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Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

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A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security – a US firm specializing in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the “largest data breach known to date”. It claimed the stolen information came from… Read more »

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World’s biggest cybercrime gang steals millions with botnet

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Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345” and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than a million computers and is now wanted by the FBI. The charges came as authorities seized control of a botnet used to steal personal and financial data. Millions of users have… Read more »

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Oil company hacked via online lunch menu

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Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company, hackers infected the online menu of a Chinese restaurant that was popular with employees. When the workers browsed the menu, they inadvertently downloaded code that gave the attackers a foothold in the business’s vast computer network. So are hackers… Read more »

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Smartphones prime target for hackers

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Cybersecurity analysts say nefarious forces are increasingly turning their attention to the most personal computer you own, the one you carry everywhere and trust with some of your most sensitive secrets – your smartphone. “Over the last two years or so, we have seen a huge influx” in the number… 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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Millions of usernames and numbers stolen from Snapchat

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January 1st 2014 saw an unidentified hacker unveiled a database of 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and numbers. The database has since been taken down and users have been reassured that there aren’t many malicious threats posed by someone accessing your Snapchat details. However, this case does highlight the vulnerability of… Read more »

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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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