TalkTalk is trying and failing to mend its broken customer relationships following the recent mega breach, in one case offering an individual who had £3,500 stolen from his personal bank account just £30.20 as a “good will gesture [and] final settlement” by way of compensation.
Ian Rimmington, based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, told The Register £3,500 had disappeared from his account on Friday, 23 October. This was two days after the telco had been hacked and hours after it claims it had informed banks that punters’ personal information had been compromised.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded two grants for the development of technologies that can help defend government and privately owned vehicles from cyberattacks. “Modern vehicles are no longer purely mechanical systems,” said Dr. Dan Massey, S&T Cyber Physical Systems Security (CPSSEC) Program Manager. “Today’s vehicles have interdependent cyber components used for telematics, conveniences, and safety-critical systems. A stealthy adversary could gain access to a vehicle’s cyber components and remain completely hidden until initiating a widespread attack.”
Convictions of suspects who refuse to hand over their encrypted passwords have risen sixfold in four years, potentially blocking police from examining their electronic devices.
The sharp increase has led to fears that criminals are opting to plead guilty to encryption offences rather than allow detectives to go through their computers and phones, which could lead to more serious charges and longer sentences.
The American Police State has become a monster.
Police across the country are forcing motorists to give them blood, saliva (DNA) and much worse.
The National Highway Safety Administration, the agency that funds “No Refusal” DUI checkpoints and forcible blood draws, is also funding nationwide roadblocks that provide police with “voluntary” DNA samples.
Presently there are 28 states, that force motorists to give police their DNA regardless of whether they’ve been convicted of a crime.
Police claim forcing people to submit their DNA will help reunite families…
According to a DHS article titled “Bringing a New Biometric Capability to Verify Families Separated by Crisis“. Law enforcement claims that forcing people to submit their DNA is a public service and will be used to reunite families trust them…