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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.

Sexy Russian scammers would love to break your heart this Valentine’s Day

That message you received from a sexy Russian lady calling you Mr Dependable? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s too good to be true.

Electronic health records and data abuse: it’s about more than medical info

After the Anthem mega-breach, questions abound about possible abuses of medical data. Here is a breakdown that offers some context.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center: will CTIIC be a game changer?

Is America’s new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center a step forward? Or a duplication of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS?

White House creates new agency to centralize cyberthreat intelligence

The White House is creating a new agency to help counter cyberthreats, analyzing intelligence from around the government so it is better equipped to deal with attacks.

Watch how car hackers can disable brakes and steal your personal data

Modern cars are more and more dependent on computer systems. And guess what? They can be hacked.

Australian cybersecurity video plays dumb to raise awareness, but will it work?

A new cybersecurity video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has taken an unusual approach to raising awareness, playing dumb in this mock public service announcement aimed at a “non-technical” audience.

Anthem breach: 5 defensive tips to take now

Yesterday the Anthem breach, the biggest healthcare-related breach to date was announced, as attackers accessed a database containing the records of current and former employees. As we discussed earlier this morning on We Live Security, this could affect as many as 80 million people.

The utterly crazy story of the death threat hacker (involves a cat)

A cat leads to a notorious death threat hacker finally being caught and jailed in Japan.

White House seeks 10% increase in cybersecurity spend

President Obama’s budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year includes a projected 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spend, reports Reuters.

HipChat hack leads to precautionary password reset

Use HipChat? Be aware that hackers have accessed the names, usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords for some users.

Q4 DDoS attacks up 90% on previous quarter

The number of distributed denial-of-service attacks on websites in the final quarter of 2014 was up 90 percent on the previous quarter, according to research from Akamai Technologies.

Taylor Swift hacked, but denies naked pictures will be leaked

Singer Taylor Swift has had her Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, but laughed off claims that the hackers will release nude photographs of her.

Flurry of cyberattacks causes concern for Davos elites at World Economic Forum

Cybercrime was the focus of everyone’s attention at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

Private cybersecurity school set to open in London

A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

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