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SpyEye bank hacking ‘mastermind’ pleads guilty

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A Russian programmer accused of creating one of the most widely used bank account hacking tool kits has pleaded guilty to a related charge in the US. It is alleged that Aleksandr Panin developed SpyEye, Trojan malware that uses a variety of techniques to siphon off victims’ savings. Panin has pleaded guilty… Read more »

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Patients notified after paper records stolen from US hospital

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A Hospital and Medical centre in Hartford, Connecticut, has notified 858 patients of a data breach after their paper records were stolen from the car of a member of staff. The theft took place on December 27th 2013. In a statement, the hospital identified the physician as Bindu Vanapalli, M.D.,… Read more »

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US and Brit spies gain access to personal data from Angry Birds app

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US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says. The popular mobile app has been downloaded 1.7 millions times. A National Security Agency (NSA) document shows location, websites visited and contacts are among the data targeted… Read more »

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US Craft Store Michaels latest large retailer to be hacked

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Another major US retailer may have been the victim of a data breach aimed at customers’ debit and credit cards. After major US retailer Target found themselves under fire for compromising 40m payment cards in December, as well as the subsequent revelation in mid-January that the personal information of 70m customers… Read more »

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EE broadband box poses security risk

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Remote access poses a threat to EE’s broadband internet connection. The Network provider will push out an emergency upgrade to its broadband customers after a security flaw was discovered by a UK researcher. The problem affects customers who have either the Brightbox 1 or 2 router in their homes. EE… Read more »

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Microsoft fall victim to another hack attack

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A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same hacking group. The Microsoft Office blog had just been redesigned before it was targeted by the hackers who posted a screenshot of their work… Read more »

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Millions of password and emails stolen in Germany

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The Federal Office for Security said criminals had infected computers with software which allowed them to gather email addresses and account passwords of an estimated 16m users in Germany. This scale of attack is equivalent to a fifth of the German population being at risk from hacking. Germany’s security agency… Read more »

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20m South Koreans have credit card data stolen and sold to marketing firms

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An IT worker copied and stole data from the Korea Credit Bureau and sold the information to marketing companies. The names, social security numbers and credit card details of 20 million South Koreans were copied by the IT worker on to a USB stick. The scale of the theft became apparent after… Read more »

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Bitcoin storage service launched in London

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A Bitcoin storage service that is insured against the loss and theft of the digital currency has launched in London. Elliptic Vault uses “deep cold storage”, where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location. The copies are accessible only via a hanful of Elliptic’s… Read more »

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Yahoo ads targeted in malware attack

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Yahoo have confirmed that their malware attack is far greater than they initially suspected. The malware ad attacks were then said to have occurred during December 31, 2013 – January 3, 2014 and were only affecting European customers. But Yahoo on Friday revealed the attack actually took place between December 27,… Read more »

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