Today’s Tech Sightings:
A few week after Tumblr notified users it suffered a data breach, 65 million records showed up for sale on the dark web. The information is on offer on a dark market site called TheRealDeal, owned by the same person who sold 167 million records stolen from Linkedin, as well as data stolen from MySpace and Fling.com. Tumblr said the attack occurred on May 12.
Kaspersky Lab’s Spam and Phishing Report has placed Vietnam as the world’s second-largest source of spam for the first quarter of 2016, thereby replacing Russia. The United States remained in the top position.
A new report from PageFair found that one in five global smartphone – about 419 million people – use ad blockers on their devices. According to the report, most users with browsers that block ads are in China – up to 159 million people, followed by India with 122 million ad blockers. The prevalence of ad blockers is costing online publishers a lot of money in ad revenues. The newspaper industry is fighting back.
- MySpace, Tumblr Hit by ‘Mega Breach’
- Singapore Pilots Solar-powered Outdoor Wi-Fi Hotspots
- Taiwan President Tries Quick Chat With ASUS’ Home Robot
- EU Hate Speech Rules Backed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft
- Chinese Users Blast Microsoft’s Draconian Windows 10 Upgrade
- Iran Wants to Keep Messaging Data Inside the Country
- Apple Faces Caltech Lawsuit Over Wi-Fi Patents
- Bloatware Can Have Your PC Hijacked in 10 Minutes
- The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side