Scammers have found ways to exploit P2P payment services by transferring money that isn't actually in their account. I experienced this con firsthand this week selling iPhones on Craigslist.
The crime was perpetrated through Venmo, one of the most popular P2P payments services, through its official app for iPhone.
Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company, just launched its flagship rocket—New Shepard—and brought it back to Earth. The vehicle reached an altitude of 100 km before returning and successfully landing on the ground upright. That’s an important step in the company’s quest to build a reusable vehicle, eventually planning to carry six passengers up to space and land both the rocket and the capsule.
Amazon customers are being advised to change their passwords after a suspected credential leak.
Selected customers are waking up to emails from the e-tail giant warning that they might want to take steps to reduce the risk of Black Friday-related unsolicited shopping shenanigans.
The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has delivered on its threat of doxing members of the Ku Klux Klan, publishing a list of hundreds of names of alleged members of the racist group on Thursday.
A Twitter account believed to be controlled by hackers behind the operation tweeted a link to a Pastebin containing a detailed list of names and their affiliation with local KKK groups, and links to the alleged members’ social media profiles as part of its “OpKKK.”
US broadband watchdog the FCC has fined Cox Communications $595,000 (£391,000, AU$832,000) after a Lizard Squad hacker swiped its customer records.
The FCC announced the punishment on Thursday, ending an investigation into the 2014 security breach. The fine is the first such penalty the FCC has dished out against a US cable operator.
The regulator said Cox failed to provide adequate security for its customer database, and then failed to notify the commission when the intrusion was discovered.