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Hackers reveal how NSA breached global money transfer system

Hackers reveal how NSA breached global money transfer system

A group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers recently released documents and computer files showing how the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) misused weaknesses or security holes in commercially available software to breach the global money transfer system.

Shadow Brokers alleged that NSA accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system via service providers in several countries the Middle East as well as Latin America.

The most recent release of the documents and computer files was the latest in a string of disclosures by the hackers in the past few months.

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UN report: 47% global population will have Internet access by 2016 end

UN report: 47% global population will have Internet access by 2016 end

According to a new report released by the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU), 47 percent of the global population – that is, nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide – will have access to the Internet by the end of 2016.

In comparison, in the year 2015, only 43 percent of the global population had access to Internet.

FairPoint Communications Stops Health Benefits for Workers on Strike

FairPoint Communications Stops Health Benefits for Workers on Strike

On Saturday, Angelynne Beaudry a spokeswoman for FairPoint Communications said that the company has ceased to provide health coverage for the workers who have gone on strike.

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Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the site

Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the sit

In a recent announcement, social network Facebook has said that it will be cracking down on spammers, and will also not hesitate to take legal action against those responsible for malicious activities in the Facebook community.

Asserting that malicious activity of any kind on the social networking site is detrimental to businesses, Facebook said that it will also initiate legal proceedings against spammers who use fake 'likes' on the website, if technical measures cannot effectively combat such activities.

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Best Buy accidentally leaked Motorola Moto 360 specs and pricing

Best Buy accidentally leaked Motorola Moto 360 specs and pricing

Retailer Best Buy had reportedly disclosed the specifications and pricing details of Motorola's forthcoming Moto 360 smartwatch in an advertent leak.

FBI issues Warning of Cyberattacks to Health Care Companies

FBI issues Warning of Cyberattacks to Health Care Companies

The FBI has issued a warning on Wednesday to health care industry companies to be careful of hackers. Concerns over safety from hackers have been raised after a cyberattack was witnessed on the parent of Longview Regional Medical Center, resulting in the theft of millions of patients' private data.

"The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting healthcare related systems, perhaps for the purpose of obtaining Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII)", said the agency in a flash alert.

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Many parents opt to keep photos, personal info of their children off the Internet

Many parents opt to keep photos, personal info of their children off the Interne

An increasing number of parents appear to be consciously keeping the photos of their children off the Internet. They also apparently do not reveal the names and entire identities of their children on the Internet.

The 'baby blackout' trend is seemingly being followed by more and more parents due to different reasons. However, most of the parents who refrain from posting photos of their children on the Internet say that they feel slightly 'uncomfortable' when they think that their baby's photo can be seen by just about anyone.

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Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system

Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-opti

According to an announcement made on Monday, a joint investment of $300 million will be made by Internet search giant Google and five Asian telecom companies in a new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system.

The proposed underwater cable system, called FASTER, will connect the west coast of the US to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. The cable - the construction of which will begin immediately - is projected to become operational by mid-2016.

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Russian hackers have reportedly stolen over 1 billion Internet credentials

Russian hackers have reportedly stolen over 1 billion Internet credentials

The New York Times has revealed in a Tuesday report that more than one billion Internet credentials have been stolen by a Russian cyber-crime ring.

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Google tips off Texas police to child porn suspect

Google tips off Texas police to child porn suspect

According to KHOU 11 News reports, Internet search giant Google has recently tipped off police officials in Texas to a child porn suspect --- 41-year-old Houston restaurant worker, John Henry Skillern.

The cyber-tip about Skillern was passed along to the police by Google via the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), based outside Washington. The non-profit NCMEC operates the CyberTipline, to facilitate Internet service providers to pass on information about suspect online child sexual abuse on to police departments.

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