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The entire internet could be hacked… seriously

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Both Google and the software firm Red Hat have independently discovered a flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), a vulnerability that is part of a universally used code which could spread havoc far and wide across the internet. The weak spot works by tricking browsers into looking up… Read more »

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Voip phones at risk

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Security analysts have demonstrated that it is possible to access Voip (voice-over-internet-protocol) phones, and they have been able to listen to calls and even manipulate the system to dial expensive premium rate numbers. Access was apparently gained via default passwords but the manufacturer in question, Snom, has said the research… Read more »

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Website building service Moonfruit taken down by DDoS attack

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Moonfruit, a website that helps users design and build their own websites, has been the victim of an attack on its main servers by a group called the Armada Collective. The Armada Collective overloaded Moonfruit’s servers with illegal traffic on December 10th, effectively creating a distributed denial of service (DDoS)… Read more »

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European Parliament to review EU-wide rules on cyber security

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MEPs are proposing new regulations under which some organisations will have to reveal any breaches to their cyber security. Additionally, these new rules will set out a minimum standard of protection which must be in place to protect customer data and this could apply to a wide range of organisations,… 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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Many medical devices exposed to hacking

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By creating fake devices which they used to lure hackers, researchers have revealed that medical machines such as MRI scanners may be vulnerable to security breaches. The researchers sourced these vulnerabilities via a search engine called Shodan which has been specifically created to look for devices which connect to the… Read more »

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Surveillance firm loses powerful code to hackers

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Data leaked from the Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team has been snatched by cyber criminals and put to work in several exploit kits. The leak from the company, which it internally declared “the most beautiful Flash bug for the last four years”, contained key surveillance software code which hackers have… Read more »

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UK cybercrime raids result in 56 arrests

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Dozens of cyber criminals have been detained after the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) launched a “strike week” across the country. The raids were coordinated between the NCA, Metropolitan police, and regional organised crime squads. The arrests targeted a variety of cyber criminals, from hackers and fraudsters to virus-writers and… Read more »

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