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Debenhams website overwhelmed as shoppers swoop on sales

Debenhams website overwhelmed as shoppers swoop on sales

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‘The world has had enough’: Donald Trump campaign website hacked

‘The world has had enough’: Donald Trump campaign website hacked

Technology
The Donald Trump campaign website has been hacked.The website's "About" page was briefly replaced by a message which stated: "the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) daily by president donald j trump." It appeared to be an unsophisticated scam aimed at collecting cryptocurrency.There was no clue to the identity of the hacker(s). The message spoke of access to "Trump and relatives" and of "classified information" that the "trump-gov is involved in the origin of the corona virus".There was no immediate verification as to the veracity of the message nor, indeed, any evident concern in the Trump campaign. ...
Driving test website crashes as bookings resume in England and Wales

Driving test website crashes as bookings resume in England and Wales

Technology
The website for booking new driving tests in England and Wales has crashed, after it relaunched on Friday morning following the coronavirus lockdown.The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) said it was aware some people could not complete their bookings amid "unprecedented demand", adding that it was working to fix the issue.Driving test slots were open for booking from 08:00 BST.Many people complained on social media about being unable to access the site."Coronavirus has severely impacted our business as usual operations, including by stopping driving tests for many months as part of social distancing," a spokesman for DVSA said."Following unprecedented demand for the driving test booking system after its reopening, we are aware that some users hav...
Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse

Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse

Business
Amazon has blamed a "bad actor" for racist abuse that appeared on multiple listings on its UK website.The abuse, now removed, appeared when users searched the online shop for Apple AirPods and similar products.It was unclear how long the racist language remained on the site, but it sparked outrage on Twitter and the sharing of screenshots and video grabs."We investigated, removed the images in question and took action against the bad actor," Amazon told the BBC.The company did not elaborate on the "bad actor", nor give details of how many products were defaced and how long the abuse was visible on the listings. Nadine White, a journalist for the Huffington Post, tweeted that the abuse "needs to be acknowledged, removed, explained, apologised for asap. Bei...
Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Technology
A US government-operated website has been hacked by a group claiming to be acting in retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general.Those who clicked on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) site on Saturday night were faced with a black page claiming to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran. It showed a picture of President Donald Trump being hit in the face by a fist with blood dripping from his mouth.Underneath it said "Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers" with a claim that the attack was "only a small part" of their ability.Despite this, there is little evidence the defacement was carried out by Iran. Advertisement A spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu...