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Emails and documents leaked during Sony hack released by WikiLeaks

Hundreds and thousands of documents and emails breached during last Christmas’ cyberattack on Sony Pictures have been published on WikiLeaks, reports the BBC.

Data breach bill passes House committee despite concerns

The Data Security and Breach Notification Act has passed The House Energy and Commerce Committee by a vote of 29-22, reports The Hill.

Lawyer claims police placed malware on requested external hard drive

A lawyer in Arkansas is claiming that police planted three different pieces of malware on an external hard drive in a controversial whistleblower case against the police force, reports 5 News Online.

USB Type-C: Could new laptop ports be a malware entry point?

USB Type-C will both charge your laptop battery and offer fast data transfer speeds, but what does this mean for security?

Vulnerability in common hotel routers threatens guest devices

A vulnerability in the Wi-Fi routers used in hundreds of hotels across the world has been uncovered by security researchers, Wired reports.

National Power Grid suffers frequent cyberattacks, says report

The US national power grid is subject to physical or online attacks around once every four days, a report by USA Today reveals.

Your identity has already been stolen, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ subject warns US citizens

The reformed conman that the 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ is based on has told The Times that anyone living in the US or UK has already had their identity stolen.

One hacker per month convicted under UK Computer Misuse Act

The Computer Misuse Act has resulted in an average of just one criminal conviction per month for the past 23 years, according to UK Home Office ministers.

Linux Australia conference database hit by hackers

Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.

Hackers set up Pirate Bay clone to distribute banking trojan

Wordpress sites are being targeted by a Pirate Bay clone set up by hackers to distribute malware and a banking trojan, reports The Next Web.

Obama issues cybersecurity executive order to tackle ‘national emergency’

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing economic sanctions against hackers outside the United States.

Easter Social Media Safety: video guides

Despite the holiday season though, you can’t guarantee that hackers and cybercriminals won’t be on the hunt for weak and vulnerable social media slip ups, so what better time to give a refresher on social media safety than now?

Ships at risk of hacking, says report

A report suggests that while the number of ships lost at sea is decreasing, cyberthreats are becoming a more pressing issue for the maritime industry.

Six ways to backup your data

Today is World Backup Day, and it goes without saying that backing up data is a thoroughly sensible thing to routinely get into the habit of doing.

Queen Elizabeth consults with cybersecurity expert over privacy fears

Queen Elizabeth has been consulting one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent cybersecurity experts, leading to speculation the Royal Family may be seeking protection from hackers and spies.

Passport and visa details of world leaders disclosed in accidental G20 privacy breach

A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.

British Airways suffers frequent flyer account hacking

Thousands of British Airways frequent flyer accounts have been breached by hackers, reports ZDNet.

Android apps track your location every three minutes, says Carnegie Mellon study

A Carnegie Mellon University study has discovered that a selection of Android apps collect location data on their users on average every three minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ESET’s Mark James on addressing business security employee issues

ESET’s Mark James on the issues employees have with business security measures, and how to counter the difficulties without compromising safety.

Tinder hack sets heterosexual men up with each other

A hacker has discovered that the openness of Tinder’s API allowed him to set up unknowing men via a fake female profile they both believed that they were talking to.

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