June 1, 2016

Oh No, I’ve Been Pwned! – Tumblr Hit By Massive 65M Accounts Breach

Imagine my surprise the moment I found out that over 65 million email addresses and passwords from Tumblr had been breached from Tumblr’s system. On May 12th, Tumblr, the microblogging platform known also as the watering hole for sleepless hipsters and fandom cults, revealed that they had only just discovered a data breach […]
May 28, 2016

How Charging Your Phone Using a Laptop Could Get You Hacked

When your phone’s battery is running low, you would have probably never thought twice before plugging it to charge through your laptop or to freely available charging points like at airports, cafes, on public transport or even free hotspot kiosks provided by your very own city. Nevertheless, security experts are warning why you […]
May 24, 2016

China’s Government Fakes Over 488 Million Social Media Posts, Study Shows

Source: Social News Daily The headlines probably comes as no surprise. A recent May 17th investigative paper has described how the Chinese government who has long been rumoured to hire as many as two million people to fabricate social media posts for strategic distraction. The study, led by Harvard University data scientist Gary […]
May 21, 2016

The Smartphones Built for the Japan Government to Secretly Track Your Location

Source: Android Headlines NTT DOCOMO, Inc. is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan, with its headquarters operating from Chiyoda, Tokyo. At the beginning of 2015, it was the fourth largest public company in Japan in terms of market capitalization, even over other companies when compared with Honda, Sumitomo Mitsui, and Canon. NTT […]
May 13, 2016

Baidu’s Choice in Search Results Allegedly Misled Student to his Death

In case you have never heard of Baidu, Baidu is a Chinese web services company headquartered in Beijing which offers many services such as a Chinese search engine for websites, social media services, audio files and images. This internet juggernaut is China’s largest search engine with a 70% share of the market, and […]
May 6, 2016

Hacked Emails of 272 Million Users on the Market for Less Than $1

“Today, large amounts of stolen credentials may not grab headlines, but they never lose their potency…” In yet again more news of big data breaches, Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based security firm known for obtaining hoards of stolen data from the hacking underworld, has successfully managed to recover over 272 million unique pairs of […]
May 2, 2016

Email Privacy Act Passed in 419-0 House Vote

On Wednesday 27th April 2016, the US House of Representatives has passed a new email privacy bill called the Email Privacy Act which aims to strengthen the privacy protections for email and other cloud-storage services. The bill is proposed to require law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warrant before asking technology companies […]
April 30, 2016

Royal Families, Secret Services & Spies; Files Leaked in Qatar National Bank Data Breach

Established in 1964, Qatar National Bank (QNB), headquartered in Doha, is the biggest bank in the country. The financial institution is the second largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, and one of the Gulf state’s biggest banks. Partially-owned by a government investment fund, QNB operates in 27 countries on three continents […]