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Australian Bank Lost Data of 20m Accounts

Australia's Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016. But…
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Twitter Tells Users to Change Their Passwords

Twitter has warned its 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch exposed some in plain text on its internal network. The social network said an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused…
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Stockport Firms Fined for Nuisance Calls and Spam Texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined two firms in Stockport for disrupting the public with nuisance marketing. IAG Nationwide Limited has been fined £100,000 for making more than 69,000 calls to people registered with…
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How to Backup and Erase Your iPad/iPhone

Making a back up via your iPad or iPhone: 1 - Connect your device to Wi-Fi. 2 - Plug your device into a power source. 3 - Go to Settings. 4 - Select your account at the top of the settings menu. (see below image) 5 - Select…
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Data Firm, AIQ, May Face Legal Action in UK

The UK's Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog's inquiry…
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Cyber-attack Website Webstresser Taken Down

A website blamed for launching more than four million cyber-attacks around the world, including attempts to crash banks in the UK, has been taken down in a major international investigation. The operation, which involved the UK's National Crime…
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Ransomware Infects Ukraine Government Site

Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine's energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin - worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today's…
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Ikea App, TaskRabbit, Reveals Security Breach

Ikea is investigating a "cyber-security incident" involving its odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit…
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Scottish Company Raided Over 200 Million Nuisance Calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched a business premises near Glasgow, as part of an investigation into a company suspected of making over 200 million illegal nuisance calls. Some of the calls potentially put people’s…
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Ransomware: What Is It And How Can You Prevent It?

Take a look at this article we found on ransomware.  It's very interesting & full of great tips on how to prevent attacks on your system!  Ransomware has been around for a while now and grows more prevalent with each passing year.…