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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.

British Airways suffers frequent flyer account hacking

Thousands of British Airways frequent flyer accounts have been breached by hackers, reports ZDNet.

Android apps track your location every three minutes, says Carnegie Mellon study

A Carnegie Mellon University study has discovered that a selection of Android apps collect location data on their users on average every three minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hackers hijack song contest with Eurovision voting app attack

The voting system used by the Eurovision Song Contest was briefly forced offline after a suspected cyberattack caused an “extreme” surge in activity,.

ESET’s Mark James on addressing business security employee issues

ESET’s Mark James on the issues employees have with business security measures, and how to counter the difficulties without compromising safety.

PoSeidon Malware attacks Point of Sale credit card transactions

Point of Sale credit card terminals are under threat from a new malware named PoSeidon, thought to be more dangerous than the Zeus exploit kit that was used to steal millions of card details from Target customers.

Tinder hack sets heterosexual men up with each other

A hacker has discovered that the openness of Tinder’s API allowed him to set up unknowing men via a fake female profile they both believed that they were talking to.

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