One of England’s greatest-ever cricketers, Sir Ian Botham, appeared to have been the victim of a Twitter hack yesterday as an obscene picture unexpectedly appeared on the sportsman’s feed.
With Black Hat 2014 in full swing in Las Vegas, it was never going to be a quiet week - but revelations about FBI malware and a trove of a billion passwords inspired furious debate too.
For several years, FBI agents have been taking an unusual approach to detective work online - using malware against suspects who have not been proven guilty, just visited the wrong Tor site.
Since a recent claim researchers could “uncloak” Tor users for less than $3,000, there has been a flurry of activity in the “anonymous” online service - but in the form of new adverts, new markets, and new security.
After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month - leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.
This week in security news saw the world’s researchers discover a whole new range of Achilles Heels for PCs, the online privacy service Tor, and even ‘connected’ gadgets such as internet fridges.
The developers of the Tor online privacy service are fixing a weakness which could have exposed the identities of hundreds of thousands of users of sites around the world.