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Ryan Hernandez, the guy who was guilty of leaking Nintendo Switch before launch has pleaded guilty to federal crimes. Ryan had leaked several information about the Nintendo Switch right before launch.

Google has apologised after finding a bug which meant some people’s private videos were shared with others by mistake.

Victims lost £339m to investment scams last year amid warnings the City of London’s cybercrime team are witnessing a “sharp rise” in cryptocurrency fraud.

Switzerland is believed to be a crypto-friendly country with the so-called Crypto Valley located in Zug. Crypto criminals are no strangers this country either – three men suspected of money laundering using crypto have been arrested by the police in Zurich. They had their luxury assets seized, along with millions of Swiss Francs frozen in their bank accounts.

The University of Maastricht on Wednesday disclosed that it had paid hackers a ransom of 30 bitcoin — at the time worth €200,000 (US$220,000) — to unblock its computer systems, including email and computers, after an attack that unfolded on Dec. 24.

Facebook’s social media accounts were temporarily taken over by a group of hackers on Friday afternoon.

The hacking group OurMine posted on the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and Messenger, writing “even Facebook is hackable”.

[UK] The Labour party has formally reported members of Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership campaign team to the Information Commissioner, accusing them of hacking into the party’s membership database.

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