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TalkTalk website cyber attack: Hackers may have accessed customers’ details in ‘significant and sustained’ incident

Hackers have compromised the TalkTalk website THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

The phone and broadband provider admitted that hackers may have gotten hold of personal information and banking details Police have launched an investigation into a “significant and sustained cyberattack” on the website of telecommunications firm TalkTalk. The personal information, credit card and bank details of the phone and broadband provider’s …

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The sky’s limit

Shifting computer power to the cloud brings many benefits—but don’t ignore the risks ELECTRICITY was once generated where it was used; now it comes from the grid. So it is with computing power, once the province of mainframes and personal computers, and now moving into the “cloud”—networks of data centres …

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Q&A: While in China, Protect Your Devices and Data

Calculated risk: a technology conference in Beijing.Credit Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press

HONG KONG — China is one of the world’s most dangerous Internet environments, with risks including government-sponsored on­line attacks, piracy and malware. Thomas Parenty, a former National Security Agency official who runs a security consulting firm, offered his views on how to ensure that devices and personal information stay safe …

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Malware Alert: Donald Trump Virus Fires Your Smartphone Apps

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Expo Hall of the Richmond International Raceway on October 14, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hackers have written a slew of new viruses named after the leading Presidential candidates. The viruses are spreading quickly and these are the most popular: Donald Trump virus – fires all of your smartphone apps and won’t let them re-install Carly Fiorina virus – merges all of your computer files …

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The $98.6 Billion E-Mail

Illustration: Bloomberg; Clouds: Getty Images

Microsoft is fighting a case in federal appeals court that may decide the future of U.S. cloud computing. Not long ago, if the U.S. Department of Justice wanted information you’d stored electronically, all its agents needed to do was get a court order and seize your computer. Law enforcement doesn’t …

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