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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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USB sticks used to rob from cash machines

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Researchers have revealed how cyber criminals cut holes into cash machines in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs. Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank’s cash dispensers were presented at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The thefts came to… Read more »

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Natwest hit by cyber attack days after RBS tech-meltdown

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Less than a week after a major computer failure which left RBS and Natwest customers without access to their online accounts and unable to use cash points, Natwest suffered another disruption on Friday from 11:30am. The RBS group – which includes RBS, Natwest and Ulster bank said that Natwest was… 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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NCA arrest UK man for hacking US military and government networks

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A 28-year-old British man from Suffolk has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the US army and US government networks. The National Crime Agency [NCA] arrested the man under the Computer Misuse Act as he is suspected of “network intrusion offences.” v3 reports that the head of the NCA’S… Read more »

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Cyber crime chief warns dark web ‘will evolve’

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The UK’s cyber crime chief has warned that the “dark web” services used by criminals will continue to evolve in an attempt to evade authorities. Last week, notorious drugs market place the Silk Road was shut down after a lengthy investigation. Andy Archibald, interim head of the National Cyber Crime Unit… 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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Two million customers affected in Vodafone Germany hack attack

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Two million customers of Vodafone Germany have had some of their personal details compromised in a sophisticated server hack at the company. Having taken place deep within the IT infrastructure of the company, Vodafone has said that the attack could have only been “carried out with high criminal intent and… Read more »

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NYTimes.com goes offline following cyber attack

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The New York Times has said that it has suffered a “malicious external attack” sending its website down for the second time in just a few weeks. The previous incident, which took place on August 14th, was caused by a technical problem. The BBC reports that investigators believe the attack… Read more »

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California escrow firm closes after detrimental cyberheist

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Efficient Services Escrow Group, a Huntington Beach-based escrow firm has been forced to close its doors and lay off its entire staff after hackers fraudulently wired funds on three separate occasions, stealing approximately $1.5m from the company. The first attack took place in December 2012 when nearly half a million… Read more »

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