Today’s Tech Sightings:
The database of the Philippines’ Commission on Elections has been compromised in what could be the biggest government-related breach ever. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found sensitive information, including passport and fingerprint data, among the compromised files. Officials played down the incident, saying sensitive information was not compromised.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Patrick Njoroge is blaming social media users for “malicious” comments that sparked a run on deposits at Chase Bank Kenya Ltd. This, in turn, prompted regulators to place the bank under creditor protection. Njoroge blamed #KOT or Kenyans on Twitter for spreading reckless rumors leading up to the frenzy.
Welcome to the age of ubiquitous connectivity where your car is as connected as your smartphone and desktop. The only difference is that your firewall-protected PC probably has a bunch of utilities that help protect it from viruses and other malicious software. Now, there are calls to equip connected cars with the same level of protection against hackers.
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- Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Board of RFK Human Rights Organization
- Reddit Introduces Block User Feature to Help Fight Harassment, Trolls and Spam
- People Are Horrified Facebook’s Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Important Messages
- UK Government Sets Up international ‘Olympics of e-sports’