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Cybercrime

Anthem breach: 5 defensive tips to take now

Yesterday the Anthem breach, the biggest healthcare-related breach to date was announced, as attackers accessed a database containing the records of current and former employees. As we discussed earlier this morning on We Live Security, this could affect as many as 80 million people.

The utterly crazy story of the death threat hacker (involves a cat)

A cat leads to a notorious death threat hacker finally being caught and jailed in Japan.

White House seeks 10% increase in cybersecurity spend

President Obama’s budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year includes a projected 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spend, reports Reuters.

HipChat hack leads to precautionary password reset

Use HipChat? Be aware that hackers have accessed the names, usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords for some users.

Q4 DDoS attacks up 90% on previous quarter

The number of distributed denial-of-service attacks on websites in the final quarter of 2014 was up 90 percent on the previous quarter, according to research from Akamai Technologies.

Taylor Swift hacked, but denies naked pictures will be leaked

Singer Taylor Swift has had her Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, but laughed off claims that the hackers will release nude photographs of her.

Flurry of cyberattacks causes concern for Davos elites at World Economic Forum

Cybercrime was the focus of everyone’s attention at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

Private cybersecurity school set to open in London

A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

Blackhat: Lessons from the Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth movie?

Blackhat, the hacker movie directed by Michael Mann and starring Chris Hemsworth, could spread awareness of digital threats. If it is a learning opportunity, what are the lessons?

Madonna hacking suspect arrested by Israeli police

Police have arrested a man who allegedly hacked into computer systems and stole unfinished versions of songs from Madonna’s upcoming “Rebel Heart” album.

Le Monde’s Twitter account hacked to say “Je ne suis pas Charlie”

The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again. Are you using two-factor authentication? You should be.

Cybercrime deterrence: 6 important steps

Cybercrime: there’s too much of it, and we need to do more to deter it. With the President of the United States now making frequent references to “doing more about cybercrime” now is a good time to look at what steps must be taken.

Lizard Squad DDoS-for-hire service hacked – users’ details revealed

Lizard Squad failed to encrypt its database of LizardStresser’s registered users – storing details of their usernames and passwords in plaintext. A schoolboy error if ever I heard one.

Cybersecurity and commitment: issues in the fight against cybercrime

Cybersecurity and cybercrime are a hot political topic in America these days, but a history of ignoring warning signs suggests a lack of commitment to acting on the rhetoric.

Obama to call for longer hacking prison sentences with revised Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.

Google puts a stop to Adsense malvertising campaign

A ‘widespread’ malicious advertising campaign that sent web browsers to immitation websites has been stopped by Google

Swiss bank data released by hackers

The Swiss state owned Banque Cantonale de Geneve has confirmed that hackers have released confidential customer correspondences after the bank refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers

2015: The cybersecurity threatscape for the year ahead

Presenting a recorded webinar that seeks to answer this question: How is the landscape changing for cybersecurity and what do businesses need to know to protect themselves?

Hacked routers used for paid DDoS attacks

The rent-a-DDoS service that knocked out Xbox Live and Playstation Network is powered by thousands of hacked residential internet routers.

US military’s CENTCOM Twitter account hacked – were they not using 2FA?

Twitter and YouTube accounts run by the US military’s Central Command are hijacked by hackers claiming to back Islamic State.

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