Graham Cluley

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£200,000 fine for exposing possible child abuse victims in classic Cc/Bcc email blunder

Think before you click 'send', or get your mailing list software to do the thinking for you.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Privacy, Spam 0<p>The UK’s Independent …

IT security

Scammers strike as Elon Musk retracts vile Twitter accusation against cave rescuer

Cryptoscammers are given another opportunity to strike.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Twitter 0<p>The story so far.<p>Tesla chief Elon Musk sent a mini-submarine to …

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Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI


21-year-old woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez

Secret password-reset questions were too easy to answer with public information.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Hacked celebrities, Law & order, Nude Celebrities, …

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Timehop data breach is worse than they initially said

Dates of birth and gender were also stolen by hackers.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss 0<p>‘Time capsule’ app Timehop has revealed that it made a boo-boo …

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Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

The Ponemon Institute study interviewed nearly 500 companies that had suffered a data breach, analysing the many different costs including incident …

Information Security

Smashing Security #086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Google, Podcast, Privacy, Twitter 0<p>Crypto …

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Facebook doesn't want to eradicate fake news. If it did they'd kick out InfoWars

Social networks giving sick conspiracy theorists a platform to spread hate.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Facebook, Google 0<p>Facebook would like you to believe …


Facebook fined a paltry £500,000 (8 minutes' revenue) over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook will be fined £500,000 - the maximum amount possible - for two breaches of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 in connection with the …

Cambridge Analytica

New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by...

Yesterday Apple released a brace of updates for its software – fixing bugs and patching security holes in the likes of MacOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, …

Mobile Devices

Crypto scammers on Twitter exploiting Thai Cave rescue

As Elon Musk builds a mini-sub, scammers create fake profiles.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Twitter 0<p>It feels like the world is holding its breath, as we wait …

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Poor security at Thomas Cook airlines leads to simple extraction of fliers' personal data

Bad news if your partner doesn't know who you took on that 'business trip'...<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Privacy, Vulnerability 0<p>Thousands of …

Thomas Cook

The Pirate Bay is cryptomining for Monero with your CPU again

The Pirate Bay is in hot water again after being discovered running a cryptocurrency miner on its website.Make sure you always read the <small> print.

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Disgruntled programmer accused of trying to sell his firm's iPhone spyware for $50 million

Your company doesn't have to work in the field of high-tech surveillance and spyware to find itself at risk from insiders.The post Disgruntled …


Smashing Security #085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob’s Burgers

Doctor Who’s TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook’s creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins.All …

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Carole Cadwalladr takes us behind the scenes of the Cambridge Analytica investigation

How millions of Facebook users' personal data were used to influence the US election and Brexit.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Facebook, Law & order, …

Cambridge Analytica

Typeform data breach exposes users of many websites

You may have never heard of Typeform, but they may have just lost some of your personal data.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Vulnerability 0<p>It’s quite …

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Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans' data

The detailed personal information of 230 million consumers, and 110 million business contacts - including phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, …

Information Security

Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

Ticketmaster has warned customers that their personal information may have been compromised, after malicious code was discovered running on its …


Smashing Security podcast: "No! My voice is not my password"

Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop …

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Reality Winner pleads guilty after being unmasked by microdots

Reality Winner, the US government contractor who leaked top secret documents about Russian hacking, has pleaded guilty.

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Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys.<p>Most …


Beware Malicious Software Updates for Legitimate Apps

a security breach has occurred because systems had not been properly updated with the latest patches.


WannaCry ransomware scam tries to extort money without actually infecting your computer

Someone is trying to pull a fast one, attempting to trick unsuspecting users into paying a ransom… even though they *haven’t* infected your computer …

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60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

Computer security experts have discovered an unusual attack targeting users of Android devices.The post 60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving …

Information Security

Ex-Tesla employee sued for hacking and stealing company data

Tesla claims former employee has admitted writing software that hacked company systems, and leaked data to external third parties.

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Rex Mundi hacking extortion gang busted by Europol

There’s so much bad news about computer security that we sometimes forget to applaud when something good happens.Let’s change that right now.

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Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that the company is the victim of deliberate sabotage perpetrated by an employee.<p>According to <i>CNBC</i>, the high profile …


US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks – HOTforSecurity

With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchanging handshakes and smiles at the Singapore security summit earlier this month, you may have been fooled into …

North Korea

Paul Manafort accused of 'foldering' to hide communications

Foldering is a way of communicating without sending a message. And it’s just got Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman into an awful lot of trouble.