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Sending a job application over the Internet? Think again!

In light of the Covid-19, many people on the planet have lost their jobs. Searching for a job is intimidating and frustrating, but should you grasp the first opportunity given to you? Human Resource managers have shifted their strategy to digital recruitment. However, Scamwatch, has reported 990 job employment scams in Australia since January 2020. […]

The advancing methods of a hacker

Today, our daily communication seems very much dependent on phone applications, meaning security risks have become an increasing challenge for all users. It can be said that our hyper-connected, digitized society has increased security risks, with hackers breaching the wide web or targeting specific applications. Hackers have improved and developed the nature and scope of […]

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

By ZEN SOO Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students. In what is known as “Zoombombing,” two hackers interrupted a geography lesson a day after Singapore closed schools on Wednesday in partial lockdown measures to […]

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and AARON MORRISON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her. Hackers had targeted […]

Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have been affected. The information taken may have included names, […]

Facial Recognition - how far is too far?

Until January of this year, very few of us were aware of Clearview AI, a company that has gathered billions of publicly available images from millions of websites to build a facial image search engine app. Clearview claim that more than six hundred law enforcement agencies have utilized its technology in the last year. News […]

Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

By DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam, according to a senior official. The finance director of the island’s Industrial Development Company, Rubén Rivera, said in a complaint filed to police Wednesday that the agency sent […]

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between […]

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

By FRANK BAJAK AP Cybersecurity Writer A discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, and not Russia, for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reared its head again during the first day of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political opponent. First, California Rep. Devin Nunes, […]