Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, having been employed by companies such as Sophos, McAfee and Dr Solomon’s. He has given talks about computer security for some of the world’s largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.

In 2011 he was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks

British chancellor George Osborne has warned about the spectre of online terrorists attacking national infrastructure, and made some rather bold pronouncements about the UK’s willingness to engage in cyberwarfare to defend itself.

Jail for British DDoS attacker, who said too much on Twitter

Although it’s far from always possible to determine the perpetrators of a denial-of-service attack and bring them to justice, there are plenty of people who have been put behind bars because of this modern-day crime.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

Sooner or later you are going to have to address the Flash problem on your computers.

And there doesn’t seem a better time with a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by an organised hacking gang.

Webcam hacker spent up to 12 hours a day watching his victims

A hacker who used the notorious Blackshades RAT malware to hijack webcams on computers, and secretly watch people engaged in sexual activity, has received a suspended prison sentence.

Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Update Flash now! Adobe releases patch, fixing critical security holes

It’s time to update Flash once again, and don’t forget to reduce the attack surface by enabling “Click to Play”… or uninstall it altogether.

Customers of UK’s Metro Bank targeted by Twitter fraudsters

Be on the lookout for copycat social media accounts which may be attempting to lead your customers astray.

UK’s National Crime Agency hit by DDoS attack, following LizardStresser arrests

Last week, users of Lizard Squad’s DDoS-on-demand service were feeling the heat after arrests were made by UK police. This week, it’s the UK’s National Crime Agency which has found itself the victim of a denial-of-service attack.

LizardStresser: Six people arrested in connection with Lizard Squad’s DDoS attack tool

British police have today announced the arrest of six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to – amongst others – a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.

MumsNet hit by hack, DDoS attack and SWAT

Mumsnet, the phenomenally popular British parenting website, has suffered an attack from hackers which has seen users’ accounts breached, and passwords stolen. And the damage doesn’t end there…

How to stop pervy pics popping up on your iPhone

Don’t be cyber-flashed by a pervert. Make sure that your iOS device’s AirDrop settings are configured properly to protect your eyes from unpleasantness.

20,000 NHS Wales PCs still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.

Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?

Moonpig warns of password breach – but it may be more than their users who are at risk

Moonpig, the online personalised card company, has blocked the accounts of an unspecified number of customers after users’ details were published online.

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has had his data hacked, claims Team Sky

Yellow Jersey wearer targeted by critics who claim he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Aspiring singer jailed for hacking Madonna and stealing unreleased tracks

Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.

433,000 Ford cars to be recalled because of software bug – would you have preferred an internet update?

Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t.

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