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20 month prison sentence for British hacker who made fortune helping SIM-swap fraudsters

20 month prison sentence for British hacker who made fortune helping SIM-swap fraudstersA teenage British hacker has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to selling hacking services and stolen personal data for cryptocurrency. 19-year-old Elliott Gunton was no stranger to the authorities, having previously been convicted in December 2016 for his role in the infamous hack of the telecoms firm TalkTalk. Gunton, 17 […]

Yes, there is life beyond the Google search engine

Living completely out of the Google bubble may not be possible, but slashing the amount of data this company collects on you is certainly achievable. Even better, you won’t have to go completely offline or live in a cave to do it. We don’t need Google …

Report: Nashville company pays ex-employee ransom installments only to stall him until the cops make the bust

A global phone insurance and tech support company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee has resorted to paying ransom to an alleged ex-staffer after receiving emails claiming he stole private info of thousands of employees and more than a million customers. As reported by the Tennessean, Asurion isn’t entirely sure the attacker is an disgruntled ex-employee. However, […]

Microsoft warns of wormable vulnerabilities in Windows

On the second Tuesday of every month, regular as clockwork, Microsoft releases a bundle of security patches for its software and urges companies and home users to update their systems before vulnerabilities are exploited by malicious hackers. Sure enough on this month’s Patch Tuesday, earlier this week, the company rolled out updates for its customers, […]

Hackers steal 700,000 guest records from Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels, a hospitality franchisor based in Maryland that owns chains such as Comfort Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Cambria Hotels, has suffered a cyber incident that exposed 700,000 guest records, including full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and more. The breach, discovered by independent researcher Bob Diachenko and reported by Comparitech, went […]

What should you do when your account’s been pwned?

Got Pwned? Here are three ways you should change those passwords and a helpful definition of a free credit bureau service
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