Sharks in the waters off of Western Australia have joined Twitter. 338 sharks to be exact. Government researchers have tagged these sharks with transmitters which will set off a computer alert when they get within a half mile from a beach, this then triggers an automatic tweet to go out from the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter account. Sounds like a pretty good system!
Mike Botto is a man with a mission.
Just over three years ago, the UK resident lost his father to a heart attack leaving behind his wife, two other sons and a daughter. To say Mike was devastated is a bit of an understatement. Both of his grandparent’s on his father’s side also died of heart-related conditions.
A new virus has been detected that targets banking details. Dubbed ‘neverquest’ it breaks new ground in terms of its reach and the potential damage it can do.
Apparently, it can break into the accounts of about 100 different banks and uses just about every trick in the hacker’s handbook to do so. Moreover, there’s a widespread belief within the industry that it could do a lot of damage and potentially infect millions of vulnerable computers.
The UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit(NCCU) has issued an alert about mass email spamming in which people are receiving emails that are allegedlyfrom banks and other financial organisations.
Apparently tens of millions of people in the UK could have received the emails with small and medium businesses in particular being targeted. The chances are that variants of this email will also begin appearing across the rest of Europe in due time.
Just as AOL announced that the once-popular music service Winamp will be shutting down on December 20, 2013, cybercriminals have started to exploit its users’ sense of nostalgia.
An email is in circulation allegedly written on behalf of the Winamp Team. It cleverly uses the same language as that used in the original announcement on the Winamp site, informing users about the closure.