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Waski downloader spreads banker Trojan targeting users worldwide

If you have recently received an unexpected email with a ZIP file attached, it could be a threat attempting to steal your banking login credentials. Its name is Waski and is detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.

Kendall Jenner has her Twitter hacked, and rude things are said about Justin Bieber

Twitter hackers hit the account of TV reality star Kendall Jenner, posting tweets about her father and Justin Bieber. Kendall Jenner is the latest member of the Kardashian Klan to have suffered at the hands of hackers.

Hacked nanny cam plays mysterious music to sleeping baby

A Minnesota family was the victim of a hacked nanny cam last week, as they learnt that the monitor they used to check on their baby was being watched and controlled by strangers overseas.

Linux Australia conference database hit by hackers

Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.

The hacker games that made beating security feel like a thrill

Real-world hacking has long since spawned legions of more glamorous portrayals in videogames. Here are five of the best that take hacking and elevate it to thrilling levels.

Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos

Access to popular social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube has been shut down in Turkey, following a court ruling today.

Hackers set up Pirate Bay clone to distribute banking trojan

Wordpress sites are being targeted by a Pirate Bay clone set up by hackers to distribute malware and a banking trojan, reports The Next Web.

US teen pleads guilty to $100 million gaming hack

An Indiana teen has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a hacking ring that is said to have stolen data worth more than $100 million from major gaming developers.

Obama issues cybersecurity executive order to tackle ‘national emergency’

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing economic sanctions against hackers outside the United States.

5 steps to take after a company is infected

Information security has become an even more critical factor of the business model, as it protects the most essential asset: information.

Google clean-up targets malicious ad injectors

Google has received more than 100,000 complaints this year regarding unwanted ad injectors that have infected browsers.

Easter Social Media Safety: video guides

Despite the holiday season though, you can’t guarantee that hackers and cybercriminals won’t be on the hunt for weak and vulnerable social media slip ups, so what better time to give a refresher on social media safety than now?

SEO Scams and Semi-Scams

Search Engine Optimization: it’s an essential component of internet marketing strategy, I guess, but one with a bad public image, especially in the wake of years of abuse of optimization techniques by purveyors of malware and other bad actors (Black Hat SEO, or BHSEO).

Energy companies hit with new data-stealing malware

Energy companies have been targeted with a new multi-stage malware attack used to infect company computers and steal sensitive data.

Infographic: Alternatives to the password

The humble password has struggled in recent years, and is often seen as vulnerable to attackers. The interactive infographic below offers up some alternatives. Click on the tabs to read about the options.

Ships at risk of hacking, says report

A report suggests that while the number of ships lost at sea is decreasing, cyberthreats are becoming a more pressing issue for the maritime industry.

Retailers’ heavy handed fraud prevention leads to loss of sales

Online retailers battling with fraud prevention are losing out on genuine sales by treating their customers like criminals, according to a new report by ThreatMetrix.

Six ways to backup your data

Today is World Backup Day, and it goes without saying that backing up data is a thoroughly sensible thing to routinely get into the habit of doing.

Queen Elizabeth consults with cybersecurity expert over privacy fears

Queen Elizabeth has been consulting one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent cybersecurity experts, leading to speculation the Royal Family may be seeking protection from hackers and spies.

Passport and visa details of world leaders disclosed in accidental G20 privacy breach

A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.

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