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The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and — yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been preyed upon for their shitty security by “Russian hackers”.
When a company or website you trust gets hacked, it can be pretty unnerving. Particularly if you trusted that company with your credit card or medical information. But what if the hackers had knowledge of your sex life instead? That could be a reality: AdultFriendFinder has just suffered a massive data breach.
Spyware company mSpy — which lets people pay for software to secretly track their loved ones, employees and really whoever they want — has been hacked, and a huge data dump posted on a Tor-accessible website.
Good passwords are obviously important for banking apps and sensitive email accounts, but a new scam highlights why you should never, ever use a crappy password, even if you’re just signing up for a mediocre franchise coffee house rewards card. Starbucks app users are getting their bank accounts drained by password-guessing thieves.
I’ve always been into multi-functional furniture: like the wave-activated lamp that used to sit on my bedside, lighting the room, and scaring away any potential mates. So I desperately want this LED-powered lamp, which not only looks cool, but tells you in a glance what it’s like outside.
The Elon Musk-owned Telsa Motors might be on the cutting-edge of vehicle technology, but the company should probably give its web security the same level of attention. Earlier this morning, the Twitter accounts for Telsa as well as Musk himself were hacked, along with the car manufacturer’s website.