Facebook has announced it’s testing a new Buy button for direct purchases from within the social platform. The feature seeks to help businesses sell directly on Facebook on Pages and in News Feeds.
Chinese authorities claim that Apple’s iPhone location services pose a threat to national security threat as they can track and time-stamp users’ location, according toMyBroadband.
A 17-year old Norwegian was arrested for a massive DDoS attack that disrupted online services of several financial institutions and businesses in Norway, according to the thehackernews.com.
Canadian police arrested the owner of a Chinese aviation company for allegedly stealing military data from computer networks belonging to Boeing and other US aircraft companies, according to Ars Technica.
Two vulnerabilities in the popular password manager service LastPass have been fixed and disclosed, according to ITWorld. Both were discovered last year in August and were immediately addressed.
Nine out of 10 individuals who had their communications intercepted by the US National Security Agency were not considered surveillance targets and were regular internet users, according to a Washington Post investigation.
Banks from the European Union are advised to avoid accounts in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin until a legal framework is in place, according to the European Banking Authority (EBA).
The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Twitter account of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and posted fake warnings about nuclear accidents, according to The Register.
An anti-piracy music site from Argentina was hacked and transformed into a Pirate Bay proxy after the owner sued the illegal downloads site, according to hackersnewsbulletin.com.
The number of phishing sites rose 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year -- and the US ranks first among countries hosting phishing sites, according to a report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Some 14 per cent of all debit cards in the US were exposed in financial services and retailer data breaches in 2013, almost triple the portion of breaches in 2012, according to a survey commissioned by the Pulse debit/ATM network company.
Microsoft will stop using e-mail to deliver its security notification service after Canada imposed some of the world’s toughest anti-spam laws, according to Computerworld.
Hackers have mined more than 500 million DogeCoins by exploiting a vulnerability in some Synology's network attached storage systems, according to PCMag's SecurityWatch. All mined DogeCoins are said to be worth over $600.000. The affected systems display certain lags and spikes in CPU usage.
Some 680,000 votes from an online democracy poll on the upcoming Hong Kong elections were declared invalid after the “biggest DDoS attack in the history," according to The Register.