Bill Toulas

An open-source advocate who has been writing about Linux and SaaS tools for years. Having entered the fascinating world of InfoSec now, he reports on the daily news and developments in the fields of data privacy, data breaches, software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, malware, and all things "online danger". Contact me at "billtoulas@technadu.com"
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Most Social Media Networks in Sri Lanka Are Now Blocked

The government of Sri Lanka has decided to impose social media network blocks to ease the ongoing social unrest. A Muslim man...

ScarCruft Evolution on the Spotlight with a New Bluetooth Harvester

ScarCruft activity spotted by Kaspersky, and the group shows signs of rampant activity and evolution. They now use a Bluetooth searching tool...

Google Removes 832 Pirate Sites From Their Australian Index

Google has decided to take the unprecedented step of voluntarily de-indexing ISP blocked websites. The company was opposing to Australian regulations during...

Hackers Compromise Thousands of Websites Through Their Analytics Module

Researcher claims that two snippets from Picreel and Alpaca are infected with malicious code. The hackers are stealing all data that is...

Facebook Sues South Korean Data Analytics Company Rankwave

Rankwave’s apps breached Facebook’s Development Platform policies, so they have been removed. Facebook is suing Rankwave now, asking for damage compensation and...

WatchMojo Fights Back on Content ID Abusers with a Lawsuit Warning

WatchMojo has had enough of unlawful Content ID claims and threatens with lawsuits. About $2 billion has entered the pockets of abusive...

Nine SIM Swappers Arrested and Charged With Fraud in the US

Nine scammers were arrested in the US and face imprisonment penalties for SIM swapping. The scammers were collaborating to port SIM numbers...

“Dark Web News” Discontinued in Fear of FBI and Europol Arrests

"Dark Web News" is taking themselves offline, fearing the FBI and Europol may be closing in. The website was mainly offering information...

Security Flaws in GPS SOS Pendant Allow Tracking and Eavesdropping

A very popular GPS emergency device for the elderly is vulnerable to all kinds of nasty stuff. The device can accept commands...