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Hackers access images of children in Vtech attack

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Hong Kong toy company Vtech has fallen victim to a hack attack which allowed the perpetrators to obtain images of customers’ children and also family addresses. Vtech have confirmed that as many as five million customers have been affected. Many Vtech products have cameras allowing the potential access to pictures… Read more »

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Wetherspoons website hit by small-scale hack attack

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Pub chain JD Wetherspoons has revealed that it has been the victim of a data hack and that card information from around 100 customers has been stolen. The company has described the breach as small-scale and stated that the data taken is not comprehensive enough to allow customer bank accounts… Read more »

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Profiling employees for cyber habits good predictor of risk

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The University of Adelaide’s Business School has suggested in recent research that businesses should better understand the computer profile of their employees as certain behaviours may indicate a propensity to a greater risk of cyber security issues. This profiling is not necessarily about intended security breaches, but about lax behaviour… Read more »

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Confidential prisoner conversations allegedly recorded by Securus

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It has been alleged that thousands of phone calls made by prisoners have been recorded by Securus, the phone company responsible for providing telephony within US penal institutions. It is believed that this confidential data was stolen by a hacker covering a period from the end of December 2011 until… Read more »

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Anonymous launches campaign against IS

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Although hacker group Anonymous occasionally provides light relief in the world of internet security, it has recently taken up a more serious and combative tone. Following the recent terrorist atrocity in Paris, the group now has ISIS very firmly in its sights, launching a retribution campaign called Operation Paris. Anonymous… Read more »

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Charges brought in massive US financial hacking

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US prosecutors have brought charges against three men following a sustained hack attack, probably the largest in US history, over a three year period spanning 2012 to 2015. One of the alleged culprits is American Joshua Aaron and the remaining two are Israeli, Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein. A fourth… Read more »

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TalkTalk share price falls, but CEO maintains it will rally

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Shares for the troubled communications firm TalkTalk have fallen by 20% following recent news that their systems had been hacked and customer data stolen. TalkTalk’s Chief Executive Dido Harding has issued a robust statement maintaining that the company and its share values will recover in the longer term, and already… Read more »

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Remote access ruse latest cyber fraud development

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The latest development in cyber attacks has been revealed by a group called Financial Fraud Action, an organisation set up by the financial services industry. This new crime occurs when fraudsters trick companies into allowing them remote access to their systems and persuade employees to transfer large sums of money… Read more »

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Swiss email firm pays cyber ransom, attacks continue

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Protonmail, an email firm located in Switzerland, has reputedly paid a figure in excess of £3,600 to prevent cyber criminals from flooding its site with data, but attacks continue to cripple the company. The company was warned ahead of the initial distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack when a demand… Read more »

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