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Gaming site Amazon Twitch may have been hacked

Amazon Twitch has warned of a ‘possible unauthorised access’ to some user account information on the live-stream gaming network. Twitch has announced that it has expired passwords, stream keys and disconnected accounts from YouTube and Twitter to protect its users. An official blog post stated that: “We are writing to let you know that there may…
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Hundreds robbed by Bitcoin exit scam

A Bitcoin exit scam has hit the market, as administrators of a top deep-web marketplace have vanished overnight with over $12 million worth of Bitcons. What is a Bitcoin? A Bitcoin is a method of digital currency, held and created electronically online. Bitcoins are produced by people globally running computers, using software that solves mathematical…
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Half the UK population will use a tablet in 2015

Research firm eMarketer has predicted there will be a total of 32.8m British tablet users in 2015, accounting for more than 50% of the population. According to the research, Brits will be using a tablet at least once a month this year and by 2019 the company predicts these figures will rise to 40.2 million…
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Cloud Computing and SaaS – connecting cities

Someone recently asked us to summarise the Cloud Computing industry and its development over the last 12 months. The catch… we only had to use one word. A variety of thoughts came to mind including ‘evolution’ and ‘collaboration’, but the word one that ultimately stood out for a number of reasons for us was ‘connectivity’.…
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Google cloud outage strikes

A new Google cloud outage struck the organisation, as Google Compute Engine (GSE) users experienced a brown out over the weekend, not unlike the service failure in February. A brownout is defined as either an intentional or unintentional voltage drop in  electricity. Starting at 9:44 AM on Saturday 7th March, the outage lasted for 43…
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IT security: 56 suspected hackers have been arrested

IT security crackdown: A total of 56 suspected hackers have been arrested by the UK’s National Crime Agency, as part of a ‘strike week’ against cybercrime. Arrests included a man suspected of being involved in the Yahoo hack of 2012. In addition to a 23 year old man suspected of being involved in hacking the…
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IT security: LinkedIn settles hacking court case

IT security: LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a class-action law suit. The law suit accused the company of failing to protect the passwords and private information of its premium customers. The law suit was prompted by the hack that took place in June 2012, when Russian hackers stole around six million…
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