Thank Zuck it's Friday #9 - Home Office 'super database', the software reseller claiming £270m from Microsoft and social media data breaches
This week on the IT news podcast the team discusses the Home Office's 'super database' on race, health and biometrics, the British software reseller bringing at £170m claim against Microsoft and the recent data breaches involving both Facebook and LinkedIn....
The hacker included 2 million records as proof that they have what they claim
Hackers first sent an exciting job offer via LinkedIn to aerospace executives while posing themselves as recruiters from well-known firms, such as General Dynamics and Collins Aerospace
Hacker behind 2012 attacks on LinkedIn and Dropbox was in regular contact with alleged SEC hacker, according to DOJ filing
The hacker was arrested in Czech Republic in October 2016
IBM X-Force warns of new spear-phishing attacks by APT it has tracked since 2015
Cloud - and Office 365 in particular - drove revenues up again, but Xbox hardware sales tanked
Yes. Yes you can
Another question mark over the influence of repressive regimes on tech firms
University of Birmingham CISO: "I have severe doubts about the security of Facebook, and LinkedIn is going the same way"
The University of Birmingham faces security challenges from the local to the international level
Law firms wide open to phishing scams following security breaches
Phil Pavitt to move on at the end of June this year
A slew of digital detritus was swept away in the last dot-com crash in 2000. What tech companies could struggle, or even go under, in the next one?
European Commission to rule on Microsoft-LinkedIn deal on 6 December
Salesforce had also bid for LinkedIn to boost its CRM presence
Facebook and Google also reportedly interested in buying LinkedIn
How can Microsoft justify the hefty $26.2bn price tag?
$26bn well spent, or a glaring sign of a tech bubble about to burst?
Deal announced today will see LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Passwords stored in plain text. The most common password? '123456'...
Computing's research reveals phishing is the top threat to businesses, and is increasing in severity, while attacks use novel methods to make potential victims feel comfortable before sending their payloads
Top stories from the past seven days on V3
New RSA Group head of social media explains how building communities for customers can benefit both sides
Jan Verplancke is retiring after a decade at the firm, with a successor yet to be announced
Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter