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Germany’s Largest File-Hoster ‘Share-Online.biz’ Shuts Down After Police Raid

Police raids Share-online.biz, takes it offline Share-Online.biz, the largest file hosting site operated in Germany, has shut down following raids as part of a copyright-violation investigation, reported TorrentFreak. The investigation was jointly carried out by the prosecutor’s office in Cologne and the police in the city of Aachen. For those unaware, […]

Employees connect nuclear power plant to the internet to mine cryptocurrency

Ukraine Crypto Miners Use Nuclear Power Plant To Mine Cryptocurrency The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) launched an investigation after several employees of a local nuclear power plant connected some parts of its internal network to the internet for mining cryptocurrency. The incident was first reported by the English-language Ukrainian news site […]

GitHub Restricting Access For Developers In US Sanctioned Countries

GitHub starts blocking developers in countries like Crimea and Iran, which are under US trade sanctions Microsoft-owned GitHub, the largest source-code repository in the world, is “restricting” users from countries that are facing US-imposed trade sanctions from using its online services. The countries affected are Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, […]

Canadian Police turns on Facebook’s ‘cat-filter’ while live streaming press conference

RCMP apologizes after accidentally live-streaming press conference on a double murder with Facebook cat filter on British Columbia’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BCRCMP) was left red-faced after someone handling the law enforcement’s social media had accidentally turned on the “cat filter” during live-streaming of a press conference on Facebook about […]

U.S. launched cyber attack on Iranian rocket and missile systems

U.S. launched cyber attacks on Iranian military computer systems after drone shot down The U.S. Cyber Command reportedly launched a cyber attack against Iran last Thursday even after President Donald Trump backed off from using conventional weapons to strike Iran in response to the downing of an American surveillance drone, […]

Tor Browser 8.5 For Android Launched On Google Play Store

First stable version of the Tor browser for Android now available on Google Play Store Yesterday, the Tor Project released the stable version of Tor Browser for Android on Google’s Play Store, which is now available as a free download. For those unaware, Tor is a network technology that preserves […]

6 million Instagram influencers account information exposed, says report

Unsecured database exposed personal data of 6 million Instagram influencers and celebrities A security researcher discovered a massive unprotected database online that exposed personal contact information of almost 50 million influencers and brands on Instagram, according to a report from TechCrunch. Anurag Sen, a security researcher, found the database hosted on an Amazon […]

Exodus Android spyware discovered in Apple’s iOS platform

Android version of Exodus malware finds its way to iOS devices Researchers at cybersecurity firm Lookout recently discovered an iOS version of a powerful mobile phone spyware tool that is aimed at targeting iPhone users. Last month, researchers from a non-profit security organization, ‘Security Without Borders’, had reported the discovery of […]

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS adds a free VPN with Warp

Cloudflare gets a free VPN feature ‘Warp’ added to its DNS service 1.1.1.1 Earlier last year, Cloudfare Inc., a website performance and security company, had rolled out a new free public domain name system (DNS) resolver service with 1.1.1.1 as its IP address on April Fool’s day. Later that year, it rolled […]