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Robert Downey Jr warns fans about online 'scam artists'

Robert Downey Jr warns fans about online 'scam artists'

Entertainment
Robert Downey Jr has warned fans not to fall for "scam artists" who claim to be him on social media and ask for money.The actor wrote on Facebook that "one or more scam artists have taken to impersonating me online and asking some of you via private message or chat for 'donations' for various 'causes'".The Iron Man star continued: "If you encounter someone on a chat platform claiming to be me, they are lying."Hundreds of fans replied, many of whom have been approached by impostors.Some said they had also been contacted by people claiming to be other stars like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman - but the vast majority said they had quickly sniffed out the deception.Downey Jr's message added: "I will never ever communicate via private chat platforms, and I would never ask individu...
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Technology
The British cyber-security researcher, charged in the US with creating and selling malware, has returned to Twitter to thank his supporters.It is the first time Marcus Hutchins has spoken publicly since his arrest earlier this month in Las Vegas.Earlier on Monday the 23-year-old pleaded "not guilty" during a court hearing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.A trial has been scheduled for October. The court gave Mr Hutchins permission to work and use the internet again.However, he will not be allowed access to the server he used to stop WannaCry spreading.He must surrender his passport and will be tracked in the US via GPS during his release.Posting on Twitter as @MalwareTechBlog, Mr Hutchins said: "There's a lot of people I'd like to thank for amazing support over the past 11 days, which I will do whe...
Children consuming online time 'like junk food'

Children consuming online time 'like junk food'

Technology
Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online "like junk food", the children's commissioner has said.In an interview with the Observer, Anne Longfield criticised the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time.She said parents should be proactive in stopping their children from bingeing on the internet in the summer holidays.Ms Longfield has launched a campaign to help parents with the issue.She said: "It's something that every parent will talk about especially during school holidays; that children are in danger of seeing social media like sweeties, and their online time like junk food."None of us as parents would want our children to eat junk food all the time."For those same reasons we shouldn't want our children ...
Worried about online fraud? Make sure your financial advisor is ready for a cyber attack

Worried about online fraud? Make sure your financial advisor is ready for a cyber attack

Finance
Cyber theft is the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and cost the global economy more than $ 450 billion in 2016, with more than 2 billion person records stolen.By 2021, cyber crime damage costs could hit $ 6 trillion annually, according to Ernst & Young's 2016-17 Global Information Security Survey.And companies are experiencing larger breaches, reported IBM. The average size of data breaches increased 1.8 percent in 2017 to more than 24,000 records, according to its 2017 cost of data breach study.Financial advisors are increasingly aware of this threat, with 81 percent saying cybersecurity is a high priority. Yet, just 29 percent say they are "fully prepared to manage and mitigate the risks associated with cybersecurity," according to a study released last September by the Financial ...
Love Island's Tyla branded a 'sex addict' as threesome video leaks online

Love Island's Tyla branded a 'sex addict' as threesome video leaks online

Entertainment
ITVTV BABE: Tyla has seen an intimate video of herself leak online Last week a 37 second video went viral on social media showing the star having a threesome with a couple.Now, the man in the video has opened up about the X-rated clip saying they romped for six hours in London's swanky Mayfair hotel in 2014.Chatting about the video, 32-year-old Andrew Georgiou said: "The sex tape clip that has appeared online is about two hours into when we first started getting steamy."I was really tired by that stage but Tyla and her pal kept wanting more — they are sex addicts.Love Island 2017's saucy antics Love Island 2017's saucy antics, as things hot up between the sheets and more.WENN Camilla Thurlow and Jonny Mitchell take relationship to next level with some boob action