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Online firm Touchnote latest victim of internet hacking

The stolen details include customer names and email addresses Credit: PA

App-maker Touchnote has become the latest victim of internet hacking.

The online company, which has an app that lets people turn photos on their mobiles into postcards, said it had been targeted by criminals and some customer data had been stolen.

The stolen details include customer names, email addresses and postal addresses, while there were also "some recorded instances of dates of birth being accessed", the company said.

The news comes just after TalkTalk announced the details of 156,959 customers and 15,656 bank account numbers were accessed in last month's cyber attack.

'Hundreds of thousands' sign up to Ashley Madison website

People flock to the infidelity dating site, even after hackers leaked details of millions of users. Credit: PA

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients, the parent company Avid Life said today.

Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated. Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing."

– Statement from Avid Life

Earlier this month, hackers released Ashley Madison customer data after demanding the site be shut down. A second data dump contained thousands of emails and other company documents.

The company also hit back at reports that the site had few genuine female users, saying internal data released by hackers had been analysed incorrectly.

"Last week alone, women sent more than 2.8 million messages within our platform," Avid Life said, adding that 87,596 women had also signed up for Ashley Madison last week.

On Friday Chief Executive Officer Noel Biderman had left the company by mutual agreement.


US Army website taken down after hack

The US Army was forced to take down its website after it was hacked. Credit: Reuters

Hackers have forced the US Army to take down its website after it was targeted in a cyber attack.

The Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad group has claimed responsibility for the hack.

On its Twitter page the group said it had posted several propaganda messages on the site.

After this came to our attention, the Army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of Army data by taking down the website temporarily.

– Army Brigadier General Malcolm Frost

Sadie Frost: 'I couldn't trust my closest friends'

Sadie Frost has admitted that she was relieved she wasn't going mad, after she first heard that her phones had been hacked by Trinity Mirror newspapers.

The actor and businesswoman said that she had lost trust in her closest friends and family, and was in a "very lonely place"

She said: "When I found out I was hacked, things began to make sense."

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