Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks

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Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Image copyright TaskRabbit Image caption TaskRabbit is an odd jobs marketplace Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is back online, following a “cyber-security incident” on Monday. TaskRabbit lets people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. The company says an “unauthorised user gained access to our systems” and […]

NHS website defaced by hackers

NHS website defaced by hackers

Image caption The message was left on the site for several days, according to a cyber-security researcher An NHS website hosting data from patient surveys that was defaced by hackers has been fixed. The site, insights.london.nhs.uk, was given a black background, eerie music and a message in white text that read: “Hacked by AnoaGhost.” Cyber-security […]

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

Image copyright Getty Images The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from […]

Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Image copyright Wish Image caption Wish claims to have more than 300 million users worldwide A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children. UK watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that Wish.com had behaved “irresponsibly” and must ensure its […]

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Image copyright Reuters Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is investigating a “cyber-security incident”, the company has announced. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working with law enforcement […]

Russia’s Telegram block hits web users

Russia’s Telegram block hits web users

Image copyright Steve Jennings Image caption Telegram founder Pavel Durov has vowed to help users circumvent the ban Russian web users are reporting problems accessing online services as a result of the authorities’ bid to block the Telegram messaging app. Russia’s media regulator has blocked more than 4 million IP addresses after a court approved […]

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users’ explicit consent. It involves the “tag suggestions” technology, which spots users’ friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit says this breaches Illinois state […]

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The warning is set to impact ZTE’s efforts to sell 5G infrastructure and devices The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment […]

Singapore uncovers ‘high-tech’ exam cheating plot

Singapore uncovers ‘high-tech’ exam cheating plot

A Singaporean tutor has admitted to helping six Chinese students cheat in their 2016 exams in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. Tan Jia Yan took the exams as a private candidate and FaceTimed questions to accomplices who then rang students and read answers to them, prosecutors say. The students snuck in mobile phones […]