Home Depot’s credit cards may have been hacked

by Alex - on Sep 2nd 2014 - Comments Off

A massive batch of credit and debit card information that went on sale on a criminal Internet site Tuesday may be from Home Depot stores and could be linked to hackers previously responsible for breaches at Target and P.F. Chang’s, security experts say. The credit card information was first offered up for sale Tuesday on an underground...

Man Who Pirated ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie Gets Almost 3 Years in Prison

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

A computer programmer who filmed Fast & Furious 6 from the back of a cinema and then uploaded it to the Internet has been jailed for almost three years. The pirated copy of the film was downloaded 779,000 times, costing one of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers more than $4 million. Philip Danks, 25, from Walsall, West Midlands,...

Scottish Teen Dies in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Related Tragedy

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died in a tragedy linked to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of an 18-year-old Scottish man in a flooded quarry is being linked to the “ice bucket challenge.” Cameron Lancaster, of Burntisland, Fife, died Sunday. Emergency services — Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish...

Dropbox Adds 1 TB Storage Plan for $10 a Month

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

Dropbox, one of the most popular personal cloud storage services, has been taking a beating in the pricing wars from the likes of Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive. Today Dropbox is fighting back with a new Dropbox Pro option that gives you a whopping 1 terabyte of storage for $10 per month. To give you an idea of just how much...

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Electronics

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

We love our gadgets, but they sometimes cost us more than we expected—even after we bring them home. Our experts have lots of tips on how to save money when it comes to buying, using, and eventually selling your electronics devices. This advice could save you hundreds of dollars a year. 1. Don’t buy expensive cables “Prestige”...

China Has Supersonic Submarine in the Works

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

Late last week, the South China Morning Post announced to the world that it might not be long until the world’s first supersonic submarine embarked on its maiden voyage. Granted, this submarine hasn’t even been built yet, but the Chinese scientists working on designing it claim to have made considerable progress and to have the technology...

Alleged hacker faces over 100 fresh charges

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

More than 100 fresh charges of computer misuse were filed yesterday against alleged hacker James Raj Arokiasamy, who used “The Messiah” pseudonym. Among the 158 charges he now faces are those for hacking into government-related websites, the Fuji Xerox Web server and Web servers for City Harvest Church (CHC) and its co-founder,...

Teenager hacked into Metropolitan Police’s computer – causing force’s website to crash

by Alex - on Aug 28th 2014 - Comments Off

A teenager has admitted hacking into the Metropolitan Police computer system causing its website to crash. Jordan Lee Jones brought down the site, which is used by thousands of people every day, by infiltrating police computer systems. The 19-year-old was caught after following an investigation carried out by detectives from the Met’s...