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
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
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.
Individuals engaged in e-commerce activity on Chinese online shopping platform Taobao offer for sale stolen email accounts belonging to top universities across the world. via Email Accounts from Top Universities on Sale on China’s Taobao.
“Hackers silently infected a Healthcare.gov computer server this summer. But the malware didn’t manage to steal anyone’s data, federal officials say. On Thursday, the Health and Human Services Department, which manages the Obamacare website, explained what happened. And officials stressed that personal information was never at risk.” Source: Obamacare site
Japan’s government has admitted that the flight paths of official aircraft used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were posted online. via BBC News – Japan PM’s official plane ‘tracked online’.
Apple’s iCloud facility, which stores iPhone and iPad users’ photos and personal data, has a “fundamental security flaw”, an expert has warned. via BBC News – Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say.
Apple has confirmed that some celebrities’ iCloud accounts were broken into, but says it has found no evidence that this was caused by a breach of its security systems. via BBC News – Apple confirms accounts compromised but denies security breach.
“Home Depot could be the latest major company to have customer credit card data siphoned off and sold online. Security researcher Brian Krebs writes that multiple banks have said the chain might be the source of a batch of credit and debit cards currently being sold in an online black
The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online. via BBC News – FBI investigates ‘Cloud’ celebrity picture leaks.