12 Sep 2014

15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware

Fifteen million mobile devices are infected with malware, and most of those run Android, according to a new report by Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs. via Study: 15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware.

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12 Sep 2014

ISIS, Al Qaeda To Launch Cyber Attacks To Set Up Digital Caliphate

Extremist groups in the Middle East are reportedly preparing to launch a massive cyber attack against the United States. According to a Fox News report, leaders of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Al Qaeda are stepping up efforts to seek a digital caliphate. One of the jihadist leaders had

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11 Sep 2014

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram, Grindr, OkCupid and many other Android applications fail to take basic precautions to protect their users’ data, putting their privacy at risk, according to new study. via Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk | Computerworld.

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11 Sep 2014

USIS contracts for federal background security checks won’t be renewed

The Office of Personnel Management will not renew any of its contracts with USIS, the major Falls Church, Va., contractor that provides the bulk of background checks for federal security clearances and was the victim of a recent cyberattack, officials confirmed Tuesday evening. via USIS contracts for federal background security

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11 Sep 2014

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here’s what you should know. The list has since been taken down, and there’s no evidence that Gmail itself was hacked—just that these passwords have been leaked.

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10 Sep 2014

Kelihos Botnet Used for Apple ID Phishing

Spam emails claiming to report an iTunes Store purchase from a device that had not been tied to the Apple ID contain links to phishing websites that ask for Apple credentials. via Kelihos Botnet Used for Apple ID Phishing.

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10 Sep 2014

Malicious ads hit Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says

Malicious advertisements have popped up on websites such as YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo, part of a sophisticated campaign to spread malware, Cisco said Monday. When encountered, the malicious advertisements cause a person to be redirected to a different website, which triggers a download based on whether the computer is running

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09 Sep 2014

Warning as hackers target Apple’s iCloud

Cyber-thieves are exploiting the furore around iCloud by launching a phishing campaign that seeks to steal Apple IDs. ICloud was at the centre of the stolen celebrity photo scandal last week as many of the images were grabbed by hackers that targeted the service. via BBC News – Warning as

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09 Sep 2014

Google plans debates on ‘right to be forgotten’

Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the “right to be forgotten” ruling. The ruling by the European Court of Justice lets people ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index. via BBC News – Google plans debates

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07 Sep 2014

China’s underground activity doubled last year – SC Magazine

After analyzing trends in the Chinese underground, Trend Micro found that activity in the marketplace doubled between 2012 and 2013. via Report: China’s underground activity doubled last year – SC Magazine.

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