Over 12,000 Google Users Hit by Government Hackers in 3rd Quarter of 2019

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By Wang Wei As part of its active efforts to protect billions of online users, Google identified and warned over 12,000 of its users who were targeted by a government-backed hacking attempt in the third quarter of this year. According to a report published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), more than 90 percent of the targeted users …

Member of group that hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account arrested

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Photo: Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images By Joe Uchill. Motherboard reported Sunday that a former member of a hacker group notorious for taking over social media accounts was arrested earlier this month, citing law enforcement and members of the group. Driving the news: According to Motherboard, authorities arrested a onetime member of “Chuckling Squad,” a notorious group …

My devices are sending and receiving data every two seconds, sometimes even when I sleep

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By Simon Elvery When I decided to record every time my phone or laptop contacted a server on the internet, I knew I’d get a lot of data, but I honestly didn’t think it would reveal nearly 300,000 requests in a single week. On average, that’s about one request every two seconds. In this instalment of …