Tag Archive: Attack


Equifax says personal data of 143 million customers exposed in cyber attack

Equifax says a cyber attack leveraged against the company has exposed the personal data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

Credit-reporting company Equifax has just announced a major cyber security breach that has exposed the data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

What data was exposed?

The company says the following data was accessed:

names Social Security numbers birth dates addresses driver’s license numbers credit card numbers (approx. 209,000 U.S. consumers) dispute documents (approx. 182,000 U.S. consumers)  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go launch in France delayed due to Nice attack

Niantic has confirmed that its augmented reality game Pokémon GO will have its launch in France delayed out of respect to the victims of the attack in its city in Nice last week.

While the highly popular game officially launched in 26 more countries today as part of a big European rollout, France was not among them. IGN France got a (translated) statement from Niantic on the decision to delay the launch in that country:

As  [Read More…]

Google joins U.S. carriers in offering free calls to France following terror attack in Nice

France was rocked by yet another senseless tragedy earlier tonight when a lorry ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display as part of Bastille Day celebrations in Nice. The terrorist incident has left at least 80 people dead, and dozens injured. U.S. carriers are offering free calls and texts to connect with family and friends in France, and Google is joining in by providing free Hangouts, Google Voice and Project Fi calls to the country following the aftermath of the  [Read More…]

AC editors’ apps of the week: Attack the Light, Foodora, Miitomo and more

Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we  [Read More…]

Samsung says attack on LoopPay limited to an office network

Earlier today a report from The New York Times said that LoopPay, the company that Samsung acquired to help power its Samsung Pay mobile payments service, had been the target of a recent “sophisticated” hack. However, Samsung has now responded to the article noting that Samsung Pay was in no way compromised, and the hack was limited to LoopPay’s office network and was quickly addressed.

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New Stagefright attack targets Android users with audio files

Android users are under attack again. The Stagefright bug that Google and OEMs scrambled to fix, only to have a second bug discovered, is back. Users are being targeted with faked audio files that exploit the multimedia preview function in Android to gain access to sensitive areas of a users phone or tablet.

The target is sent an mp3 or mp4 file that is encoded with a malicious program and can compromise the Android file system and its  [Read More…]

Facebook and Instagram experience denial of service attack, outage

Facebook and Instagram, the popular social network and it’s photo-centric sub-division, are currently experiencing a denial of service attack that’s affecting access for some users. If you’ve been trying to check your feeds and you’ve been getting errors, don’t worry — it’s them, not you.

Top 10 new Android games this week: Kapsula, Snap Attack

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week’s post.

King’s Empire

Description: Lead your people and build a glorious empire to begin your world DOMINATION. Be the KING of your  [Read More…]

Feedly RSS service crippled by ongoing DDoS attack

RSS aggregator service Feedly has been down since early this morning. the victim of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Feedly, which has come away as one of the leading services for news junkies in the wake of the Google Reader shut down, ties into numerous third-party apps across all mobile platforms, as well as their own apps for iOS and Android, and a web client. The DDoS attack took down Feedly’s service early this  [Read More…]

Wordament sequel ‘Snap Attack’ reportedly dropping for Android later this year

Microsoft’s popular Wordament game has enjoyed success across the board and the game is set to sport a sequel as early as tomorrow – Wordament Snap Attack. If you’re not familiar with Wordament, it’s a word game putting players against each other in a continuous series of two minute matches to find as many words as possible. Snap Attack will be changing things up without sacrificing on gameplay.

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