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The security review: Locky, Mumblehard takedown and Facebook scams

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth look at how the ransomware dubbed Locky is infiltrating computer systems.

50 million Turkish citizens could be exposed in massive data breach

More than half of the Turkish population could have their personal details exposed in a massive new data breach.

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption for its one billion users

WhatsApp users will now benefit from more secure conversations, after the company announced it has turned on full end-to-end encryption.

Trump Hotel Collection suffers data breach

The Trump Hotel Collection has once again suffered a data breach, according to a security expert.

US and Canada issue ransomware alert

A ransomware alert has been issued by the US and Canada to ensure that individuals and organizations are aware of the threat posed by this type of malicious software.

The security review: Remaiten, Trident and World Backup Day

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include insight into Remaiten, the Trident cybersecurity update and the value of backing up your data.

Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud

UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has advised banks not to offer compensation to victims of online fraud.

US charges seven Iranians for bank-related cyberattacks

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted seven people believed to have coordinated cyberattacks on banks between 2011 and 2013, all with links to the Iranian government.

FBI could ‘bypass’ Apple to unlock San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI has said it may no longer need Apple’s assistance in opening the locked iPhone belonging to an attacker in December’s San Bernardino, California shooting.

Twitter security noticeboard

As Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday, we take a look at things from a security point of view with our ‘noticeboard’ feature. Here’s to 10, 20, 30 and many more successful years of tweeting.

The security review: What you need to know about Locky

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the threat from Locky, the nuisance of Robocalls and another celeb-related iCloud breach.

FBI warn that automobiles are vulnerable to cyberattacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public service announcement warning drivers that automobiles are “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattacks.

ProtonMail: Encrypted key to a more secure future

Encryption is “key” to a more secure future, ProtonMail’s co-founder and CEO Dr. Andy Yen has told We Live Security.

Google adds transparency to online encryption

Google has added a new category to its transparency report that serves to keep track of the internet’s encryption efforts.

Bangladesh central bank boss quits over $100m cyberheist

Bangladesh central bank boss Atiur Rahman has resigned after a $100m cyberheist, but the incident could have been even worse if not for spelling mistake.

Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed.

Ottawa Hospital computers hit by ransomware

Ottawa Hospital has confirmed its computer network was hit with ransomware this week. No ransom was paid.

The security review: Android banking trojan poses as Flash Player

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an Android banking trojan that not only has the ability to pose as Flash Player, but can also bypass 2FA security as well.

Ofcom experiences major data breach thanks to former employee

The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is investigating what could be the biggest data breach in its history. The incident was caused internally – former employee had been surreptitiously gathering data over a six-year period.

Android smartphones can be unlocked with 2D-printed fingerprints

Android smartphones offering biometric security can be tricked into unlocking with 2D fingerprints – and all you need is an Inkjet printer.

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