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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

A Russian cyber gang has stolen more than 1.6 billion internet username and password combinations, according to US security firm Hold Security – a company that specialises in finding breaches. Hold Security said that the gang – which it dubbed “CyberVor”, after the Russian word for thief, vor – had gathered confidential data from more than 500 million email addresses and 420,000 websites. …

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Stuart O'ConnorRussian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords
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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don’t like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government – with take-up in the single digits …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

Are eBay users still at risk?

Online marketplace eBay announced this week that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. The Californian-based company, which has 128 million active users, revealed on Wednesday that a database had been hacked between late February and early March this…

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Stuart O'ConnorAre eBay users still at risk?