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New Zealand Facebook users have been infected by a new Facebook malware attack

New Zealand Facebook users have been infected by a new Facebook malware attack which is believed to steal private information including passwords and browsing history. https://tvnz-a.akamaihd.net/963482464001/201708/747/963482464001_5549551297001_5549545640001.mp4 Users receive a message through Facebook Messenger from one of their friends saying “[your name] video [emoji]” and a shortened link to what looks like a video player. When …

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Game of Thrones stars’ personal phone numbers leaked

Another successful hacking, this time on HBO and hackers demand US$6 million and leak private information. BY GRAHAM CLULEY Congratulations, you’re famous. You’re paid a small fortune to prance around exotic occasions, saying other people’s words, accompanied by CGI dragons… and millions of people are glued to your antics every week on TV. Yes, you’re an …

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New cyber attack causes mass disruption.

Another massive attack has occurred overnight disruption many businesses and Government services. There is no better time to ensure your online protection systems, firewall and anti-virus is active and up to date. A major global cyber attack dubbed “GoldenEye” or “Petya” has caused mass disruption in Europe and the United States. Computers at Russia’s biggest …

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Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware’s world domination

Kasper Lindgaardsums up the latest security attacks by saying “, “Frankly, if you wait two months to apply a critical Microsoft patch, you’re doing something wrong. This time, we even had a warning in April that this could very likely happen, so businesses need to wake up and start taking these types of threats and risks seriously. …

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Amazon’s outage was so bad Amazon couldn’t get into its own dashboard to warn the world

AWS’s S3 outage yesterday was so bad Amazon couldn’t get into its own dashboard to warn the world 1 Mar 2017 at 03:00, Shaun Nichols Tuesday’s Amazon Web Services mega-outage knocked offline not only websites big and small, by yanking away their backend storage, but also knackered apps and Internet of Things gadgets relying on …

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Does Google Spy On Me? Here’s How To Protect Yourself

by Wendy Boswell Updated January 27, 2017 Our lives have become more integrated online than in any other time in history. We interact with each other online via social media, email, and forums; we conduct business via complex, data-driven channels and innovations; and the culture we encounter online is fundamentally linked to that we come …

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