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Live chat widget leads to Ticketmaster breach

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Ticketmaster, the California-based ticketing agency, has suffered a data breach affecting five per cent of its customers. On June 23rd, Ticketmaster’s UK operation spotted malicious software on a customer support product hosted by Inbenta Technologies; an AI company that specialises in natural language processing and semantic search. Ticketmaster was using Inbenta’s… Read more »

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Flight monitoring service hacked

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Nearly a quarter of a million users of Swedish flight tracking service Flightradar24 may have had their emails and passwords compromised by a recent data breach. Flightradar24, one of the leading providers of real-time aircraft flight information, initially advised its customers to change their passwords, without making any public announcement… Read more »

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Tesla takes former technician to court

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Electric car maker Tesla is suing Martin Tripp, a disillusioned former employee and self-styled whistle-blower, for attempted industrial sabotage. Elon Musk, the visionary founder of the Californian automotive-to-alternative energy company, claims that Tripp hacked into the Tesla computer system and leaked confidential information to unauthorised third parties. As well as… Read more »

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Google products expose more IoT security issues

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Vulnerabilities in two Google products are prompting fresh concerns over the security of the Internet of Things. It appears that hackers can detect a person’s exact location by exploiting vulnerabilities in Chromecast – Google’s streaming device, and Home – its artificial intelligence speaker. While it’s deemed unlikely that this could… Read more »

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Hackers target second Korean crypto-exchange

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Another South Korean cryptocurrency exchange has fallen victim to a major hack. Bithumb, the world’s sixth-largest crypto-coin exchange, has suspended trading after hackers stole over $30 million worth of digital currencies under its control. The Seoul-based exchange suspects that the hack emanates from North Korea. Bithumb also suffered an attack in… Read more »

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Dixons Carphone hit by major hack

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Embattled telecom and electrical retailer Dixons Carphone has been hit by a massive data breach – one of Britain’s biggest to date. The breach first began in July 2017, but the company has only now admitted to it publicly. The hack exposed over one million personal data records and nearly… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency exchange takes cyber hit

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Conrail, a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, has suffered a £28m hack – about 30% of its turnover; sending the value of bitcoin and other virtual currencies spiraling downwards. Volatile at the best of times, this latest breach has again shone a spotlight on the lack of regulation and lax security… Read more »

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Diner’s customers hit by offensive tweets

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Hackers recently hijacked the Twitter account of US diner and sports bar operator Buffalo Wild Wings and used it to post insulting tweets. The restaurant’s 700,000 followers were bombarded with racist and scatological tweets over a twenty-minute period before the company spotted the incursion and took them down. The chicken… Read more »

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Dashcam evidence lost in Atlanta ransomware attack

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Hackers have launched a SamSam ransomware attack on Atlanta’s IT department, affecting nearly a third of the state’s software. The attack closed Atlanta’s courts for several weeks. The damage includes years of police records, including the irretrievable loss of a large amount of dashcam video footage. The state declined to… Read more »

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