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INTERPOL uncovers pervasive ASEAN cybersecurity flaws

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A major international cyber taskforce led by INTERPOL’s Cyber Fusion Centre and involving private sector organisations as well as investigators from the major Southeast Asian countries discovered widespread systems failure across the region. This included thousands of malicious Command and Control servers and hundreds of compromised websites – among them… Read more »

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News site’s security breach walk-through

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Online tech newshound Wired.com spends much of its time reporting on other people’s hacks. In a reversal of roles, it recently received a tip-off that its own security might be compromised. Eager to practice what it preaches, Wired immediately put a fix in place, cleared the data from the affected… Read more »

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Beef chow mein with ransomware on the side

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Cyber criminals have been feeding on customers of the Mr Chow Chinese restaurant chain. Exploiting vulnerabilities in Mr Chow’s outdated CMS, the mystery hackers installed Darkleech ransomware on its website and demanded an unpalatable ransom of more than £500 from site visitors whose devices became infected. This is not the… Read more »

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Pentagon invites hackers to try their best (worst)

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So called friendly hackers have been invited to test out the Pentagon’s security systems by hacking into them, a commonly deployed move by commercial organisations keen to find any flaws in their systems before unfriendly hackers get there first. This is part of a growing US government backed move to… 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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Family allows website visitors to remotely control Christmas lights

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A family in Alaska have put their festively decorated home online where visitors are able to remotely control the Christmas lights on the exterior of the house, creating their own light show spectacular. One of the residents of this property in Fairbanks, Alaska, is an IT expert and set up… 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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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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Adele fans notice site bug when purchasing tickets

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Since singer and songwriter Adele announced her new and long-awaited tour for 2016, her first since 2011, fans have been clamouring to purchase tickets. But some have told the BBC that they were able to see the addresses and credit card details of other customers as they made their purchase… 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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