Category: Technology

Privacy \ Technology
Sensitive personal data of thousands of porn stars leaked online
January 17, 2020

More than 4,000 porn stars have had highly sensitive private information exposed online by an adult website.Cyber security researchers vpnMentor, a VPN comparison site, claim they found an open folder on PussyCash’s Amazon web server containing 875,000 files.PussyCash own multiple porn websites and hosts affiliation programs for multiple adult sites, paying webmasters for traffic sent to the sites through banners and exit traffic.The...

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Travelex suffers a ransomware cyber-attack
January 8, 2020

Foreign currency trader Travelex has fallen victim to a cyber-attack from a ransomware gang called Sodinokibi.The criminals behind the hack told the BBC they are demanding $6m (£4.6m) or company computer systems will be deleted, and customer data sold online.Cashiers have been resorting to using pen and paper to keep money moving at cash desks in airports and on high streets, but orders online have been affected.The breach was first...

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iCaaS leads the way with innovative software
December 19, 2019

Scottish entrepreneur Nicola Hartland found a gap in the GDPR market and has since built a very successful business.Hartland discovered that there wasn’t a company offering a quick and easy solution to help her business comply with the new rules. And so iCaaS was launched. She set about raising more than £1.3million worth of investment from a range of backers and two years developing one of the most disruptive pieces of software on the market....

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More than 100 data breaches reported to the ICO by charities
December 18, 2019

Charities reported 108 data breaches to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for the second quarter of 2019/20.Latest figures show that this figure – although high – is actually down from the same period last year when 137 breaches were reported to the regulator.And not surprisingly, most of these incidents were down to human error.The most common causes of the data breaches were loss or theft of paperwork in an insecure...

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Private text messages of millions of Americans exposed online
December 2, 2019

A major data breach has leaked the texts and usernames of more than 100 million Americans.According to vpnMentor, a company that ranks virtual private networks (VPN), the database of a company called TrueDialog was compromised allegedily. The company is a US-based enterprise communications firm, providing "Enterprise-Grade SMS Texting Solutions."The database of 604GB included unencrypted passwords and the contents of SMS messages....

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OnePlus Confirms Data Breach
November 28, 2019

For the second time in two years, smartphone maker OnePlus has been the victim of a cyberattack.Hackers accessed thousands of OnePlus customer data through a vulnerability in the vendor's website.The company admitted that hackers had accessed sensitive details including customers’ contact numbers, names and addresses but stressed that no payment information and passwords had been accessed.They also added that if customers had...

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iCaaS are proud sponsors of The Ocean5
November 20, 2019

Here at iCaaS we are incredibly proud to sponsor an epic adventure by iCaaS Chairman and co-founder Kevin Gaskell and his Ocean5 team.Rowing across the Atlantic is not a challenge completed by many. But for Gaskell, the world’s toughest row race is just another feat of endurance he’s taking on.Gaskell and his team are planning to start their epic journey in early December from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua and...

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A flaw in Amazon’s Ring doorbell could have allowed hackers to control homes
November 15, 2019

Hackers might have gained unauthorised access to the internet-connected Ring doorbell and potentially any other devices connected to it.A security vulnerability which was discovered could have allowed cyber criminals to intercept the owner's wi-fi networks.Since the possible breach was discovered, Ring Doorbell Pro cameras have now received a security patch to mitigate the issue.The home security devices have become one of the...

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Major Samsung Galaxy s10 and Galaxy Note 10 security flaw exposed
October 23, 2019

Phone giant Samsung has been hit with another security breach after users found the Galaxy S10 model allows anyone to unlock the devices when covered in third-party screen protectors.Now banks have withdrawn fingerprint authentication support on the smartphones after the glitch was revealed last week.Natwest and Nationwide have withdrawn support after it was discovered that anyone was able to unlock devices - not just the device's owner with...

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China in spying app row
October 17, 2019

Cybersecurity experts have warned that a mobile app promoting the ideology of the communist president could have been spying on 100 million citizens.Chinese President Xi Jinping's app 'Study (Xi) Strong Country' was made mandatory for all communist party members to download and read everyday.Many citizens have had wages 'tied' to the app making it a compulsory download.The app, which was released in January, has been likened...

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