Russian Hacker Gets 12-Years Prison for Massive JP Morgan Chase Hack – Tempemail

A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced a 37-year-old Russian to 12 years in prison for perpetrating an international hacking campaign that resulted in the heist of a trove of personal information from several financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers, and other American companies. Andrei Tyurin was charged with computer Continue Reading

The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It’s hard to overstate how bad it is | Technology

Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyber-attack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyber-attack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and Continue Reading

Microsoft Says Its Systems Were Also Breached in Massive SolarWinds Hack – Tempemail

The massive state-sponsored espionage campaign that compromised software maker SolarWinds also targeted Microsoft, as the unfolding investigation into the hacking spree reveals the incident may have been far more wider in scope, sophistication, and impact than previously thought. News of Microsoft’s compromise was first reported by Reuters, which also said Continue Reading

‘These images are a crime scene … it’s massive for us to find the child’ | Child protection

Isobel* has been working throughout lockdown. With her colleagues in the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) analyst room in Cambridge she has been responding to a rising number of tipoffs from the public that child abuse images are circulating online. The work is gruelling. “Today I started at 8.30 and I’ll Continue Reading

Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism, say economists | Technology

Forget glossy travel brochures and whizzy online sites; one of the most cost-effective ways tourism chiefs can drive business to their towns or cities is by updating their Wikipedia page. An experiment by economists at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy, found that a few simple edits to a Continue Reading

Billionaire bosses to feel the heat over tech giants’ massive wealth and power | Technology

Some of the richest men in history representing the most valuable companies ever created will be grilled by Congress on Wednesday , as US authorities get increasingly serious about whether tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet have become too powerful. The extraordinary hearing will see Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Continue Reading

Massive Rise in Cybersecurity Awareness Across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa | Tempemail

Sourced from IDG Connect Nearly two thirds (66%) of remote workers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa say they are more conscious of their organisation’s cybersecurity policies since the lockdown began – according to a new study from Trend Micro. However, it might be too early for businesses to breathe Continue Reading

GovCMS withstands massive COVID traffic spikes – Strategy – Cloud – Software – Storage- Tempemail

Government websites using the hosting and content management system GovCMS withstood record traffic during the height of COVID-19, as Australians scrambled to find reliable sources of information. At the peak of the public health response, the open source Drupal-based platform, which government agencies are increasingly using for their web channels, Continue Reading

German watchdog chief calls Wirecard scandal a ‘massive criminal act’ – Finance- Tempemail

The head of Germany’s financial watchdog on Thursday called the accounting scandal at Wirecard “a massive criminal act”, while Deutsche Bank said it was considering support for the collapsed payments company’s banking unit. The comments from BaFin president Felix Hufeld are his most outspoken yet about Wirecard, which last week Continue Reading

Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness – Security- Tempemail

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Alphabet Inc’s Google said it Continue Reading