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Google is increasing security against viruses attacks for Gmail users

A new security measure will be in place at Gmail soon.To protect users from potential viruses, tech giant Google has announced to restrict Gmail users from sending Javascript files, including JS files detected within archives, from February 13. This way, the .js files will be added to the list of prohibited files which includes exe, .msc, and .bat. JavaScript is a common language used when developing web applications, and JS files are often loaded as part of web pages

Hackers sent fake tweets saying Britney Spears has died

Sony Music Entertainment's Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died. The hackers suggested  she is dead by accident. The fake tweet was sent to the 613,000 followers of @SonyMusicGlobal.  The 35-year-old international superstar and Grammy Award winner is "is fine and well," Spears' manager Adam Leber told to the media.

Hackers forced a Los Angeles school to pay a ransom fee

Under pressure of hackers who locked  Los Angeles Valley College school’s computer doing action based on a ransom virus, the school paid them a $28,000 ransom to have access to students and staff  files, emails and messaging systems. The virus locked out 1,800 students and staffs from their computers  The cyber criminals threatened to delete all the data if they were not paid.

Yahoo announced that at least 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013

Yahoo reported Wednesday that a different attack compromised more than 1 billion accounts in 2013. This involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords, and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password.

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