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The US DOJ has indicted the HBO hacker

Over the Summer, HBO was hit by a massive cyber attack, during which a ton of data was stolen. This included confidential information on employees, unfinished scripts, emails and full episodes for some of the network’s biggest shows, including Game of Thrones. Now, after plenty of investigating, the US Department …

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OurMine hack HBO to offer help against hackers

HBO has had a tough time with hackers lately, with sensitive information being ransacked and held to ransom. The American TV network has experienced yet another attack today, however in a twist of fate, the perpetrators are a lot more noble in their cause. Today’s attack came from OurMine, a …

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Google’s sign-out bug caused by ‘routine maintenance’

Update: On Friday morning, many Google account users woke up to find themselves either mysteriously signed out, or with a notification claiming changes were made to their account. At the time, Google said this was not a security breach but had some more investigating to do. Now, there is a proper …

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Verizon and Yahoo agree to $4.48 billion purchase price

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Following lengthy debates and much fall out at the news that Yahoo had suffered a number of breaches over the past few years, a deal has been reached for the planned Verizon buyout. It won’t be quite the near $5 billion initially offered, but neither has Yahoo lost a billion …

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British companies to face big fines if data breaches occur

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Despite being inclined to have firms collect endless amounts of data on their customers, the British government does at least want them to protect it. Accepting a new EU law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), means that when introduced in 2018, British firms will be mandated to …

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