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.

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’

A hacker has developed a device that is capable of hacking into most modern cars by bypassing the rolling code security system.

WordPress releases latest update with 4.2.4

Wordpress has announced its latest update, urging all users to download version 4.2.4 immediately.

Terracotta VPN network helps hackers remain anonymous

Hackers are using a commercially available VPN network in China to obscure the origin source of their activities.

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

Interop in Las Vegas: interconnecting everything post-PC

Reporting from Interop 2015, Las Vegas, where it’s all about the connectivity and the massive leaps forward in network capacity and speed, but security concerns are also in the mix.

CES 2015 in Las Vegas: first impressions, 5 hot topics

With nearly 160,000 lust-ridden techies, corporate denizens and a few of us security types descending on a slightly crisp wintery Las Vegas to see what all the fuss is about at CES 2015, here are a few things to keep an eye out for this year at the show.

Hacktivists try tampering with domain

The group of hackers that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) briefly claimed control of the domain via an attack on MarkMonitor. It appears normal Facebook service has been resumed, but here’s what you need to know.

Warning over “risky” behavior of under-12s online – and parents need to take action, safety group says

Children indulge in highly risky behavior online – with nearly one in five 9-11 year olds having physically met strangers they encountered online. Others use false identities – with some under-10s pretending to be 25.

Android malware attacks skyrocket in China

Mobile malware is growing at an extraordinary rate in China – with 25 times more detections of malicious programs last year than in 2011, according to official data released this week.

Charges against cybercrime’s “bank of choice” for laundering $6 billion

U.S. prosecutors allege that virtual currency company Liberty Reserve processed 55 million transactions since 2006, becoming “the bank of choice” for cyber criminals.

Mass malware attacks “could be triggered by music”, researchers claim

Future malware attacks could be triggered by music or even lighting – allowing cybercriminals to command and control large numbers of infected devices in the same area, according to Alabama researchers.

Advanced U.S. weapons system designs are “compromised by hackers”

Designs for more than two dozen advanced weapons systems have been compromised by hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon. The hackers are said to be Chinese.

“Stronger action” urged in face of IP theft from American companies

American companies are facing an “unprecedented” onslaught of data theft, costing “hundreds of billions”, according to a report by a private group headed by high-ranking ex-government officials.

Mainstream media only offer a “snapshot” of scope of cybercrime, says British intelligence head

Mainstream media reports offer a mere “snapshot” of the scope of cyber-crime, according to the head of British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).

Financial Times becomes latest victim of Syrian Twitter hackers

The Financial Times has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers, after activists hacked accounts belonging to the newspaper, and also defaced areas of the FT site.

ESET Mobile Security scores full marks in banking Trojan test

ESET Mobile Security has scored full marks for detecting mobile banking threats in a group test conducted by Germany’s AV-TEST magazine, focused on detecting dangerous new banking Trojans.

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