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CryptoLocker holds users to ransom for their personal files

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A ransomware device named CryptoLocker encrypts users personal files and demands money for them to be unlocked. Whilst ransomware is not a new tactic in the cyber criminal world is has seen a stark resurgence in recent weeks. What’s more, while you will no longer be able open, read or… Read more »

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Hackers steal 376,000 credit card details from Irish firm LoyaltyBuild

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The Irish loyalty programme firm, Loyaltybuild have been hit by a hack attack which saw the loss of 376,000 customer full credit card details. According to investigatory results by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), credit card and – contrary to all payment storage rules – CVV details… Read more »

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McAfee warns of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

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Phishing attacks are designed to dupe users into revealing credit-card numbers or other confidential data by delivering fake links or attachments in emails and messages on social media sites. Leading internet security firm McAfee warned earlier this month that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of Obamacare… Read more »

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Webcam hackers pose serious threat to unsuspecting users

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Shocking new statistics have emerged from anti-online bullying and harassment foundation, the Cybersmile Foundation, relating to the amount of complaints regarding webcam hackers. Shockingly, there is a growing trend in peadophile hackers tracking down their victims using special search engine and then accessing their webcams remotely.They exploit computer viruses which can grant… Read more »

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Whatsapp encryption flaw poses security risk for users

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It has been revealed that popular cross-platform IM service WhatsApp is flawed. A Dutch researcher claims that the company has not thought out its encryption solution as well as they should have and that users should be aware that their WhatsApp messages could be easily decrypted by attackers. WhatsApp allows… Read more »

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China suffers ‘largest ever’ cyber hack attack

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Matthew Prince, the chief executive of CloudFlare, a company that provides Web performance and security services for more than a million websites, said China saw a 32% drop in Internet traffic for domains in the company’s network during a lengthy two-hour cyber attack. The Beijing government is calling it the… Read more »

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2.9 million customers affected in Adobe cyber attack

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Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen in a sophisticated cyber attack on its website. However, Adobe’s chief security officer has confirmed that based on investigative findings to date, Adobe are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this… Read more »

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4 million social security numbers stolen in Chicago

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Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July… Read more »

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