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Teenager admits to TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

A teenager has admitted being behind last year’s TalkTalk cyberattack, explaining he compromised the company’s website to “show off” to his friends.

Adobe fined $1 million for 2013 data breach

The financial repercussions of a data breach have been highlighted by the $1 million fine handed out to Adobe Systems for a 2013 security incident.

ICO concerned about privacy protection on WhatsApp/Facebook

Concerns over unprotected customer data sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook results in UK Information Commissioner threatening to enforce action.

Google fixes Safe Browsing security loophole

Google has announced new measures that resolve a security loophole that allows certain websites to circumnavigate its Safe Browsing service.

Targeted online guessing ‘a major threat to online security’

Targeted online guessing represents a major threat to online security, according to new research.

Colossal DDoS attack in Liberia wipes majority of country offline

Liberia has been hit with a harmful DDoS attack yet, with most of its residents unable to get online. The Mirai botnet is the cause.

William Hill website hit with DDoS attack

UK-based bookmaker William Hill has been hit with a DDoS attack, preventing many of its customers from being able to access its main website.

Cyberattacks ‘no longer the stuff of spy thrillers’

Cyberattacks are “no longer the stuff of spy thrillers” – they are now a very serious threat to individuals, organizations and economies.

550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donor details leaked

The personal details of 550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donors have been leaked in an event being described as Australia’s largest ever security breach.

Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again

A Facebook hoax that has been around since at least 2012 has resurfaced, claiming that private photographs and messages are going to be made public.

Consumers still failing to protect themselves against cybercrime

Consumers are failing to appropriately protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime, according to a new survey from Get Safe Online.

Organizations advised to invest in a culture of cybersecurity

A culture of cybersecurity is essential in today’s organizations to help ensure that they are able to successfully fend off cyberattacks.

Vera Bradley alerts customers to data breach

Vera Bradley has notified its customers of a data breach, explaining that it had launched an investigation last month into a “payment card incident”.

NHS increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks

NHS hospitals in England are increasingly being targeted with ransomware attacks, according to an investigation by the i newspaper.

Security fatigue is preventing us from being safe online

Individuals are demonstrating security fatigue when it comes to protecting themselves online, increasing their risk of being compromised by a cyberattack.

TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) hits TalkTalk with record fine for failing to take basic security measures to protect customer information.

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.

DDoS attacks ‘consistent, relentless and damaging’ to organizations

Consistent and relentless DDoS attacks are causing “real damage” to organizations around the world, with the number of affected enterprises on the rise.

Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko will be online on Reddit

WeLiveSecurity author and ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko will be answering questions about Android malware on Reddits‘ popular Subreddit r/IamA.

Organizations ‘need to deliver social engineering training’

More focus on how to spot social engineering attacks is needed in organizations, according to expert Jenny Radcliffe.

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