British teenager sentenced for massive Spamhaus attack

British teen Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, aka “narko” has been sentenced for his role in a 2013 attack which slowed the internet around the world.

United Airlines pays out 2 million flight miles for security bugs

United Airlines has paid out two million flight miles to two security researchers who uncovered 14 separate vulnerabilities in the company’s operation.

Dozens arrested in international Darkode crackdown

International law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 60 people suspected of carrying out cybercrime associated with the Darkode forum.

5 ways attackers are targeting gamers

Gamers beware – video games, websites and even apps are all in the sights of hackers hungry for better scores, more money and public notoriety.

What is an exploit?

Cybercriminals constantly use vulnerabilities to infiltrate networks, and their favorite tools for this are known as exploits. But what is an exploit?

Cheap wifi privacy device pulled with no explanation

A planned Defcon talk around a low-cost privacy device called ProxyHam has been cancelled.

Operation Liberpy: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

In April, ESET’s Laboratory in Latin America received a report on an executable program named “Liberty2-0.exe.” Now, it asks is there a version 1.0?

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has had his data hacked, claims Team Sky

Yellow Jersey wearer targeted by critics who claim he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Spoofed URLs: Homograph Attacks Revisited

How homograph attacks can present a spoofed, malicious link, and a case where a secure connection doesn’t guarantee a safe site.

Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.

Millions of records lost in huge OPM US data breach

The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.

Sednit APT Group Meets Hacking Team

The infamous Sednit espionage group is currently using the Hacking Team exploits disclosed earlier this week to target eastern European institutions.

Aspiring singer jailed for hacking Madonna and stealing unreleased tracks

Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.

Adobe rushes to patch Flash flaw under attack

Adobe Systems has issued a sizeable security update with patches for 36 vulnerabilities, at least one of which is currently under attack in the wild.

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

US petrol stations are vulnerable to cyberattack

More than 5,000 devices in petrol stations in the US can be manipulated from the internet, causing false alarms, closure of the petrol station and locking the monitoring services out of the system.

5 security tips to defeat cybervillains at Comic-Con 2015

The crowds at Comic-Con are a tempting target for cybvervillains, so get prepared with these top tips for keeping your data and devices safe.

T-Mobile received the most US data requisition requests

Telco T-Mobile’s US arm received more data requests than its larger peers in 2014.

Open SSL mystery bug to be fixed Thursday July 9

A new version of Open SSL is set to be released imminently, patching a single ‘high severity’ vulnerability.

What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp (Instructor Edition)

Teaching computer security to highly motivated students at Cyber Boot Camp reveals a lack of basic computer science education in California Schools.

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