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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.