Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

After he was fired for poor performance, the ex-employee was back with a vengeance, literally. A British man has been sent to prison for two years after he wiped out his ex-employer’s business-critical data in cloud storage, according to a report by the United Kingdom’s Thames Valley Police. Steffan Needham, of Bury, Greater Manchester, worked as an … More Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

More trouble in dark markets? A notorious black-market bazaar announces plans to close up shop on the same day that police announce the arrests of 61 people. Law enforcement from Europe, the United States, and Canada have announced the results of a recent international operation against dozens of people who reportedly sold and bought illicit … More Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

Two white hats hack a Tesla, get to keep it

The electric automaker is working to release a fix for the underlying vulnerability in a matter of days. A duo of white-hat hackers have earned themselves a brand new Tesla Model 3 after exposing a vulnerability in the car’s integrated browser. Richard Zhu and Amat Cam, aka team ‘Fluoroacetate’, managed to break into the electric … More Two white hats hack a Tesla, get to keep it

ESET launches a new blog aimed at insecure Android apps: Android App Watch

ESET unveiled a new blog named Android App Watch to help Android users protect themselves against insecure applications. “Insecurely developed apps, those that put their users’ privacy or money at risk are a growing problem. On one hand, such apps don’t qualify as malware and thus cannot be blocked by security solutions. On the other, the … More ESET launches a new blog aimed at insecure Android apps: Android App Watch

Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

The social network says that the passwords were never exposed externally and that it found no abuse of the glitch. Facebook has fixed a bug that caused that the passwords of many of its users were stored in plain text and were visible for the social network’s employees. “As part of a routine security review … More Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn’t the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows. Many computer users don’t take enough precautions when disposing of their USB sticks, leaving a trove of what is often sensitive information about themselves for the drives’ new owners, a study has shown. Researchers from the … More Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU

The third penalty that Europe has levied on the tech giant in less than two years brings the total to €8.25 billion. European Union (EU) authorities have handed down a €1.49 billion (US$1.7 billion) fine to Google for abusing its dominant position in the brokering of online search adverts, according to a statement by the European … More Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU