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Millions affected by US government data breach

It is suspected that Chinese hackers have carried out a “massive breach” of US government data, affecting millions of current and previous employee’s officials have said. It has been reported by The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) on Thursday that around four million current and previous employees have been affected by the breach. The Breach…
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Hackers hit IRS

On Tuesday 26th May, the IRS (Inland Revenue service) admitted that it had been the target of a breach compromising 100,000 tax payers in America. The service has now temporarily been shut down, however, the breach took place between February and May 2015. The IRS has stated that the attackers have gained full access to…
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Authorities investigate Uber phantom cab rides

US authorities are now looking into how and why British users of Uber have been charged for journeys that they did not take. The taxi service charges users automatically via card payments for taxi fares, which are charged both on demand on distance travelled. The organisation itself has stated that it has not found any…
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Researchers find Lenovo security risk

The three vulnerabilities found could be exploited to install malware onto machines, as the company is being accused of allowing a massive security risk. Uncovered by IOActive security, the vulnerability affects those on a 5.6.0.27 system update, or earlier. All ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation and Lenovo V/B/K/E series were vulnerable to the issues. Lenovo has since acknowledged…
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Finding the right cloud provider

A guest blog by Tom Chappelow, Managing Director of Nimbox. Choosing the right sales model, coding languages, website font and coffee machine are all important decisions when launching a new and (hopefully) popular app. As we began to build a company around our app, and as the availability of the Nimbox service became the biggest cause of…
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