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Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members. As Motherboard journalist Joseph Cox describes, current and former employees of Snap have described how an internal tool – which was only supposed […]

The Internet knows your every move – this is why you should care about it

In today’s digital economy, every company wants your data – from things like your email address and credit card number, right down to your deepest desires. And you willingly hand over this data on the promise that your experience will be tailored to your liking, that the ads you’ll see will be the ones you […]

Facebook Says 5% of Monthly Active Accounts Are Fake, Deletes 3B in 6 Months

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March 2019, bringing the total of accounts disabled to more than 3 billion over a six-month period, which includes Q4 2018 data, according to the company’s Community Standards Enforcement report published Thursday. The social network says the number of removed accounts has doubled over the past six […]

Customer Details from 2015 TalkTalk Breach Found on Google

After countless complaints from viewers about fraud, a BBC Watchdog Live investigation revealed that UK telecom TalkTalk didn’t notify 4,545 customers that their data had been compromised in the 2015 data breach, writes the publication. With a basic Google search, reporters found sensitive information, including names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, TalkTalk customer numbers, […]

Baltimore Struggles to Rebuild Systems after Refusing to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

Baltimore is still recovering from the Robbinhood ransomware attack on the city on May 7 and crushed all administrative transactions, payments and communication. The same ransomware hit the City of Greenville in North Carolina last month. Baltimore city officials refused to pay ransom in bitcoin to decrypt computers and regain access to data. Local government […]

‘Your account has been locked’ – 7 telltale signs of a phishing scam

According to study after study, phishing remains the most efficient attack vector for bad actors to steal your data. Even though attackers have plenty of options, they prefer phishing because it does one thing better than any other method: it tricks victims into partaking in their own attack. Some of the most lucrative phishing emails […]

‘Your account has been locked’ – 7 telltale signs of a phishing scam

According to study after study, phishing remains the most efficient attack vector for bad actors to steal your data. Even though attackers have plenty of options, they prefer phishing because it does one thing better than any other method: it tricks victims into partaking in their own attack. Some of the most lucrative phishing emails […]

The best smart speakers on the market

Amazon Echo kick started the smart speaker trend a few years ago, but for some time now it’s not been alone on the market.  There are now dozens of smart speakers, and choosing the best one is getting more and more tricky – you need an understanding of…