Popular American arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby reportedly suffered from a massive data breach that exposed 138 gigabytes worth of customer information, according to a report released by an independent security researcher called Boogeyman. Based on the findings of...
Xero, an accounting software provider has recently purchased Tickstar, an e-invoicing infrastructure provider. The price of the acquisition is estimated to reach SEK150 million ($22.8 million). Tickstar is a consulting and cloud services company based in Sweden. It provides e-invoicing...
Electronics giant Acer fell victim to the REvil ransomware group responsible for the attack of several other companies over the past months, reported Bleeping Computer. The attackers are demanding $50 million from the company. The ransomware gang was able to...
Oil giant Shell disclosed a data breach last Tuesday, March 16, 2021, on its page, saying that it had been impacted by a third-party cybersecurity incident. According to the company, the attackers were able to compromise the file-sharing system...
The Spanish government's labor agency, the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), was forced to shut down its systems after a ransomware attack that affected more than 700 agency offices in Spain. Gerado Guitérrez, SEPE Director, declared that the network systems...
Starting from the next release of the Firefox web browser version, Mozilla has reported that it will implement a more privacy-focused default Referrer Policy in order to protect Firefox users' data. In Firefox 87, a stricter user privacy protection feature...
As the famous messaging app Line undergoes investigation regarding cybersecurity, Japan's government is restricting its usage and examining how it is used throughout the municipalities. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan has decided to prohibit the use...
Technology giants Google and Amazon are pursuing diversity training with the help of virtual reality reported The Washington Post. Praxis Labs’ VR is the preferred platform by the said companies including Target, Uber, and eBay. In the past, companies conduct...
Visual technology company CamerEye recently announced its artificial intelligence-based product called the Smart Fence to improve pool safety, especially for kids, according to a press release published on PR Newswire. Intended for residential customers, the company developed Smart Fence to...
Chinese autonomous-driving startup company Momenta announced Friday, March 19, 2021, that it had successfully gained $500 million from a recent Series C investment round. Following the cash injection the company’s total funding is now more than $700 million, reports...
Information security company Qualys was the subject of a data leak involving ransomware gang Clop, reported CPO Magazine. The sensitive data of its clients were published on a Tor page owned by the group. Some of the information that was...
As part of Operation Vaccinate Our Workforce (Operation VOW), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the use of ServiceNow's platform to efficiently vaccinate 240,000 DHS workers. Over 38,000 DHS workers have been vaccinated since the Operation VOW...
A research team at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has developed prosthetic retina implants to treat blindness, reported Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. The system uses virtual reality to create a perceivable environment. To provide perception...
OCBC Bank has enabled a facial recognition system on selected ATMs in Singapore. The bank becomes the first in Southeast Asia to do so, and it brings the bank closer to removing the need for a physical ATM card. The...
YouTube announced in February that its TikTok-style video format Shorts would be coming to the United States. On Thursday, March 18, 2021, YouTube Shorts officially launched a beta version of its app in the country. The new short-form video...
The French data protection agency Commission Nationale Informatique & Libertes (CNIL) announced Wednesday, March 17, 2021, that it had launched a probe into Clubhouse, the newly popular audio app. Launched in 2020, Clubhouse is an exclusive mobile audio app that...

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