Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users’ accounts Stellar Lumen is thought to be the…

iTWire – Has OnePlus checkout page been hacked?

A British security outfit has raised the possibility that the online payment page of the phone company OnePlus may have been compromised, based on comments in OnePlus forums and the make-up of the site. Researchers at Fidus Infosecurity said in a blog post that they…

Liberal government looks to update fight against online child porn

With online child sexploitation growing “exponentially,” the Liberal government is looking at developing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to help relieve officers traumatized by scanning the web for gruesome images of child-porn. Public Safety officials are also considering new legislation to require all communications providers —…

NSA Exploits Used to Create Monero Mining Malware

A pair of exploits used by the NSA, which had been leaked online earlier this year by the hacker group known as the Shadow Brokers, is now causing havoc by aiding a group that is using the exploits to install malware which runs Monero mining…

Cyber attacks are the leading fear for IT bosses in financial and public services

Online attacks from cyber criminals are now the most feared technology threat from bosses in the financial and public sectors for 2018. The financial services industry and public sector are aligned in their concerns about data and system security, with both citing a fear of…

AI will play a huge role in your life

If you are a frequent online shopper, chances are you searched for, say, a belt, and the website suggested you buy something unrelated, like a coffeemaker. This will become rarer as machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, improves substantially. And with advancements in technologies…

Anonymous Threatens Cyber Attack Against FCC Over Net Neutrality Vote

Online hacktivist organization Anonymous has threatened to carry out cyber attacks directed at the United States Federal Communications Commission in response to the agency’s expected vote to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday. The disperse collection of hackers and activists have reportedly been planning a “destructive”…

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