Uber comes clean after taking users for a ride over data breach

App-based cab firm Uber has admitted paying $10,000 (£75,500) to cover up a data breach that impacted 2.7 million of its UK users. The company’s database was hacked in 2016, with cybercriminals obtaining access to 57 million names, email addresses and mobile numbers from account holders around the world. Uber was then served a ransom … Read more

Hacker accesses prison data to (almost) break someone out

One enterprising scammer has used phishing techniques not to try and get rich quick, but secure a prisoner’s early release. Konrad Voits from Michigan, USA, masterminded an elaborate scheme to try and get a prisoner at Washtenaw County out of jail long before they were due for release. He began by creating a duplicate county … Read more

How to customise Word’s spell check and AutoCorrect

Those green and red squiggly lines proposed by Microsoft Word provide a useful way to keep an eye on your spelling and grammar. But what if you meant to type a word in a certain way? Then, this feature can be just plain annoying. So did you know you can adjust the auto-correction settings in … Read more