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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.

A big day for consumers: Companies answerable for poor cybersecurity

FTC has the authority to hold organisations to account for failing to deliver tough cybersecurity measures.

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…

Car security vulnerability study finally sees light of day

A major security vulnerability study into modern cars has finally been released, two years after it was originally intended to be published.

IRS data breach more severe than originally thought

IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.

Phishing unravelled

Phishing may well be one of the oldest online scams in the world, but it’s also one of the most effective and commonly deployed. Here’s what to be aware of.

Indiana’s AG launches investigation into major data breach

Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.

Hacking Team and other breaches as security lessons learned

Recent aggressive hacks on companies underline the need for good risk analysis, situational awareness, and incident response. Just ask AshleyMadison, Hacking Team, and Sony Pictures.

United Airlines customer flight records breached

United Airlines customer flight records have been lost in a data breach it has been reported.

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.

Valve Steam bug sees accounts hacked

A serious bug in Valve’s Steam engine has allowed a series of user credentials to be stolen over the past week, according to reports.

Cybercrime update: take downs, arrests, convictions, and sentences

Information security could use some good news right now, something to offset the string of bad news about data breaches and system vulnerabilities; so how about this: “Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down, Members Arrested in 20 Countries”.

Tech giants take action on ad click fraud

Some of the biggest digital companies have banded together to take action on the rising tide of ad click fraud.

37 million relationship cheats could be exposed by Ashley Madison hack

The 37 million users of hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison are at risk of having their names and private details leaked, reports The Verge.

Huge Morrisons data breach due to employee with grudge, court hears

A Morrisons employee with a grudge was responsible for posting personal data of nearly 100,000 staff onto the internet, a court heard.

British teenager sentenced for massive Spamhaus attack

British teen Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, aka “narko” has been sentenced for his role in a 2013 attack which slowed the internet around the world.

Dozens arrested in international Darkode crackdown

International law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 60 people suspected of carrying out cybercrime associated with the Darkode forum.

Operation Liberpy: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

In April, ESET’s Laboratory in Latin America received a report on an executable program named “Liberty2-0.exe.” Now, it asks is there a version 1.0?

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.

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