07.03.18

Apple slapped with $6.7m fine

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The Australian federal court fined US tech giant Apple $6.7 million for telling some Australian iPad and iPhone owners that their faulty devices could not be fixed because they had previously been repaired by a third party in a breach of Australian consumer law, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said yesterday.

According to the ACCC, the action against Apple US and Apple Pty Ltd (Apple Australia) was taken following an investigation of complaints relating to so-called error 53, which disabled some iPhones and iPads. 
“If a product is faulty, customers are legally entitled to a repair or a replacement under the Australian consumer law, and sometimes even a refund,” the ACCC said.
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06.20.18

Apple slapped with $6.7m fine

BY Sputnik < 1 MINUTE READ

The Australian federal court fined US tech giant Apple $6.7 million for telling some Australian iPad and iPhone owners that their faulty devices could not be fixed because they had previously been repaired by a third party in a breach of Australian consumer law, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said yesterday.

According to the ACCC, the action against Apple US and Apple Pty Ltd (Apple Australia) was taken following an investigation of complaints relating to so-called error 53, which disabled some iPhones and iPads. 
“If a product is faulty, customers are legally entitled to a repair or a replacement under the Australian consumer law, and sometimes even a refund,” the ACCC said.
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02.14.18

R238m lost in cyberattacks in Russia

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Russian banks were hit by 11 cyberattacks involving the Cobalt Strike software in 2017, with the amount of losses estimated at 1.156 billion roubles (R238million), deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia Dmitry Skobelkin said yesterday. 

“In 2017, we registered at least 21 waves of Cobalt Strike attacks. Over 240 banks were targeted by the attack, with 11 of them being successful attacks,” Skobelkin said at the Ural Forum on information security in the financial sector, specifying the sum of the losses. 
He said that eight out of the targeted 11 banks consulted with the Financial Sector Computer Emergency Response Team, a cyberattacks response and monitoring centre of the Central Bank. 
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