Weekly News Highlights | Reddit falls victim to cyberattack, Google AI makes a costly mistake, Valentine's scams run amok

February 13th

Reddit falls victim to a sophisticated cyber attack

Reddit have announced in a statement that they had fallen victim to a cyber attack in early February.

They state that while hackers accessed" internal documents, code, as well as some internal dashboards and business systems", there is no evidence to suggest that user passwords or any other information had been compromised.

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Google's new AI bot makes an expensive error

With the AI race well and truly on, Google recently unveiled their AI bot offering, Bard. However, in the advert designed to show off Bard, it shows the bot incorrectly answering a query. An AI bot answering a query incorrectly is nothing new, but when you're trying to demonstrate your technology to the world, it's best to get the facts straight.

Bard's mistake was quickly noticed causing share prices to tumble which ultimately removed $100 billion off the market value of Google's parent company, Alphabet.

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Valentine's Day scams run amok

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and love is in the air, unfortunately love isn't the only thing that thrives around Valentine's... take your mind out of the gutter, we're talking about cyber crime!

Experts have warned that Valentine's Day is the peak season for online romance scams, a growing industry that raked in $1.3 billion last year in the US according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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