Month: September 2016

Switzerland votes in favour of more government surveillance amid fear of terror attacks

Voters approve bill to allow intelligence services to monitor communications by 65.5 percent. Swiss voters have approved a bill which give their security services more power to eavesdrop on its citizens. A proposed law was approved by 65.5 per cent of those who voted in the referendum, results on Sunday showed. The law grants the Swiss …

“POMM could be the next Elio Motors. We are crowdfunding” – Join POMM CEO David Freidenberg for an Interactive Discussion

POMM $10 Million Title IV, Reg. A+ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Join POMM CEO David Freidenberg for an Interactive Discussion September 29, 2:00 – 3:00pm (EDT) POMM would like to invite you to attend this live virtual video presentation and Q&A to discuss their $10 million Title IV Regulation A + Equity Crowdfunding Campaign. Register here: http://events.shindig.com/event/pommoffering …

Security man Krebs’ website DDoS was powered by hacked Internet of Things botnet

The huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which wiped security journalist Brian Krebs’ website from the internet came from a million-device-strong Internet of Things botnet. “Attack appears to include numerous IoT devices, including security cameras. Still itemizing them,” an Akamai spokesman told El Reg by email. The attack “included substantial shaped traffic (traffic directly …

Hackers steal 3,000 images from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud

Police are investigating the theft of 3,000 photographs including images of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, after hackers broke into Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account. The pictures belonging to Kate Middleton’s sister were offered on WhatsApp to reporters at both the Daily Mail and the Sun by an anonymous …

Alibaba Pays $100 Million For Eye-Scan Firm Used by U.S. Banks

Expect to “see” eye-scanning in more places. Alibaba’s payments arm, Ant Financial, has acquired EyeVerify, a maker of optical recognition technology used by Wells Fargo along with dozens of regional banks and credit unions across the country. Bloomberg reported the purchase price as around $70 million, but a person close to EyeVerify says this is …

Join POMM CEO David Freidenberg for an Interactive Discussion September 29, 2:00 – 3:00pm (EDT)

POMM $10 Million Title IV, Reg. A+ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Join POMM CEO David Freidenberg for an Interactive Discussion September 29, 2:00 – 3:00pm (EDT) POMM would like to invite you to attend this live virtual video presentation and Q&A to discuss their $10 million Title IV Regulation A + Equity Crowdfunding Campaign. Register here: http://events.shindig.com/event/pommoffering …

Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen

Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) confirmed on Thursday data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever. The company said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. The breach is said …

Hacking Your Phone Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking

A lot of modern life is interconnected through the Internet of things — a global empire of billions of devices and machines. Automobile navigation systems. Smart TVs. Thermostats. Telephone networks. Home security systems. Online banking. Almost everything you can imagine is linked to the world wide web. And the emperor of it all is the …

Mobile risk is a real number: Of 53,844 mobile devices in the average Global 2000 enterprise, 1,700 are infected by malware at any given time – Ponemon Institute, 2016

A single mobile device infected with malware can cost a victim organization an average of $9,485, according to a Ponemon Institute report. A new study shows the root cause of many of today’s data breaches is an employee’s mobile device. The findings are in stark contrast to the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report that …