Words with Friends hack reportedly exposes data of more than 200M players
How do you spell "data breach?"A hacker that goes by the name Gnosticplayers said they stole data from over 218 million Words with Friends player accounts, according to a report from Hacker News on Sunday. The hacker accessed a database that included data from Android and iOS players who installed the game before Sept. 2, according to the report.
Hackers were able to access data including names and billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers and information about what plans and TmoNews reached out to the company to find out how many customers ' information was compromised. T - Mobile reportedly responded that a "very
T - Mobile says that a "criminal hack " accessed data of some prepaid wireless customers ' accounts. The wireless provider's cybersecurity team discovered the breach T - Mobile says it notified law enforcement about the breach, which led to some exposure of personal information, including names
It's been a rough month for customers who care about their privacy, with data breaches affecting businesses as diverse as, and . Yet another cybersecurity issue has allowed hackers to access data about prepaid customers of popular US and European telecom brand , as revealed by blog .
Affected customers in the US are being notified via a text message which directs them toon T-Mobile's website. "Our Cybersecurity team discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account," the page reads.
Words with Friends game hacked, exposing 200 million players
A hack of the popular mobile gaming company exposed users' names, emails, login IDs and some phone numbersPublisher Zynga announced there was a data breach of account login info for Draw Something and Words with Friends players on Sept. 12. Now, a hacker has claimed responsibility for the breach, CNET reports.
Hackers stole personal data of 2 million T - Mobile customers in a new data breach. T - Mobile said the company informed law enforcement about the security breach and is reaching out to its affected customers directly via SMS message, letter in the mail, or a phone call to notify them as well.
T - Mobile said Thursday that hackers gained access to the personal information of prepaid wireless customers , including their T - Mobile didn't say when the hack occurred or how many customers were exposed, but it said T - Mobile suffered a similar data breach last year when customer names
Hackers were able to access data including names and billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers and information about what plans and features that customers chose. However, T-Mobile assures customers that no financial data such as credit card information, social security numbers or passwords were compromised.
The company says it has reported the breach to the authorities and that it has "a number of safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access."
TmoNews reached out to the company to find out how many customers' information was compromised. T-Mobile reportedly responded that a "very small single digit percentage" of users were affected.
Orange: the convergence between fixed and mobile is paying off, especially in France
The strategy implemented by Orange, focused on the convergence of fixed and mobile offers, is bearing fruit by supporting the growth of the first quarter, particularly in France, assured the group during the publication of his results on Thursday morning.
The incumbent, which increased its revenue by 1% to 10.08 billion euros, benefits from an increase in sales in France, which are particularly supported by convergent offers.
"Our first quarter results once again illustrate the relevance of our strategy focused on convergence and fixed and mobile ultra-fast broadband," said group finance director Ramon Fernandez at a news conference .
Convergence consists of offering fixed internet and mobile subscription bundles, with a small promotion to encourage the subscriber to subscribe. For the operator, the interest is primarily to retain subscribers, including mobile, more likely to go elsewhere during promotional phases from competitors.
And it is a paying strategy: the operator notes that the number of convergent subscribers, which exceeds 90% in its two main markets, France and Spain, is up more than 10% over one year, to pass the bar of 10.5 million customers.
"In Spain, our customers now take 85% of convergent offers," insisted Ramon Fernandez. In this country, sales increased by 4.3% this quarter.
Sales in the French market increased by more than 2%, an acceleration compared to previous quarters, with a growing membership of fixed and mobile service subscribers whose sales grew by nearly 15%. %.
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"This first quarter confirms the very positive trend of the year 2017," welcomed the CEO of the group, Stephane Richard, quoted in the release, referring in particular "strong commercial performance in all of our geographies ".
The group therefore sees its adjusted EBITDA rise by 3% to 2.6 billion euros, which represents an improved margin of 0.6 point over one year, to 26.1%.
The title Orange stagnated yet on the Paris Stock Exchange. It was crumbling 0.07% to 14.75 euros around 10:45 GMT, in a market slightly up 0.25%.
The consensus of the analysts indeed hoped for a higher growth of the turnover of the whole group (+ 2% expected), but it had been more cautious concerning France (+ 1,5%).
Orange sales grew in almost all of its markets, with the exception of the corporate market, which fell 3.8% due to a decline in both voice and data services.
In Africa and the Middle East, where the operator has the most customers, revenue growth is more modest (+ 0.5%) with, on the other hand, growth of 6.2% on a comparable basis, acceleration compared to the previous quarter and driven by the main markets of Egypt and Morocco, notably thanks to mobile offers alone.
Regarding its customer base, Orange recorded in France 130,000 additional subscribers for fiber, which allows it to claim 2.1 million customers on this technology, while on the mobile it manages to recruit 78,000 more subscribers.
In Spain, where the adoption of fiber is faster than in France, the 169,000 additional customers chose this technology during the quarter, bringing total fiber subscribers to 2.43 million.
In terms of outlook, the group confirms all of its objectives for the current year. In particular, it aims for adjusted Ebitda growth above that of 2017, on a comparable basis.
Is your smart TV too wise? The FBI warns your screen is watching you .
The smart TV brings streaming to the living room, but manufacturers sell your viewing data to third parties. You can opt-out, though.Now, even the FBI agrees. An Oregon branch put out a statement urging Black Friday shoppers to be aware of the hacking possibilities of their new purchases.