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Police are currently investigating the hacking of 13.2 million users accounts of Nexon’s hugely popular multiplayer online role-playing game, Maple Story. On Thursday last week, Nexon had found that Maple Story’s backup server had been hacked into, and personal information of around 13.2 ... Continue Reading

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TalkTalk is once agian the most complained about of broadband and phone service provider in the UK according to the latest data from industry regulator Ofcom. In April-June, it again topped the list of customer correspondence, while suprisingly, Virgin Media attracted the fewest ... Continue Reading

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It has come to light that one in eight Brit's, have hacked into a friend or partners online accounts, according to a report published today. Nearly one-third of "casual hackers" said they did it "for fun", a similar number admitted they were snooping on a partner. A further 8% confirmed that ... Continue Reading

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A contractor has paid the ultimate price for leaving some unencrypted personal data, lying around in a pub – yet another "fall guy" for another council data breach, involving hundreds if not thousands of personal details. The contractor, working for Wandle and Lewisham housing association, was ... Continue Reading

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MP Louise Mensch says that she has received multiple threats against her and her children, from the hacking groups, Anonymous and LulzSec. She has since contacted House of Commons authorities, who have now referred the matter to the police. A spokesperson for the Met Police has said officers ... Continue Reading

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The vast majority of new cases of data loss, can pretty much be attributed to an overall lack of oversight and education, according to one expert who has extolled the many pitfulls of data security. According to John Terpening, USB business manager at Kingston, the "overwhelming majority" of ... Continue Reading

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Trading in some stocks listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange were suspended on Wednesday, after a hacking attack. The attack was aimed at the website run by the exchange, used to tell traders about company announcements. The site was shut down, and trading in seven firms due to make ... Continue Reading

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Earlier this year, federal CIO Vivek Kundra put into place a 25-step program to get government off on-premise IT solutions and into the cloud. According to an InformationWeek report, the transition has been going very well so far. Speaking to a Senate committee a few weeks ago, Kundra as ... Continue Reading

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The end of the internet comes not with a bang, nor a procession of horseman, but with two blinking lights on a modem. At least that's how it came about for Andre Vrignaud, a 39-year-old gaming consultant in Seattle, when Comcast shut him off from the internet for using too much ... Continue Reading

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Travelodge has told customers who've received spam email that the company has not lost their credit card details, which is nice. The letter said: Our main priority is to ensure the security of our customers' data, which is why I wanted to make you aware that a small number of you may have ... Continue Reading

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