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Hackers damage German factory

An online attack on a German steelworks caused massive damage to the infrastructure, according to reports.

Rackspace knocked offline by huge DDoS attack

Hosting and managed cloud provider Rackspace has been taken offline for more than 12 hours by a massive DDoS attack.

Tor Network warns of potential attack

Is the Tor Network about to be knocked offline? Insiders certainly seem to think so as intelligence of a credible threat against the network’s relays has been received. Is this a genuine threat to the Tor Network’s ability to function?

Yik Yak – what security-conscious users need to know

It’s billed as the hottest new messaging app on the planet, and it’s rocketed into the top ten in the U.S. in just a year. But how safe are you on Yik Yak?

North Korea falls off the internet – is the United States to blame?

Barack Obama promises that the United States will respond to the Sony hack, and North Korea drops off the internet. Is there a connection?

The Sony Pictures Hack: 5 short sharp lessons we all can learn

The recent hacking of Sony Pictures offers valuable lessons in cybersecurity from which every company and consumer can learn.

UK Broadband ISPs hijacking browsers to push porn blocks

A host of UK broadband providers are hijacking people’s browsers mid-session to force them into making decisions on adult content filters.

Win32/Virlock: First Self-Reproducing Ransomware is also a Shape Shifter

Win32/VirLock is ransomware that locks victims’ screens but also acts as parasitic virus, infecting existing files on their computers. The virus is also polymorphic, which makes it an interesting piece of malware to analyze. This is the first time such combination of malware features has been observed.

Madonna thinks her computer was hacked

Turns out that the Material Girl has had her material stolen, and she’s blaming hackers!

Even skateboards can be hacked

It seems even the humble skateboard isn’t immune to hacking, as The Register reports that the ‘Boosted’ brand of electric skateboards has been hacked by a pair of hackers.

Mobile security: flaw allows hackers to read texts and listen to calls

Hackers can eavesdrop on your phone calls and text messages even with cell networks using “the most advanced encryption available” according to The Washington Post.

UK Office of Communications reveals nature of recent cyberattacks

A Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Office of Communications has revealed exactly how persistent hackers are at attacking government departments in the country.

Target breach 12 months on: a year of lessons learned

The Target hack that was revealed one year ago today brought new levels of awareness to the problem of cybercrime. Today we review the case and its impact. To go straight to the lessons learned, click here. The Big One: Target “Nationwide retail giant Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer

ICANN computers compromised by hackers

The nonprofit organization that looks after name and internet domains has been hit by a spear phishing hack that has compromised company data, reports The Register.

Uber considers biometrics in bid to improve safety

The ride-sharing app Uber has unveiled new security plans to screen drivers, helping ensure passenger safety, Engadget reports.

Cybercrime Trends & Predictions for 2015

As regular readers will know, every year we publish our predictions on cybercrime attacks for the year ahead. Well, our South American research team has spent the last few weeks putting together our predictions for 2015.

Webcam security – how to lock down the cameras in your home

Our tips will help you hacker-proof anything from baby monitors to surveillance cameras – and keep your home private.

Dutch University unveils ‘fraud proof’ credit card concept

A Dutch university has reportedly made great steps towards making the dream of a ‘fraud-proof’ credit card a reality by utilizing quantum physics.

Delta Airlines security flaw exposes passengers’ boarding passes

A vulnerability at Delta Airlines which allowed customers to view any other passengers’ electronic boarding passes has been fixed, reports Ubergizmo.

2014 Security Lessons: Making 2015 More Secure

A few days ago, I gave a webinar titled Make 2015 More Secure: Lessons from 2014, which was a follow-up to the 2014 Mid-Year Threat Report webinar from this summer.

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