World Of Warcraft Attacker Sent To Prison In US

One World of Warcraft player is paying the price for taking a virtual rivalry too far. A US federal court has sentenced Romanian man Calin Mateias to spend a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to launching a distributed denial of service attack against WoW's servers in response to being "angered" by one player.

The 2010 traffic flood knocked thousands of players offline and cost Blizzard $30,000 (which Mateias repaid in April) in recovery expenses.

Buffett Bashes Bitcoin As Booming On Mystique, Favours Stocks

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterized as “rat poison squared,” thrive on the hope they’ll find other people who will pay more for it.

Likening bitcoin demand to the tulip bulb mania in 17th century Holland, Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, said the mystique behind the cryptocurrency has caused its price to surge.

“If you don’t understand it, you get much more excited,” Buffett said on CNBC television. “People like to speculate, they like to gamble.”

Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence that any breach or misuse of the unmasked passwords occurred, the company is recommending that users change their Twitter passwords out of an “abundance of caution,” both on the site itself and anywhere else they may have used that password, which includes third-party apps like Twitterrific and TweetDeck.

Cambridge Analytica Is Folding Up And Filing For Bankruptcy

Following the scandal that saw Cambridge Analytica accused of mishandling the data of Facebook users, the company and SCL Elections are filing for bankruptcy.

The pronouncement comes after the firm has been accused globally of using Facebook data to target users during political campaigns accusations the firm still maintains are false.

An advance type of malware that spy on every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps “Zoopark” has been discovered by Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab discovered a brand new cyber-spying campaign targeting Android users via Telegram chat app and infected websites while watering holes is the preferred attack vector.

Twitter has warned about 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch exposed some in plan text on its internal network.

The social media network said Thursday that they had been unintentionally "unmasked" inside the company by a software bug, adding that it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised user to change their passwords to be safe.

Twitter did not say how many passwords were affected.

A notorious hub for the sharing of revenge porn called Anon-IB has been taken down by Dutch police raid.

The Police have arrested three Dutch nationals for stealing intimate images that they then shared on the site.

Servers containing stolen data were seized by the police as it investigated who had stolen the images.

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