advertising through Facebook’s network resulted in likes from fake and suspicious accounts despite the fact they would never have been real customers or held any genuine interest in the business at all. Years have passed and Facebook has finally announced that it […]
Hi-jacked Snapchat accounts have reportedly been sending weight loss ads to user contacts, initially being identified on Twitter by users across several different countries. This time around, accounts aren’t being breached by a hack, or at least that’s what Snapchat is telling users.
Over 5 million Gmail user accounts have been reported to allegedly been hacked following a security breach. A list containing user email addresses and passwords was uploaded to a Russian forum however has since been removed. Question is, how has Google managed to keep this so quiet when it happened […]
Following major hacks and security breaches this past week including the iCloud photo leak and the Home Depot breach, LinkedIn has announced the introduction of 3 new tools designed to give users top security and control over their accounts in order to protect them from their accounts being accessed by […]
The technology news website CNET has been hacked this week by a Russian hacker group who attained the usernames, encrypted passwords and email addresses of over 1 million users. But was this a malicious hack or a constructive one?
Parents are always torn between the comfort of knowing their child is safe without seeming like an overly clingy parent, therefore LG have developed a device that allows for a parent to track their child’s location which also works as a mini phone for when the child wants to contact […]
LIFX lightbulbs are smart bulbs that can be turned on and off by a smartphone app. The LIFX project originally started on Kickstarter – a crowd funding website that allows general members of the public to donate money towards the development of new products and designs. The project brought in […]
Microsoft have finally switched on new webmail encryption tools in order to make it more difficult for personal emails to be accessed by cybercriminals and government snoops. These encryptions have been added to outlook.com and all of Microsoft’s other mail domains such as Hotmail.
Spotify have announced yesterday of a security breach that allowed for unauthorized access to systems and internal company data. The security breach has been noted as small scale, affecting only one user who is believed to have been hacked due to the use of outdated Spotify software that no longer […]
EBay, the online Marketplace with 128 million active users announced this week a cyber-hack that compromised their systems between late February and early March. Cyber attackers accessed the information after obtaining a small number of employee login credentials which was only discovered 2 weeks ago. The files accessed contained customer […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced earlier this month that Snapchat, a popular image and video sending application, suffered an alleged security breach in January this year when the names and numbers of approximately 4.6 million users were said to have been collected from Apple iOS devices. It is reported […]