San Francisco police’s private data leaked

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Hackers have launched another attack on a transport agency that cut off mobile phone services at San Francisco stations last week to prevent protests. BBC News reports that hacking group Anonymous announced on Twitter that the private data of 102 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers had been leaked…. Read more »

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Hacktivism creating ‘chaos and change’

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McAfee has cited the explosion of hacktivism, the evolution of mobile attacks and the continuing growth in unique malware samples as the top security trends of the past three months, according to a v3 report. The security space saw ‘chaos and change’, after groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec drew… Read more »

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Kids app developer forced to pay $50k

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It’s no secret that privacy law hasn’t quite caught up with the times. But according to paidContent.org, there’s one area where privacy law is perfectly clear – when it involves kids. In a recent ruling in the US, developer Broken Thumbs Apps has been ordered to pay $50k for violating… Read more »

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Apple sued in Korea over iPhone location data

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More that 27,000 Korean iPhone owners are suing Apple over the location tracking function in the phone which they describe as a violation of privacy. Each member of the group is suing for one million won (£568) in damages. If forced to pay out, the lawsuit will cost Apple £15.8… Read more »

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Hacker group defaces Blackberry blog

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To many, BlackBerry is just doing its part in helping to capture some of the hundreds of vandals and looters who attacked shops across Britain last week by handing over information recorded on BlackBerry Messenger. To hacker group TeaMp0isoN, however, it’s a different story. The group recently defaced Blackberry’s blog… Read more »

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Facebook facial recognition function under fire

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Facebook’s new(ish) tool to help speed up the tedious process of “tagging” photos has recently come under attack by the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (DPA). The facial recognition software is said to be in violation of German and EU privacy laws as it harvests biometric data. Facebook says that it… Read more »

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Facebook to be next victim, declares Anonymous

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In a recent YouTube video, hacker group Anonymous announced that Facebook would be its next big victim. In the video, the group threatens an attack on November 5th, Guy Faulk’s Day in the UK, in order to bring down the large, allegedly privacy-breaching, social networking site. Encouraging viewers to join… Read more »

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China accused of massive international hacking operation

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China has been accused of mounting a five-year hacking operation that stole industrial and national secrets on an unprecedented scale, after an investigation by a leading Internet group uncovered a huge international security breach, says a report in The Daily Telegraph. More than 70 organisations, including the UN, the International… Read more »

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E-commerce flaw linked to thefts

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More details have emerged of an e-commerce software flaw linked to the theft of credit card information from numerous websites. The Register reports that a security flaw in osCommerce, an open source e-commerce package, created a means for criminals to compromise 90k web pages with redirection scripts that ultimately directed… Read more »

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Angry Birds developers undergo patent-infringement claims

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Have you ever played Angry Birds? You would remember… the multi-coloured haze that washes over you and the onset of an obsessive need to dive bomb tyrannical pigs. The addictive app has been downloaded over 200 million times worldwide. But now the company that created the game is being sued… Read more »

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