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OurMine hijacks Netflix’s US Twitter account

Netflix has become the latest big name brand to have one of its social media accounts hijacked by OurMine.

NCSC boss asked to detail efforts to protect financial services sector against cyberattacks

The head of the UK’s NCSC has been asked to offer more detail into how the financial services sector will be protected from cyberattacks.

Yahoo experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.

Teenager’s phone confiscated for TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

A 17-year-old who pleaded guilty to offenses relating to 2015’s TalkTalk cyberattack has had his iPhone confiscated and been sentenced to a 12-month rehabilitation order.

Distributed Guessing Attack can ‘compromise Visa cards in just six seconds’

A new study from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that cybercriminals can access online banking details of any Visa card through a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack.

Get Safe Online: Watch out for banking scammers

Get Safe Online has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of banking scammers, as cybercriminals are finding more sophisticated ways to access their account details.

26,500 National Lottery accounts accessed by cybercriminals

National lottery operator Camelot tells players to change their passwords after thousands of accounts have been accessed by cybercriminals.

Organizations ‘not doing enough’ to prevent data breaches

Organizations need to do more to prevent themselves from experiencing data breaches, as many people are of the opinion that not enough is currently being done.

Get Safe Online warns of Amazon email scam

Amazon customers are the latest victims of an email scam, warns Get Safe Online.

Siemens-branded CCTV webcams require urgent firmware patch

Your business’s CCTV camera could be coughing up your admin passwords. Patch now, or regret later.

Michigan State University experiences data breach

Michigan State University has experienced a data breach, which it said took place on November 13th.

Three mobile network experiences data breach

UK mobile company Three has fallen victim to a major data breach, with up to six million customers reported to have been affected.

WhatsApp to offer encrypted video calling

WhatsApp is to add encrypted video calling to its service on Monday, as it continues to bolsters security on the app.

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.

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