GitHub has been ordered to hand over records on some of its users to taxi-booking app Uber after unsuccessfully challenging a subpoena.
Last month, Uber announced its driver database had been hacked in May 2014, but it had only noticed in September of that year. Uber discovered that a supposedly secret database access key had somehow ended up in a couple of Gists in a public area of GitHub. It's alleged this key was spotted by miscreants who used the key to delve into Uber's internal database of driver names and license plates.
Earlier today, Microsoft released the latest version of its Windows 10 Technical Preview - build 10041 - to those testing it on the 'Slow ring' of its Insider program. It also pushed out a trio of updates to users on the 'Fast ring', who first got access to 10041 last Wednesday.
China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said on Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defences.
GreatFire.org, which operates websites seeking to circumvent China's vast censorship apparatus, pointed to statements by Google, Microsoft and Mozilla as showing the Chinese government was involved in so-called "man-in-the-middle" operations.
Based on an analysis of the Alexa top one million sites, Menlo Security found that more than one in three of the top domains are either already compromised or running vulnerable software.
In total, Menlo Security scanned more than 1.75 million URLs representing over 750,000 unique domains.
A New York court has tried to knock DVD ripping software biz Fengtao offline by issuing an injunction against its domain names, social networking accounts and online payment systems.
Judge Vernon Broderick ordered [PDF] that dozens of domain names including DVDFab.com, DVDFab.net, DVDFab.jp, DVDFab.de, Ray-ripper.us, Boooya.org and CopyBiuRay.us be taken off the internet.