Today’s Tech: Apple iWatch latest, Samsung Galaxy Fame UK release, and Europol foils major cybercrime network

Today’s Tech: Apple iWatch latest, Samsung Galaxy Fame UK release, and Europol foils major cybercrime network

It won’t come as a massive surprise that the technology world is awash with speculation regarding Apple’s product roadmap. Most recently, the iconic US manufacturer has been linked with the development of a smart watch that shifts core smartphone functionality – like communications, navigation, and mobile payments – from your pocket to your wrist. The ‘iWatch,’ as the mythical device has been dubbed, is apparently already undergoing testing, but what if it doesn’t come to fruition? Click on for our iRoundup of potential new Apple products.

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fame at the beginning of February, it was widely speculated that the new youth-oriented handset would begin its descent into European markets after strutting its stuff on the MWC catwalk later this month. Those predictions look increasingly likely to be realised, after network provider Three announced that the Galaxy Fame will be added to its smartphone lineup “soon.” 

Spanish authorities and the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol have broken up a highly profitable cybercrime network that extorted money through convincing ransomware. Deployed by an 11-strong criminal gang, the ransomware used in the operation came in 48 different variants, each time posing as a message from the police accusing the victim of visiting illegal websites containing child abuse material or file sharing facilities, and demanding a fine was paid for the offence. It is thought millions of euros were accumulated from the scam with the number of victims reaching the thousands. Follow the link for the full tale.

Jawbone is the latest in a string of companies to fall victim to a hack leaving consumers’ personal details vulnerable. The breach affected customers of the gadget firm’s MyTALK service, which allows users to access features like updates and apps to personalise their headsets or speakers. Jawbone emailed affected customers and explained that names, email addresses and encrypted versions of passwords had been compromised. Read on to find out details about the breach and how to proceed if you were so unlucky as to have been affected.

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