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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?

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.

Internet of Things: a Security Timebomb?

Hailed as a panacea by those for whom the world cannot move quickly enough, the Internet of Things has been a long time coming. But is Internet of Things security up to scratch?

Sexy Russian scammers would love to break your heart this Valentine’s Day

That message you received from a sexy Russian lady calling you Mr Dependable? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s too good to be true.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

7 unromantic Valentines gifts from a cybercriminal

We’ve already looked at online dating scams to be aware of for Valentines Day, but here’s some more threats that not-so-special someone could end up sending you, if you’re not careful!

Electronic health records and data abuse: it’s about more than medical info

After the Anthem mega-breach, questions abound about possible abuses of medical data. Here is a breakdown that offers some context.

MyCoin closure leaves $387 million missing in investor funds

Investors fear they may have lost up to $387 million after Bitcoin exchange MyCoin shut down this week, reports ZD Net.

Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, millions will be looking for love online. Here’s six online dating scams to look out for.

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