Well, it was A very bad, not good, week for Twitch. The Amazon-owned streaming service has suffered a malfunction A devastating hack, with Twitch source codeLive streaming payments, homeland security tools, and more are all dumped on 4chan. It’s a complete dump of the data as you’ll see. Among the many repercussions: a sudden and forced Twitch experience Payment transparency, which quickly became a meme On social media and Twitch itself.
Twitch wasn’t the only unlucky tech giant this week. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have all been taken out of service For several hours on Monday. No, It was not pirates. Instead, Facebook accidentally pulled its BGP path, making it impossible for the rest of the Internet to find. Not only that, but it removed Facebook’s private networks from its internet maps, which meant its engineers couldn’t solve the problem remotely. A real mess! The company experienced a disruption on Friday afternoon as well, but not nearly as widely as a widespread outage.
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simple insect leaves AirTag users may be at risk. A judge found that internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is not responsible for copyright infringing sites that use its services.
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All is well now, it is resolved; The Navy has its own Facebook page again. But sometime on Sunday night, someone managed to break into the USS account kid, a US Navy destroyer, and used this access to broadcast the real-time strategy game age of empires. A Navy spokesperson confirmed that someone had “unauthorized access” to the Facebook page of the military-focused news site. Mission and purpose on Wednesday. The streams were accompanied by brief messages like “hi guys”, “play game” and “fffffffffffff”. The likely culprit appears to be a family member of someone with USS keys kidSocial media account.
Firefox is a great browser for those concerned about privacy, but maybe not in this specific case? In the latest version, when you type in the address bar, you’ll get “new, relevant suggestions from our trusted partners based on what you’re looking for”. In other words, an ad type in an unexpected place. You can turn off the feature by heading to Settings, Then Privacy and security, then deselect contextual suggestions Down Address bar – Firefox suggestion. But come on – you shouldn’t be doing this in the first place, and you definitely should have better alerts about where the URL prompts in your address bar are coming from.
A very large hack that didn’t get enough attention in the SEC filing was quietly revealed by Syniverse, a telecommunications infrastructure company. as I mentioned the motherboard for the first timeHackers were able to stay in Syniverse systems for years, and had access to all kinds of phone records, likely including text messages. It is unclear if there have been any repercussions so far from the prolonged incident, but it is a potential treasure trove of international espionage.
Speaking of international espionage! Google this week raised the alarm for Russia fancy bear Hackers launched a massive and sophisticated phishing campaign targeting 14,000 Gmail users last month. The individual accounts that were targeted received alerts, and the group appeared to have included journalists and security researchers along with people in a variety of other industries. Google said all attempts were caught by spam filters, but the scale of the efforts was still noticeable.
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