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Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

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It’s not uncommon for torrent sites to suffer downtime due to technical issues. That happens pretty much every day. But when close to a dozen large sites go offline, people start to ask questions. This is exactly what happened this week. As reported previously, The Pirate Bay was hard to reach earlier, after a surge of traffic and a subsequent DDoS attack overloaded its servers. And they were not alone. TorrentFreak spoke to several torrent site admins who noticed an increase of suspicious traffic which slowed down or toppled their sites, at least temporarily. While most have recovered, some sites remain offline today. TorrentProject.se, one of the most used torrent search engines, has been down for nearly three days now. The site currently shows a “403 Forbidden” error message. Whet
Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale, $10 per lookup

Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale, $10 per lookup

Technology
We all know very well that Instagram is the social network of fashion, the fastest growing and also the one that generates more interest in criminals. However, recently an Instagram hacker puts 6 million celebrities personal data up for sale. Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale Instagram is the social Just yesterday, It was reported that Instagram had patched a critical API vulnerability that allowed the attacker to access phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile verified accounts. However, Instagram hack now appears to be more serious than initially reported. Not just a few thousands of high-profile users—it's more than 6 million Instagram users, including politicians, sports stars, and media companies, who have had their Instagra
Russia Demands Apple & Google To Remove LinkedIn From App Stores

Russia Demands Apple & Google To Remove LinkedIn From App Stores

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Recently, the Russian Government decided to ban LinkedIn and to do so Russia asked Apple and Google to simply remove the LinkedIn app from their app stores. The problems of LinkedIn and Microsoft in Russia have been rising in recent months. Failure to comply with the rules imposed led to the social network being banned. Now Russia wants to do much more to block access by asking Google and Apple to simply remove the LinkedIn app from their app stores. The decision to ban LinkedIn Russia was taken in October 2016 in response to the decision of a court case. Failure to comply with the decision to maintain local users’ data on Russian territory has thus ended. Immediately, LinkedIn was blocked, becoming inaccessible in the country, either by the browser or the applications. Of cour