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Google Tackles Chromecast Wi-fi Blasting Bug

Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their low power “sleep” state. When waking, the devices can transmit more than 100,000 packets of data, quickly overwhelming home routers. Router makers […]

Thousands Hit in OnePlus Credit Card Hack

Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An investigation has revealed that attackers stole data by exploiting a loophole in its payment system between […]

CSI Leasing UK Acquires Freedom Tech Limited

CSI Leasing UK recently acquired Freedom Tech Limited (FTL), a London-based IT finance specialist that offers innovative technology finance solutions and employee technology benefit programs for schools and businesses. They are also the only provider in the United Kingdom that offers a fully managed 1:1 program for schools. This acquisition enhances CSI UK’s growth strategy […]

‘Text Bomb’ is latest Apple Bug

A new “text bomb” affecting Apple’s iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message containing a link which pointed to Mr Masri’s code on programming site GitHub would be enough to […]

Company Fined for 75 million Nuisance Automated Calls

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Miss-sold Products UK Ltd made the automated marketing calls between 16 November 2015 and 7 March 2016. The calls contained recorded messages, primarily promoting PPI compensation claims, but the company did not have the recipients’ […]

Hackers Steal $400,000 of Crypto-Currency

Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users’ accounts Stellar Lumen is thought to be the eighth most popular virtual currency in the world. According to […]

VTech Fined $650,000 Over Data Breach

Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach in 2015. While investigating the breach, the FTC found the firm had broken US laws governing the way […]

Four Firms Fined a Total of £600,000 by ICO

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Hundreds of complaints from the public about the firms prompted four ICO investigations, and resulted in the following fines: Barrington Claims Limited, previously based in Llanelli but now registered in Port Talbot, fined £250,000 […]

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure the system allowed unauthorised access to the personal data of over three million customers and 1,000 employees. The compromised […]