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Hackers hijack song contest with Eurovision voting app attack

The voting system used by the Eurovision Song Contest was briefly forced offline after a suspected cyberattack caused an “extreme” surge in activity,.

Irish government’s Freedom of Information website hacked

The Irish government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website has been targeted by hackers claiming to be connected to the ISIS terror group.

Threat sharing bill introduced to House of Representatives

The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has introduced a new threat sharing bill designed to let businesses share details of security treats without fear of litigation, reports Gizmodo.

UK businesses are unprepared for potential data breaches

Many UK businesses are unequipped to respond to potential data breaches, according to two new independent reports published this week.

Hacker threatens cyberattacks against Detroit over court decision

A hacker going by the name of ‘Bitcoin Baron’ has issued a threat to the city of Detroit after a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge dismissed a police manslaughter charge.

Dark Purple’s ‘killer USB’ will fry your computer’s circuit board

USB drives have been known to carry viruses and malware, but a Russian electronics expert has now created a thumb drive that will literally fry your computer’s circuit board with a high voltage surge.

9-year-old cybersecurity expert hacks Android smartphone in minutes

Wondering how secure your Android smartphone is? Well, a 9-year-old cybersecurity expert has demonstrated how hackers could steal contacts, call logs and messages within just 15 minutes.

BBC website goes offline, but Jeremy Clarkson probably not to blame

This weekend, the BBC’s website went offline. The first conclusion many people jump to? It must be the work of Anonymous hacktivists angry about the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson. But how likely is that?

Women in Federal cybersecurity – How did they get their start?

While there may still be only a handful of women in Information Security, they can be found in increasing numbers in important, high-profile positions. In this post we look at how three women in Federal cybersecurity got their start.

Obama administration seeks more power to tackle botnets

The Obama administration wants greater power to shut down botnets, responding to the growing threat of cybercrime and increasingly complex, modern techniques.

80 percent of global merchants fail card data security tests

Around 80 percent of global merchants including retailers, financial institutions and hospitality firms have failed interim tests which show they are not in compliance with card data security standards.

US military looks to 3,000 new security hires by 2016

The United States’ military is looking to hire 3,000 cybersecurity professionals to man its infosec unit over the next nine months.

Three men indicted in ‘one of the largest’ data breaches in US history

The US Department of Justice has charged three men with what is being described as “one of the largest reported data breaches in US history,”

DDoS attack on feminist blog backfires on International Women’s Day

An attempt to silence feminism blog Femsplain backfires on DDoS attackers, as they only help to raise its profile.

Air traffic control vulnerability could allow criminals to hack the skies

The Federal Aviation Administration must tighten the security around air traffic control in the United States, according to a new report filed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Anthem refuses IT security audit following massive data breach

Anthem Inc. has refused to allow a federal watchdog to conduct an audit of its IT systems, following a huge data breach last month that could have affected up to 80 million of its customers.

Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet used to steal bank details

The Ramnit botnet that is said to have affected 3.2 million computers has been shut down by European police.

FBI puts $3m bounty on Russian hacker

The FBI has offered a record $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a cybercriminal, reports the BBC.

Anthem hack puts at least 8.8 million NON-customers at risk

Even if you’re not a customer of health insurer Anthem, your data could have been put at risk. Be on your guard.

British hacker due for sentencing over public service DDoS attacks

A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.

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