3 Men Charged After Making $4 Million From Hacking U.S. Law Firms
Three Chinese citizens have been charged in the U.S. courts after it was found that they hacked U.S. law firms and then used the stolen information for insider-trading that netted them $4 million dollars.
A Manhattan federal court charged the 3 men this week with conspiracy, insider trading, wire fraud and computer intrusion in a case that mixed cyber-crime with securities fraud.
Tech Tip : Checking Links In Outlook
Following links in emails e.g. from unfamiliar sources can pose a serious security risk. So what can you do about it?
Tech Tip # 1 : Easily Switch Audio Sources
If you’re tired of having to go into the Control Panel to switch from your speakers to your headphones, Windows 10 now makes it much easier with handy in-taskbar volume controls
TV Accidentally Sets Off Amazon Gadget
Amazon Echo’ gadgets in homes across the city of San Diego on the West Coast of the US were activated by a comment make by a TV presenter.
Tech Tip # 2 : Reversing a Bad Update
If you’re using Windows 10 and your computer starts to experience problems resulting from a bad (cumulative) update, there is a way you can roll back your computer to before that update:
UK Schools Targeted With Ransomware
UK police have issued a warning to educational establishments to be vigilant, following an alert by ‘Action Fraud’ that fraudsters are targeting UK schools with ransomware in order to demand big payments.
Bitcoin’s Biggest Increase in Value in 3 Years Fuels Renewed Optimism
The growing optimism for the future of the web-based crypto-currency ‘Bitcoin’ received another boost this week as the value of 1 Bitcoin jumped above $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years.
Greater Protection From IoT Hacks Needed Say Cyber Security Experts
There have been renewed warnings from cyber security experts that much more needs to be done to provide adequate protection from the potentially devastating effects of hacks involving IoT devices.
Why Water Resistant Mobile Device Sales Are Up
A report by IDC has revealed that the fact that water damage is common and yet it is not covered by insurance policies is the reason why sales of water resistant mobile devices have increased so significantly in 2016.