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FBI trace celebrity iCloud hacks to Chicago home

The FBI has seized a computer, cellphones and storage devices belonging to a Chicago man thought to be responsible for last year’s iCloud hacks.

Europol shuts down cybercrime ring with 49 arrests

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has arrested 49 suspects in a joint international operation targeting the takedown of a major cybercrime ring.

Credit Unions and the Data Security Act of 2015

Credit Unions lost a lot of money due to recent breaches, so financial institutions are eager to see merchants held to higher standards for data security.

British businesses spend £34bn a year defending cyberattacks, limiting growth

A new survey has estimated that British businesses spend around £34bn a year ($52.5bn) protecting the country from cyberattacks,

IT security budgets will continue to rise, finds Dell report

Around half of IT security leaders said that budgets will significantly increase (19%) or increase (31%) over the next two years, finds a new report.

US Army website defaced by Syrian Electronic Army hackers

Hackers, supportive of the Assad regime in Syria, have successfully compromised content displayed on the US Army’s website, popping up messages to visitors

Congresswoman Katherine Clark targets online abuse with new bill

United States Representative Katherine Clark is hoping to provide more support for victims of online abuse with a new bill offering resources and education.

OpenSesame: Hacked kids’ toy could open garage doors

Garage doors may be vulnerable to being opened remotely by hackers using little more than a children’s toy, a security researcher has proven this week.

4 million government employees’ personal data stolen in OPM hack

Four million federal employees have had their personal data stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, according to a statement on its website.

What is Cyber Insurance?

What is cyber insurance, and is it worth considering to protect your business?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Cybercrime Justice?

The fight against cybercrime could use some superheroes, but who would do a better job: Batman or Superman?

Hackers invited to break Apple, Fitbit and Samsung devices at Defcon 2015

Internet of Things devices from the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Samsung will be pushed to their limits this August at the DefCon 23 conference, where hackers have been invited to test the latest gadgets for possible exploits.

Just 6% of UK workers trained for phishing attacks, reveals study

Just six percent of British employees have received training in dealing with phishing attacks, a survey has revealed.

Could brainwaves replace the password?

As biometrics become more popular, the password is increasingly losing ground to new alternatives. So, are Brainwaves the next big thing biometrics?

(More) Confessions of a Support Scammer

David Harley examines the latest confessions of a support scammer to appear on the web, this time from a Reddit Q&A.

Cost of UK cybersecurity breaches double, government commissioned survey finds

The average ‘low-end’ cost of a major cybersecurity breach has more than doubled from £600,000 (~$917,000) to £1.46 million (~$2.2 million) in the last year.

Home Depot calls on court to dismiss consumer data breach case

The Home Depot has called upon a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought about by consumers claiming they were hurt by last year’s data breach.

Online threats only illegal if intentional, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has reversed the decision to convict a Pennsylvania man who directed violent online threats at his ex-wife, citing intent as necessary legal grounds for conviction.

56 million login credentials at risk from app vulnerability

As many as 56 million login credentials may be at risk because of cloud services used incorrectly by app developers, according to new research from the University of Darmstadt.

Is your GoPro camera secretly spying on you?

Poor choices of passwords can lead to your privacy being breached, after researchers revealed just how easy it could be for hackers to break into GoPro cameras.

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