Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Miss Teen USA hacker jailed for 18 months

An American teenager who blackmailed young women with compromising images grabbed by hacking their webcams has been jailed for 18 months. Jared James Abrahams broke into about 150 online accounts…

Mark Zuckerberg ‘confused and frustrated’ by US spying

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to “express frustration” over US digital surveillance. The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government “should…

Snowden warns of web’s ‘dark arts’

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is “setting fire to the future of the internet”, Edward Snowden told a packed auditorium of technology innovators via video…

Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase challenged

Facebook’s purchase of mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been opposed by privacy groups. Mark Zuckerberg’s firm is planning to buy the company for around £11bn. Opponents want US regulators to…

Controversy over ‘discovery’ of Bitcoin creator

Controversy is surrounding claims by Newsweek to have found the creator of the Bitcoin virtual currency. It was assumed that the name behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a pseudonym for…

Russia and Ukraine in cyber ‘stand-off’

As diplomatic efforts are stepped up to ease tensions in Ukraine, security experts have warned that Kiev and Moscow are locked in a cyber stand-off. Security forces in Ukraine have…

China cyber-gangs use ‘vast underground network’

Chinese cybercriminals are increasingly targeting mobile users via a vast underground network of tools and services, according to a new report. Security firm Trend Micro outlines the popular methods used…

MtGox gives bankruptcy details

More details have emerged into what led MtGox, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, to file for bankruptcy. There was a “high probability” that the bitcoins had been stolen through…

Bitcoin: MtGox exchange files for bankruptcy

The MtGox bitcoin exchange has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports say. The application was made in Japan by lawyers acting on behalf of the exchange and comes only days after…

Energy firm cyber-defence is ‘too weak’, insurers say

Power companies are being refused insurance cover for cyber-attacks because their defences are perceived as weak, the BBC has learned. Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London say they have seen a…

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