Iran-Based Hackers Behind a Worldwide DNS Hijacking Campaign: FireEye

Iran-based cyber criminals are likely behind a sophisticated “unprecedented” hacking campaign targeting entities across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America, according to US cybersecurity firm FireEye. The researchers at FireEye have identified a wave of DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking that has affected dozens of domains belonging to government, telecommunications and Internet infrastructure…

Netflix Poaches Activision’s Neumann for CFO Role

Netflix said on Wednesday it had appointed media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard as its chief financial officer. Reuters reported on Monday citing a source that the media streaming company had poached Neumann from the video game publisher. Netflix, which is making more of its own films and shows, would like its next CFO to be…

Dubai Government to Launch Taxi Venture With Ride-Hailing Service Careem

Dubai’s transport regulator is to launch a new taxi service with Careem, a ride-hailing rival to Uber in the Middle East. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the deal was the first in the world between a state transport authority and a private sector ride-hailing service, which have sometimes had testy relations with…

Delivery Hero Cedes German Market to Takeaway.com

Takeaway.com and Delivery Hero have settled a costly struggle for supremacy in the German food delivery market, with Takeaway agreeing to buy its larger rival’s businesses there for EUR 930 million ($1.1 billion roughly Rs. 7,700 crores). Markets greeted the agreement as a win for both companies. Shares in Dutch-listed Takeaway jumped 23 percent, while Delivery Hero gained…

Microsoft Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal Price in India Hiked

Microsoft has increased the price of Office 365 Home in India by around 15 percent. This is an annual subscription service that includes the following Microsoft apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. The last two apps are PC-only, while the rest can be accessed on desktops and mobile devices. It also includes 1TB…

Paytm Now Lets You Book Train Tickets Without Any Additional Charges

Paytm has upgraded its online train ticket booking experience by waiving off all transaction charges as well as the payment gateway and service charges on train ticket bookings through its platform. With the latest development, Paytm users can book their train tickets without paying any additional charges. The platform owned by Noida-based One97 Communications also…

CAPTCHAs Could Soon Be Made Obsolete, Thanks to New AI-Based Attack

The days of CAPTCHA systems seem to be numbered. A group of researchers from UK and China have found a way to harness the power of machine learning to crack the text-based CAPTCHA systems that once ruled the Web and can still be found on the Internet. Text-based CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Procedures for Telling Computers…