The hackers probably targeted YouTube because the platform is so popular, Trend Micro said in a Friday blog post. In this case, the mining scripts in the YouTube scheme were configured to siphon 80 percent of the PC's computing power, Trend Micro said.
But an investigation by BuzzFeed News reveals that these seemingly separate apps and companies are today part of a massive, sophisticated digital advertising fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites connected to a network of front and shell companies in Cyprus, Malta, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Bulgaria, and elsewhere.
Anti-bullying activists argue that the database, which part of the national government’s anti-bullying campaign, will help teachers to identify potential student problems and prevent bullying. Wallace High has set up a pilot scheme in which notes on pupils are distilled into mini data packages that are then circulated to teachers.