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Spotify Hacked, Urges Android Users to Upgrade app and Change Password

Spotify Hacked, Urges Android Users to Upgrade app and Change Password

May 27, 2014
Today, the popular Music streaming service Spotify said the company has suffered a Data breach and warned users of its Android app to upgrade it in the wake of a potential data breach in their servers. Spotify is a commercial music streaming service launched in October 2008 by Swedish start-up Spotify AB and is freely available for Android and iOS devices as well as for desktop computers with more than 40 million active users, out of which about 10 million users are its paid subscribers. It offers offline listening and ad-free playback are also available for Premium subscribers of the service. The company announced that a hacker had allegedly broken into its systems and gained unauthorized access to the internal company data. So far only one of its users' accounts has been accessed in the data breach, but the company believes that there is no harm to the financial information, payment details or password of the affected user. " Our evidence shows that only one Spot
U.K. Internet service providers ordered to block three filesharing websites

U.K. Internet service providers ordered to block three filesharing websites

Feb 28, 2013
The UK High Court has ordered  BSkyB , BT , Virgin Media and three other UK broadband providers to block access to three music and movie file-sharing websites  Kickass Torrents , H33T and Fenopy. Judge Richard Arnold said   that t hese websites  infringed 10 music companies copyrights on an industrial scale. He  granted an order to 10 record labels including EMI, Sony and Universal against six UK internet service providers requiring them to take measures to block or at least impede access by their customers to these three file-sharing websites. " The orders are necessary and appropriate to protect the intellectual property rights of the claimants and other copyright owners. "  Judge said.  The ISPs have been given 15 working days to block access to the sites.  Each ISP will decide how to warn customers and subsequently attempt to curb alleged illegal file sharing activity. Verizon decided to send a series of warnings to Internet users and after the fif
Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Feb 14, 2024Financial Security / Cyber Threats
The landscape of cybersecurity in financial services is undergoing a rapid transformation. Cybercriminals are exploiting advanced technologies and methodologies, making traditional security measures obsolete. The challenges are compounded for community banks that must safeguard sensitive financial data against the same level of sophisticated threats as larger institutions, but often with more limited resources. The FinServ Threat Landscape Recent trends show an alarming increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals now deploy advanced techniques like deep fake technology and AI-powered attacks, making it increasingly difficult for banks to differentiate between legitimate and malicious activities. These developments necessitate a shift towards more sophisticated and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Take these industry statistics, for example. Financial firms report 703 cyberattack attempts per week.1 On average, 270 attacks (entailing unauthorized access of data, appl
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