Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A […]

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,” […]

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – […]

China cracks down on VPN vendors

China cracks down on VPN vendors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much web content is denied to Chinese users China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. […]

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Image copyright Leeds Beckett University Image caption Students can chat to the AI about the options available to them Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course. It follows the publication of A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Using Facebook Messenger’s chatbot technology, students would be […]

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Image copyright HBO Image caption The hack is the latest to hit HBO and its titles, which include the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. A group called OurMine appeared to take control of the main HBO […]

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Image copyright Getty Images Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest boss to criticise President Donald Trump over his response to the white nationalist rallies in Virginia. Mr Cook said he did not agree there was a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and “those who oppose them”. Mr Trump has disbanded two business […]

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The latest Nokia smartphone aims to popularise the idea of filming “bothies”. The device can capture video from both its front and rear-facing cameras at the same time, and broadcast the images side-by-side to YouTube and other livestreaming services. The aluminium-shelled Nokia 8 costs about 600 euros ($703; £547). The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones […]

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Image copyright HBO Image caption HBO’s Spanish and Nordic offshoots streamed the episode early Game of Thrones’s next episode has been pirated and shared online in the latest leak to hit the fantasy TV series. However, this time, the source of the leak was not hackers or thieves, but rather the show being mistakenly released […]

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