IoT botnets unearthed, a signal of what is to come, Android malware that steals identity information hits millions while Android malware is also surging, police forces across the world are struggling to deal with the criminal activities on the dark web, another bank is hit in a Swift hack and more.
A documentary set to be released on July 9 at the cinema charts the development of the Stuxnet virus which crippled an Iranian nuclear reactor. It asks the question whether the silent cyber warfare that is currently taking place could lead to devastating real-world consequences such as triggering a global conflict.
iTunes lovers are targeted by fraudsters, is Adobe Flash going to stutter along for much longer, IT worker arrested in possible Panama Papers leak, ‘evil’ Santa ransomware emerges from cyber grotto, Acer hacked for one year but it’s just letting on now, New York is taken down in a massive (fictional) hack, Tor takes on the FBI and much more.
Business network LinkedIn has mailed its 400 million users about the sale of sensitive customer information which was recently put up for sale on the dark web. It hasn’t said sorry (ask the lawyers why) but it is offering advice on what its users can do to protect their accounts. Meanwhile the fall-out from the LinkedIn data sale continues to make ever growing waves. Social network platform Reddit said it has seen an increasing number of its member’s accounts taken over by other people which it believes stems from the LinkedIn data loss – some people who have accounts with both services use the same password making it easy for users of the stolen LinkedIn data to also access Reddit accounts.
The latest news from the world of cyber skulduggery from LinkedIn passwords for sale, the re-emergence of ATM malware, fears in the US about banking and shopping online and even real live pirates swinging from the rigging to descend on precious cargo identified by hacking a shipping company’s systems. You can also learn how to simply set a password that takes hundreds of years to crack. There’s a bit more too.
As more high profile celeb photo hacks hit the headlines, the mother of One Direction, Harry Styles and singing sensation Adele, it’s a timely reminder that we all need to keep a careful eye on our personal mobile data. It actually quite simple to toughen up security around iCloud and Android devices – and here’s how.
The Internet of Things is more than just a wave of hype – it’s already here thanks to smart TVs, automated heating systems and a wide range of other connected devices. And it’s only going to get bigger as more everyday items connect to the internet. But what does it mean for every day users?
Check this infographic to find out.
Identity theft is surging as Financial Fraud UK releases new figures outlining the scale of losses in 2015. It’s a growing problem, but one that can be successfully addressed if we accept that companies will be hacked, our data will be lost and we, as individuals, also need to take steps to protect ourselves.
The Internet of Things is beginning to take off and so are the vulnerabilities as the head of the US intelligence services and Israel’s prime minister warn. There’s also the curious case of Samsung smart TVs recording your conversations, a website that is openly selling stolen personal information, the UK tax man being hacked and hacks targeting Amazon and WordPress users that you need to be aware of. The FBI are also moving in on online predators all over the world, UK shrinks are a hit with ransomware and a US hacker gets two years despite his ‘I’m really really sorry’ pleading. Haven’t we heard that before?
Banking Trojans target UK users, lots of dosh lifted by hackers and it barely raises a whimper in the mainstream media, potential problems for Asda online stores as the Walmart-owned company ignores information on vulnerability and a lot more including four million UK Facebook users posting their full address on the social network platform and the UK government thrashing around for voluntary cyber-security experts. Mmm.