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550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donor details leaked

The personal details of 550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donors have been leaked in an event being described as Australia’s largest ever security breach.

International Internet Day: A great network targeted by cybercriminals

As the world celebrates International Internet Day, we take a look at how cybercriminal activity has evolved online.

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Election hacking FAQ: 2016 US presidential election edition

Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher at ESET answers the 10 most frequently asked questions on election hacking.

Webcam security: Understanding this modern day threat

Who would have thought that webcams could be exploited? Well, they can, and so serious is the issue, that it has the likes of Mark Zuckerberg covering them with up with tape.

The Hive Mind: When IoT devices go rogue

IoT devices, while extremely useful for simplifying various mundane aspects of everyday life, also offer criminals a new attack platform: your appliances.

Lifting the lid on Sednit: A closer look at the software it uses

ESET’s threat analysts have taken a closer look at the software used by Sednit to spy on its targets and steal confidential information.

Webcam firm recalls hackable devices after mighty Mirai botnet attack

Chinese firm says it will recall vulnerable components, but as long as insecure devices continue to be attached to the internet, there will be opportunities for malicious hackers to exploit them and use them for their own ends.

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday October 21st, a series of IoT DDoS attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Stephen Cobb investigates.

Know your enemy: Training can help avoid cybersecurity pitfalls

European Cyber Security Month offers a great opportunity to remind people of some of the practices that can boost their cybersecurity skills.

Cybercriminals target Brazilian routers with default credentials

Criminals are hunting for routers with default credentials and with vulnerabilities in their firmware, with Brazilians the main target.

Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again

A Facebook hoax that has been around since at least 2012 has resurfaced, claiming that private photographs and messages are going to be made public.

New ESET research paper puts Sednit under the microscope

Security researchers at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious and highly experienced Sednit cyberespionage group.

Facebook Messenger’s creepy test of Conversation Topics

Need some more help choosing an inane conversation topic with your online friends? Don’t panic! Facebook appears keen to help you. But is its behaviour bordering on creepy?

At least 15% of home routers are unsecured

Tests show that software vulnerabilities and weak passwords are common in home routers, with up to 15% of them being unsecured.

Consumers still failing to protect themselves against cybercrime

Consumers are failing to appropriately protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime, according to a new survey from Get Safe Online.

Organizations advised to invest in a culture of cybersecurity

A culture of cybersecurity is essential in today’s organizations to help ensure that they are able to successfully fend off cyberattacks.

Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

Demand for information security specialists is growing, and there are many routes to qualification. Do you have the skills to transform cybersecurity?

Vera Bradley alerts customers to data breach

Vera Bradley has notified its customers of a data breach, explaining that it had launched an investigation last month into a “payment card incident”.

Online safety tips for social media and IM fans

Since October is European Cyber Security Month, it is a good time to recap on social media and IM security. These online safety tips will do you well.

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