Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet used to steal bank details

The Ramnit botnet that is said to have affected 3.2 million computers has been shut down by European police.

Lenovo website hacked, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has been victim to a website hack, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.

FBI puts $3m bounty on Russian hacker

The FBI has offered a record $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a cybercriminal, reports the BBC.

Top 5 security resolutions for 2015

Follow these top 5 security resolutions from We Live Security to make for a safer 2015.

Nine bad botnets and the damage they did

Responsible for a great deal of the hacking, spamming and malware every day: here are some of the worst botnets of all time.

Anthem hack puts at least 8.8 million NON-customers at risk

Even if you’re not a customer of health insurer Anthem, your data could have been put at risk. Be on your guard.

Top 10 breaches of 2014 attacked ‘old vulnerabilities’, says HP

A report by HP has found that 44 percent of all of the breaches in 2014 were caused by known vulnerabilities, between two and four years old.

British hacker due for sentencing over public service DDoS attacks

A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.

Burning Man queue jumping hackers caught out

The online queuing system for the 40,000 tickets to the Burning Man festival was hacked by 200 people accessing a ‘technical backdoor’ to virtually queue jump, according to Computer World.

Kris Jenner reveals naked video could be leaked in iCloud hack

Kris Jenner is reportedly being blackmailed over a naked video that was stolen from her iCloud and could be released in the public sphere.

What is a botnet?

What is a botnet, and what can you do to prevent your computer becoming part of one?

Fer O’Neil: Say What? Required contents of notice in data breach notifications

With so many data breaches happening these days, Americans are getting a lot of breach notification letters and emails, but do they deliver useful, readable content, other than a general warning to remain vigilant?

Lenovo and Superfish? Don’t panic, you may not be affected

Lenovo’s installation of a security-breaking app called Superfish on some computers has customers justifiably angry, but some folks are now unnecessarily confused by false positive detection.

Lenovo apologizes over pre-installed tracking software

Lenovo has issued a public apology, admitting it “messed up badly” by selling laptops with a controversial tracking software pre-installed.

Jamie Oliver website serves up a side of malware

Jamie Oliver’s website was affected by a malware issue, a spokesperson for the British celebrity chef has told the BBC.

Hacker puts words into wrestler’s mouth in WWE Twitter hack

WWE superstar Antonio Cesaro was the victim of a Twitter hack this week, as a wrestling fanatic hacked his account to vent against company chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

12,000 exposed to possible ID theft after Jeb Bush publishes emails

Possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has has had to retroactively redact over 12,000 personal details from emails published in the name of transparency

Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Here’s how to find out

Law enforcement agencies shouldn’t be above the law.

Find out if the UK’s GCHQ illegally spied on you…

Google’s Project Zero extends 90 day exploit disclosure deadline

Google has extended the disclosure period for vulnerabilities uncovered in its Project Zero program by an additional two weeks, if a vendor is planning a patch in the two weeks following the deadline.

Russia seeks VPN and Tor ban in anonymity clamp down

Russian authorities have indicated that VPNs and online anonymising software Tor could soon be banned for the country’s 143.5 million residents.

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