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MercadoLibre leads Brazilian e-commerce market

Argentine e-commerce giant MercadoLibre remains the best performer in the sector in Brazil, according to new research. According to the survey conducted by website Mobile Time in partnership with polling firm Opinion Box, the company – which operates locally as MercadoLivre – is the first choice by Brazilians when it comes to buying online. Read this Asia’s e-commerce sites can… Read more →

Cyberstalker thwarted by VPN logs gets 17 years in prison

Connection logs retrieved from two VPN providers were crucial in identifying and later sentencing a 25-year-old man for an extended cyberstalking campaign that also included hacking and bomb threats. The man’s name is Ryan S. Lin, 25, of Newton, Massachusetts, who was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison and five years of supervised release. According to the US… Read more →

Microsoft has said goodbye to the big bang approach and that’s just fine

Satya Nadella’s keynote at the annual Ignite conference was about how customers are using its services and platforms — like Shell using Azure Sphere secure IoT devices and custom image recognition to spot customers smoking at petrol pumps. He talked about how Microsoft had spotted 56 small businesses in one city in Tennessee coming under attack. And he brought the… Read more →

Mozilla resolves critical code execution flaw in Thunderbird email client

Mozilla has resolved a critical vulnerability in the Thunderbird email client which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by attackers. Mozilla begins process of letting Firefox rust In August, Firefox will ship its first feature across all desktop platforms built using its Rust language. Read More The security flaw, CVE-2018-12376, is a memory corruption issue that “with enough… Read more →

G Suite admins get ability to remotely lock company-owned Android devices

Google has deployed two new features for organizations that use the company’s G Suite productivity suite to manage fleets of company-owned smartphones for employee use. The first of these features allows G Suite admins to lock users’ devices. Google added this feature to deal with cases when a company’s employee had either lost the device or refused to hand it… Read more →

SEC, or Shortseller? Elon Musk appears to mock agency following $40m settlement

Days after settling a securities fraud complaint with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t appear to have learned when to stop. In a tweet, Musk appears to be mocking the US agency by saying, “Just want to that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so… Read more →

Russia’s elite hacking unit has been silent, but busy

Turla, one of the codenames given by the cyber-security industry to one of Russia’s oldest and most “talented” cyber-espionage unit, has been very active in the past three years, even though their operations have not received the same media coverage of other more flashy Russian hacking outfits. According to new research presented yesterday at the Virus Bulletin security conference held… Read more →

Russia’s elite hacking unit has been silent, but busy

Turla, one of the codenames given by the cyber-security industry to one of Russia’s oldest and most “talented” cyber-espionage unit, has been very active in the past three years, even though their operations have not received the same media coverage of other more flashy Russian hacking outfits. According to new research presented yesterday at the Virus Bulletin security conference held… Read more →

North Korea is the most destructive cyber threat right now: FireEye

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) FireEye’s analysis of the North Korean financial hacking group it has dubbed APT38 is an important reminder that the Hermit Kingdom’s cyber skills should not be underestimated. As The New York Times reported a year ago: “North Korea’s army of more than 6,000 hackers is undeniably persistent, and undeniably improving.” APT38 is the first specialised cyber unit… Read more →

Hacker wastes entire day hacking Pigeoncoin cryptocurrency only to make $15,000

A hacker has spent an entire day exploiting a vulnerability in the source code of the Pigeoncoin cryptocurrency to steal 235 million PGN tokens, which ended up being worth only a mere $15,000 after all the day’s work. The hack took place on September 27, according to users of the BitcoinTalk forums, who first spotted the suspicious blockchain activity, and… Read more →