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“Apple Users Data Held for Ransom”

Palo Alto Networks Inc. a cyber-security company told Reuters Sunday that “Apple Inc (AAPL.O) customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers”. This was done using ransom-ware, a type of virus that encrypts the data on the infected machine and can only be unencrypted using the correct encryption […]

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“OurMine, the “Security” group hacking CEOS and Celebs”

Last Sunday, a security group calling itself OurMine claimed to have compromise the Twitter and Quora accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. OurMine posted messages reading “hacked” and “we are just testing your security” to Pichai’s half-million followers. Other accounts hacked by OurMine also included, VC Mark Suster, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg, Spotify […]

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“Norton’s New VPN App”

Norton has just announced the global launch of a new mobile VPN, Norton Wi-Fi Privacy. This new subscription based app, encrypts all the data you send over a public Wi-Fi network and is now available on both Apple and Android devices. Norton Company says it wants you to stay safe on public Wi-Fi, and is […]

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“Cybercrime Costs US Firms $15 million Per Year”

“The annual cost of cybercrime to US organizations rose nearly 20% over the past year to reach an average of $15m – far greater than the global figure, according to the latest data from the Ponemon Institute (Ponemon Institute headquartered in Michigan, is a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policy.) […]