With the GitHub distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack nearing its fifth day of bombardment, the code-sharing upstart said it is holding up well under fire.
The site said as of Monday afternoon, Pacific Time, it is still operating at 100 per cent, despite a continuing flow of malicious traffic to its servers. GitHub said the attack "has evolved," but wouldn't provide any further information.
One of Europe’s top police investigators has told the BBC that encrypted communications are the biggest problem in tackling terrorism across the globe. Europol director Rob Wainwright, speaking to the 5 Live Investigates program, said secure messaging apps and “dark net” platforms were enabling criminals and terrorists to escape detection.
One dollar may not get you much these days, but it could buy you a stolen password to an Uber account and free car rides around town.
Vendors on dark net sites such as AlphaBay, which often sell illegal products like drugs and counterfeit goods, are offering active Uber username and login details for $1, according to Motherboard. Other information that comes with the purchase includes partial credit card data and telephone numbers.
British Airways is the latest high-profile company to fall victim to a large-scale hack. The company confirmed on Sunday that a security breach affected tens of thousands of its users' frequent-flyer accounts.
The UK-based airline told Mashable that users' personal data, such as travel history and credit card information, have not been viewed or stolen. However, British Airways has temporarily frozen affected accounts, and said some people may not be able to access their earned miles at this time.
Work-focused messaging service Slack has increased the security of its accounts, following an intrusion to company servers. The company admits on its blog that its servers were accessed by unauthorized users over a four day period in February, and though it only revealed the intrusion on Friday, it claims to have been working hard on improving the service's overall security.