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.
Ransomware that uses strong cryptography to hold entire hard drives' worth of data hostage keeps getting nastier, as criminals attempt to find new ways to extort more people into paying increasingly hefty ransoms to recover their files.
The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been revealed, after seven years of negotiations and following formal approval last month.
The text was first published by the government of New Zealand, but was swiftly followed by the United States government, which has uploaded it across a number of websites and in different formats.
End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail is suffering from an “extremely powerful” distributed denial-of-service attack, that has knocked it offline, and stopped users from accessing their inboxes.
Switzerland-based ProtonMail has its fair share of fans amongst those who wish to keep their communications secret and secure, as its architecture is designed to never give ProtonMail any method of decrypting your messages, even if they were to receive demands from law enforcement agencies – but clearly the DDoS attack shows that not everyone is a fan.
Windows 10 build 10586 has been released to Fast ring users of the Insider Preview program today. There's not a lot new in this build, just bug fixes, but it's important nonetheless: this build is believed to have been signed off as good enough for widespread use. As such, unless some critical last-minute bug is discovered, it should roll out to all Windows 10 users on Patch Tuesday next week, as the Windows 10 Fall Update.