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Hackers spark Facebook alert

HACKERS are targeting 400 million Facebook users in an attempt to steal banking passwords.

Sophisticated fake emails inform registered users that their passwords on their Facebook account have been reset and ask them to click on an attachment to obtain new login information.

Antivirus company McAfee said that if the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a programme that steals passwords.

McAfee has estimated that hackers sent out tens of millions of spam emails across Europe, the United States and Asia since the campaign began last Tuesday.

TG4 shakes up online player

TG4 has relaunched its online player service with improved picture quality, bringing Irish television to a global audience.

The Irish language station is due to officially unveil the service at the weekend.

TG4 has offered a catch-up service since 2003, five years earlier than the BBC's version and six years before RTE's.

This third version of the service is powered by TeliaSonera International Carrier's Media Distribution Service.

TG4's live and catch-up service has logged some two million downloads over the past year.

IN&M shares climb by 20pc

SHARES in Independent News & Media increased by more than 20pc over the course of last week after the 2009 results were presented.

There was positive movement in the media group following the news that the media group had successfully negotiated the sale of its UK titles to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev.

Analysts said the agreement was very favourable for INM, allowing it to focus on its profitable markets.

Cowen joins the Twitterers

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen is due to follow in the footsteps of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President Barack Obama and start writing on Twitter.

The Taoiseach is preparing to create his own blog and enter succinct tweet updates on Twitter.