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Hackers hijack over 162,000 Wordpress websites

Turned them into DDoS attack tools via criminal botnets

Tue Mar 11 2014, 15:42

Malware samples tripled in 2013 as point-of-sale attacks boomed

Criminals are constantly developing new ways to bypass defences

Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:27

Europol’s cybercrime chief probably does not use free WiFi

Reckons it is rife with security issues

Fri Mar 07 2014, 09:32

Bitcoin mining botnets and Windows XP threats are booming

Dell Sonicwall says there are 10 malware infections for every person on the planet

Thu Mar 06 2014, 12:04

Netflix lets backend get hacked to explore future features

But there's bad guys looking to take advantage of the service, too

Fri Feb 28 2014, 16:53

EPSRC hands £3m to researchers to fight malicious Android apps

Two university research teams join with McAfee to fight app attackers

Fri Feb 28 2014, 11:31

Nokia is accused of leaking Finnish data to the US

Lumia phones and Windows Phone implicated

Tue Feb 25 2014, 12:30

Tinder flaw left users vulnerable to location hacks for over three months

Took the dating app company from October to January to recognise and fix the bug

Thu Feb 20 2014, 17:07

Zeus banking Trojan is back with another variant, ZeusVM

Uses images as a decoy to steal personal information

Wed Feb 19 2014, 12:22

Linksys router users are hit by 'The Moon' worm

Updated Turning off Remote Management Access and rebooting the router will fix the bug

Fri Feb 14 2014, 16:47

UK is lagging behind the US in cyber security readiness

Only 17 percent of UK technology businesses see cyber crime as a threat

Thu Feb 13 2014, 12:13

Cloudflare fights off a huge DDoS attack

Powerful clock cannon aimed at US and EU

Tue Feb 11 2014, 13:33

Malicious Android apps hit the 10 million mark

200,000 samples of malware found at Google Play store and other sources

Mon Feb 10 2014, 14:13

Target hackers got in through an air conditioning outfit

Firm claims US retailer was only firm affected by the breach

Fri Feb 07 2014, 12:37

GCHQ spies hit Anonymous and Lulzsec hackers with DDoS atacks

According to Snowden's latest NSA files

Wed Feb 05 2014, 13:31

German hacker group the CCC files a lawsuit against the government

Chaos Computer Club calls Snowden as a witness

Mon Feb 03 2014, 16:27

Github bug bounty programme offers up to $5,000 in rewards for hackers

Cash for spotting security vulnerabilities

Fri Jan 31 2014, 14:46

Cebit: ​Microsoft warns of chilling fridge hacking threat as Internet of Things booms

Microsoft chief says IoT needs its own security policy

Tue Mar 11 2014, 14:28

Microsoft will issue the penultimate patch for Windows XP in March Patch Tuesday

Including two critical bulletins, one of which patches a vulnerability in IE

Fri Mar 07 2014, 17:10

Hacked retailer Target parts with its CIO

Likely with a bootmark on her backside

Thu Mar 06 2014, 15:37

The Ukraine crisis is not yet a cyber war, says Intel Security chief

But will be if the countries' governments and critical infrastructure are targeted

Wed Mar 05 2014, 16:42

How to foil the NSA and GCHQ with strong encryption

Column Now is the time to secure your communications

Fri Feb 28 2014, 16:05

$50,000 Twitter name @N goes back to its original owner

Naoki Hiroshima #happyagain

Wed Feb 26 2014, 15:05

Deutsche Telekom to launch post-Snowden smartphone encryption app

Will lock voice and text messages away from snooping spooks

Tue Feb 25 2014, 09:55

Hackers are switching to chargeware scams to steal from mobile users

Lookout warns that 20 percent of all chargeware is targeting the UK

Thu Feb 20 2014, 14:04

Microsoft spots patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability

Update now if you're running version 12.0.0.43 or earlier

Tue Feb 18 2014, 12:35

Millions in Bitcoins were pinched from the Silk Road

Petition calls for a response from the government

Fri Feb 14 2014, 16:08

Snapchat users hit by a fruity attack

Updated Lots of images of smoothies are being sent from compromised user accounts

Wed Feb 12 2014, 17:08

Microsoft rolls out two critical Windows XP updates on Patch Tuesday

Adds two-factor authentication to Office 365

Tue Feb 11 2014, 11:03

iPhone users exposed to denial of service attacks through Snapchat vulnerability

Can send spam to 4.6 million leaked accounts in less than one hour

Mon Feb 10 2014, 13:18

CEX and Cash Converters are selling smartphones containing users' personal data

UK pawnbrokers are failing to wipe mobiles before re-selling them

Fri Feb 07 2014, 10:31

Java botnet hits Mac, Linux and Windows machines

Makes infected systems unknowingly launch DDoS attacks

Tue Feb 04 2014, 16:45

Superbowl security command centre broadcast a passcode on the telly

Everything is locked down and secure, except the security command centre

Mon Feb 03 2014, 15:12

David Cameron takes snooping lessons from the telly

Please, someone schedule 1984

Fri Jan 31 2014, 12:16

Twitter fixes 'rare' bug that opened protected tweets to all

It was known since November, but took just four hours to fix

Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:46

Edward Snowden testifies to the European Parliament about the NSA

Can spy on anyone, anywhere

Fri Mar 07 2014, 13:56

Malwarebytes updates its mobile app to protect Android users from rising ad threats

Aggressive ads on Android are exploiting people to make money

Thu Mar 06 2014, 13:33

Android accounted for 97 percent of all malicious mobile activity in 2013

Main distribution method is by shady apps downloaded via third-party app stores

Wed Mar 05 2014, 13:05

UK’s Lauri Love charged in US, faces 12 years for hacking

Accused of taking and sharing Federal Reserve documents

Fri Feb 28 2014, 11:55

Zombie WiFi hotspots set to terrorise populated areas

Airborne virus lurks in unprotected access points, spreads like the common cold

Wed Feb 26 2014, 13:45

Adobe issues yet another emergency Flash Player patch for Windows, Mac and Linux

Targeted attack campaign uses a zero-day exploit

Fri Feb 21 2014, 11:16

Belkin fixes home fire and blackout vulnerabilities in its Wemo systems

Update firmware now to prevent hacking

Wed Feb 19 2014, 13:57

Kickstarter breach blags users' details, encrypted passwords

A kick in the starters

Mon Feb 17 2014, 09:50

Blaggers part Tesco users from Clubcard points

Only 10 punters affected, supermarket claims

Fri Feb 14 2014, 11:48

Two more Bitcoin exchanges hit by DDoS attacks

Both exchanges suspend processing but say no funds have been lost or are at risk

Wed Feb 12 2014, 12:37

Trojan steals Bitcoins from Mac OS X users

Disguised as an app, it spies on web traffic to steal login credentials

Mon Feb 10 2014, 17:09

Barclays customer data pinched by blaggers

Passed to shady salespeople

Mon Feb 10 2014, 09:39

Syrian Electronic Army puts its stamp on Mark Monitor

Draws Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon into its web

Thu Feb 06 2014, 12:53

Yahoo tops the table for NSA snooping requests

The super snooper premier league results are out

Tue Feb 04 2014, 12:21

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Paypal and eBay websites

Protesting payments embargoes

Mon Feb 03 2014, 09:37
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