Today’s Tech Sightings:
HummingBad is a malicious piece of software that has infected millions of Android devices around the world. The malware earns the hackers who created it around $300,000 a month as a result of false advertisements and fake apps that end up being downloaded by unwary users. The gang is thought to be based in China.
There is no question that there are some people who have grown addicted to the Internet. But author David McCandless suggests obsessive Internet use might lead to some mental disorders. He even created a special website to document them.
The idea of the lone hacker going after some lucrative computer or data system is a thing of the past. Today’s hackers are organized cybercrime gangs that operate like businesses and are increasingly more sophisticated. The Head of Cyber Security at KPMG Paul Taylor argues that the time has come to think differently in order to win this race.
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