Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

British Airways Hacked with Details of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen

If you logged into British Airways’ website any time between 2158 GMT on August 21 and 2045 GMT on September 5 chances are that your personal and financial details are at risk. Recently hackers broke into the servers of British Airways and stole data involving 380,000 bank cards. The airline states that personal and financial details of customers making bookings between Aug 21 and Sep 5 were stolen.

Facebook is making AI that can Identify Offensive Memes

It’s virtually impossible for Facebook’s moderators to look through every image that gets posted on the social networking platform. Therefore, Facebook is an artificial intelligence system to help in moderation. Facebook recently posted an article on its blog, describing its new system called Rosetta. This new AI tool uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos and transcribe it to help Facebook’s machine to ‘read’ the text.

Momo Game: Suicide Cases Reported

In an incident that seems to show the spread of the deadly Momo challenge, a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in Colombia committed suicide after reportedly playing the suicide challenge game. The two kids who died within 48 hours lived in the municipality of Barbosa, in the north-west Colombian area of Santander.

Banks in UAE raise an alert on vishing (voice phishing)

In the recent months, there have been numerous complaints in the UAE of scamsters calling people, posing as agents from banks, to steal their personal information. The technique these criminals use is called vishing (The name is a combination of ‘voice call’ and ‘phishing’, which scamming people via email).

Dubai Teacher’s Child Sex Scandal Reminds us about the Dangers of Online Grooming

This Dubai teacher’s child sex scandal will shock you! William Ball, a music teacher at the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai was arrested recently in Florida on charges of paedophilia. Ball reportedly travelled from Dubai to Florida, to ‘have sex with a seven-year-old girl he had solicited online’.