BT tops UK broadband complaints list

BT tops UK broadband complaints list

Image caption Complaints about broadband rose during the third quarter of 2016, said Ofcom BT’s broadband services received the most complaints during the third quarter of 2016, show figures from regulator Ofcom. It received 36 complaints for every 100,000 broadband customers – higher than the industry average of 20. BT-owned companies, Plusnet and EE, came […]

Security risk on in-flight entertainment systems, say researchers

Security risk on in-flight entertainment systems, say researchers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In-flight systems were “totally compromised” said the research Air passengers could be subjected to a series of “shocking” incidents if security flaws in cabin entertainment systems were abused, say researchers. Security experts found flaws that let them take over cabin entertainment systems. The flaws could allow attackers to switch off […]

PayAsUGym hack exposes members’ card details

PayAsUGym hack exposes members’ card details

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several people’s credit card details, including expiry dates and addresses, have appeared online Fitness website PayAsUGym has admitted that members’ financial details were stolen when one of its servers was hacked on Thursday. The discovery was made by security experts who found partial card numbers and home addresses on […]

Facebook accused over WhatsApp takeover

Facebook accused over WhatsApp takeover

Image copyright AP Facebook has been accused by the European Commission of misleading it during its investigation of the company’s 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. The Commission says Facebook misled it when the company said it was impossible to match users’ Facebook and WhatsApp accounts. But in August, WhatsApp said it would do just that, by […]

Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer

Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer

Image copyright Getty Images Vanity Fair and Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald has claimed he suffered an epileptic seizure after receiving a malicious tweet containing flashing images. The message, sent from an account which has since been suspended said: “you deserve a seizure for your posts”. Shortly afterwards, Mr Eichenwald’s wife tweeted from his account saying […]

Super Mario Run reviews hit Nintendo share price

Super Mario Run reviews hit Nintendo share price

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Gamers are being charged a one-off fee to access all Super Mario Run’s content Bad reviews of Nintendo’s Super Mario Run mobile game have led to an 11% fall in the firm’s share price. The game is Nintendo’s first full venture into mobile gaming and marked a significant shift for […]

Turkey blocks access to Tor anonymising network

Turkey blocks access to Tor anonymising network

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption People use Tor to browse the internet and communicate in private Turkey has blocked direct access to the Tor anonymous browsing network as part of a wider crackdown on the ways people circumvent internet censorship. The crackdown began last month when Turkish ISPs were told to cut off the virtual […]

Apple fights back with appeal against EU Irish tax ruling

Apple fights back with appeal against EU Irish tax ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple made a net profit of $53bn in the 2015 financial year. Apple has filed an appeal against a European Union ruling that it should pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland. In August, the EU ruled Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland were […]

Insurers handling ‘hundreds’ of breach claims

Insurers handling ‘hundreds’ of breach claims

Image caption Ransomware was less popular than breaches involving stolen credentials or the theft of cash Insurance claims for data breaches are being made at a rate of more than one a day, figures from CFC Underwriting suggest. The firm said that in 2016 it had handled more than 400 claims on cyber-breach policies it […]

Apple and Ireland to challenge EU tax ruling this week

Apple and Ireland to challenge EU tax ruling this week

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple made a net profit of $53bn in the 2015 financial year. Apple plans to appeal this week against the European Commission’s ruling that it repays up to €13bn (£11bn) to Ireland in back taxes. EU regulators ruled Apple’s controversial tax deal was illegal, and is demanding the record […]