This could ruin your date: another site under attack becomes the latest dating website to be targeted by cybercriminals, with experts finding that it has been subjected to a malvertising attack.

UK police website crashes twice courtesy of DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack puts the Greater Manchester Police website offline twice, with a Twitter user allegedly from Lithuania claiming responsibility.

Bitcoin community ‘needs to collaborate’ over security and scalability

In an open letter to members of its own community, Bitcoin developers and contributors have called for greater cooperation over security and scalability.

Multiple vulnerabilities identified in Belkin router

An expert says that a popular Belkin router contains numerous vulnerabilities, making it extremely susceptible to attacks.

Wikipedia blocks 381 sockpuppet accounts

Up to 381 sockpuppet accounts have been blocked by Wikipedia because they were engaged in undisclosed paid advocacy.

iOS vulnerability Ins0mnia fixed by Apple

Apple has resolved a serious security vulnerability known as Ins0mnia in its latest update.

Security of Ashley Madison breached sooner than you think

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities, allowing for remote code execution and arbitrary reading and writing of files.

Ashley Madison members ‘easy target for extortion’

There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.

Ambiguous new Windows 10 update ‘improves functionality’

The new Windows 10 update doesn’t offer any detail as to what it fixes or improves, leaving many to question why the tech giant has been so vague.

Bundestag computer system goes offline

The computer system in the Bundestag is now offline, to allow technicians to perform essential maintenance work. experiences data breach reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Lenovo disables ‘unremovable software’

Lenovo has announced that LSE,a virtually unremovable software, is no longer being installed on its products.

BitTorrent family susceptible to DRDoS attacks

A new study shows that applications belonging to the BitTorrent family are vulnerable to DRDoS attacks.

Apple releases major security updates

Significant issues evident in Apple products have been patched with a raft of new updates.

Researchers win Internet Defense Prize for C++ detection tool

Internet Defense Prize goes to researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology for designing a tool that detects a new class of C++ vulnerabilities.

Corvette hacked with a text message

Researchers have hacked into a Corvette with a simple text message, taking control over its brakes.

Cybercriminals and traders charged with $100m ‘newswire fraud’

An international team of hackers and traders who benefited from illegal pre-publication access to company finance updates have been charged with fraud.

Facebook data security loophole ‘needs to be fixed’

A data security loophole discovered in Facebook needs to be fixed, according to a software engineer.

Glasses that ‘block’ facial recognition technology to launch in 2016

Glasses that are capable of blocking facial recognition technology are to go on sale in Japan next year.

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