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‘Petya’, the latest in ransomware, hits companies across the globe

  • 29/06/2017 at 00:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Petya RansomwareA new form of ransomware called Petya has attacked company computers at a number of major business, reaching the Ukraine, Denmark, France, Poland, Germany, Russia, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Among some of the companies effected are worldwide advertising agency WPP and Russian oil and steel firms Evraz and Rosneft. They, along with the others infected, were given a ransom demand of $300 to be paid via Bitcoin.

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In wake of Uber CEO resignation, 1000 employees ask him to come back

  • 22/06/2017 at 23:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Travis Kalanick UBERIn the midst of a number of controversies and a new business model, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has officially resigned. But those who work for the amateur taxi service has protested, and want him back in the driver’s seat.

The Resignation

It has been a contentious time for Uber and for Kalanick himself. Earlier this year a sexual harassment lawsuit was opened by one of the companies employees. That sparked a flood of other complaints that exposed a culture of lacking professionalism, harassment to female employees, and other forms of discrimination that led to major backlash against the driving service.

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Deep Root and the GOP voter information online Leak

  • 20/06/2017 at 23:46 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewData that the US Republican party has collected on around 200 million Americans has been dump online. The information was accidentally left up by a marketing and data firm called Deep Root Analytics.

A lot of information released

Information was aggregated from Republican super PACs, Reddit and other sources and put into a database. Contained in the information were the details of voters – Social Security numbers, birth dates, emails, physical addresses, religion, race and political leanings – and were used in targeted political commercials. 

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What you need to know about WannaCry and the Ransomware Attack

  • 16/05/2017 at 00:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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WannaCry RansomwareNo doubt you’ve heard about the ransomware attack know as WannaCry that hit computers across the world over the weekend. But, what was it, where did it come from, how was it stopped and how can you protect yourself, your company and your information?

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NSA ‘About’ Surveillance on Americans halted by FISC

  • 29/04/2017 at 01:08 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewA halt to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) controversial surveillance program known as “about” collection is now in place. What this program aimed to do was to gain access to emails and messages that contained information about foreign surveillance targets. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) made the ruling to halt the “about” tactic as there was no way it could comply with the constitutional rights of Americans.

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Facebook creates ‘revenge porn’ database

  • 06/04/2017 at 00:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeFacebook has announced that they are curating a database of reported ‘revenge porn’ images in an attempt to curtail the practice on the social network.

Revenge Porn on Social Networks

Revenge porn is not a new concept. It can come in many different shapes and forms. For online scammers, they may use video recorded from intimate Skype sessions to extort money. More often, it is an ex-partner of the victim sharing the photos of clips in an attempt to humiliate their former lover.

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Internet providers promise not to sell your info…but they totally could

  • 05/04/2017 at 00:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewTrump is set to sign yet another executive order, this time undoing a regulation that would block internet providers from being able to mine and sell your information. But don’t worry, Comcast, Verizon and AT&T promise not to do that. They totally could, though.

The move is the latest in an avalanche of rules discarded under a nearly two-decades old, half forgotten law allowing regulations to be eliminated. The GOP majority Congress has been having a field day giving Trump orders to sign, of which he has been only happy to do. At least where his actions have not been overturned or blocked by that same group, or other branches within the trinity.

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