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Virgin Active SA goes offline after cyber attack

Virgin Active SA says it has taken all systems offline after it was hit by “sophisticated cybercriminals”. Virgin Active informed its members on Friday night that the company had fallen victim to a cyber attack. The company says it became aware of a cyber attack on Thursday and its security…

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WHY THE GLOBAL SHORTAGE IN COMPUTER CHIPS MATTERS TO YOU

Read on. Moore’s Law only holds when chip supply isn’t an issue. Just now, the microchips that make every electronic device work are in short supply. The COVID-19 pandemic and unexpectedly cold weather in Texas temporarily closed chip factories. As news of the shortage spread, “panic buying” cleaned out inventory. Several other factors drive a continuing shortage as well: ●…

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The web sucks

In the beginning, there was the Web, and it was good, but then again, we didn’t know any better. There were static pages, and instead of a comment section, there was a guestbook. Then there was Web 2.0, and it really is better. Now, databases are used to store content,…

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Scammers Selling Fake #COVID19 Vaccination Cards for Just $20

Fraudsters are setting up Shopify-backed online stores to sell fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to anti-vaxxers, according to DomainTools. Due to the decentralized nature of the US healthcare system, the cards, which carry the logo of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), were judged to be the simplest…

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Alternative Internet

A collection of interesting networks and technology aiming at re-decentralizing the Internet. If you would like to help in categorising these projects, please submit a PR to this README.md file. Cloud Collaborative web editors General Hosting and media Messaging Networking Social Networks Uncategorised Apparently Dead – links don’t resolve Possibly Dead –…

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Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) today revealed that some of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data stolen from its servers in December was leaked online. EMA is a decentralized agency responsible for reviewing and approving COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for evaluating, monitoring, and supervising any new medicines introduced to the…

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Microsoft Confirms Its Network Was Breached With Tainted SolarWinds Updates

Attack on thousands of other companies as “moment of reckoning” for governments and industry, company president says. Microsoft confirmed on Friday that its network was among the thousands infected with tainted software updates from SolarWinds, even as new data the company has released suggest the likely Russian actors behind the…

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Infostealer Adrozek malware hits Firefox, Chrome, Yandex, Edge browser

Adrozek malware was identified by Microsoft and since May 2020 over 30,000 users have been infected. With companies helping each other find vulnerabilities and patch them, the job for malicious hackers gets much more difficult. In the latest, Microsoft has discovered a malware campaign that has infected over 30,000 users since May…

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