Category Archives: Online Security

Twitter’s new bid to end online abuse could endanger dissidents

The social network is forcing Tor users and serial trolls to register their mobile phone numbers – but that won’t stop dedicated abusers, and may expose anonymous users in repressive regimes. Twitter has started forcing users of the Tor anonymity network – along with serial trolls – to register their phone numbers, in order to…
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Northern Ireland schoolgirl photos put on pornographic website

A BBC Spotlight NI investigation has uncovered 731 photographs of Northern Irish schoolgirls on a pornographic website used by paedophiles. The schoolgirls included pupils from 19 post-primary schools in Northern Ireland, including some of the best known grammar and high schools. The schools covered a wide geographical area and all communities. The photographs were those…
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US Postal Service employee information hacked

The US Postal Service has said it was a victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of its employees and some customers. The agency employs more than 600,000 workers but has not specified how many people were affected. Customers who used local post offices or the USPS website were not…
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Police vs cartels in the battle to stop cybercrime

Cybercrime costs the global economy an estimated $400 billion a year, and as it grows in scale and sophistication, law enforcement is having to do the same. The U.S. secret service helped prevent over $1 billion in fraud losses from cybercrime last year, but it is up against skilled and organized international crime networks. Ed…
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