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World of Warcraft users hit by account-hijacking malware attack

Infection spread by trojanized add-on, able to defeat two-factor authentication.<p><i>World of Warcraft</i> players have been hit with a malicious trojan that …

UK’s NCA Warns of Mass Ransomware Attack

The National Crime Agency in the UK has issued an alert warning citizens of a “mass spamming event” for a piece of malware called CryptoLocker that encrypts your files and then demands a ransom to restore access.<p>According to the agency, tens of millions of customers, especially small and …

Limo service hack spills compromising data about the rich and famous

Reporter finds "gold mine" of info for would-be corporate and government spies.<p>An online broker for limousine and Town Car services has suffered a …

Buffer Confirms Hackers Stole Users' Twitter And Facebook Tokens

Users of Buffer — the tool that allows you to schedule your social media across timezones — faced a nasty surprise when Buffer was hacked over the weekend and the service began spreading scam links. The Buffer team has finally learned how the hackers breached its system and closed the …

Can we trust the data brokers who store our most intimate private details?

Report: ID theft site that victimized 500,000 people bought data from Experian.<p>An identity theft service that prosecutors say illegally sold social …

How Apple’s Address Book app could allow the NSA to harvest your contacts

When syncing your Address Book to Gmail, HTTPS encryption isn't an option.<p>Overlooked in last week's revelation that the National Security Agency …

How Anyone Could Secretly Track Your Smartphone

Advertisers and government agencies may soon be able to track you online by identifying your smartphone using its accelerometer — the device that …

Apple can read your iMessages, security firm says

In June, Apple said that communication over iMessage is protected by "end-to-end encryption," and so secure that even the company itself "cannot decrypt that data." But on Thursday, security researchers disputed that claim.<p>At the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Quarkslab -- a …

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News for nerds, stuff that matters

Facebook Stories has reached 150 million daily active users after launching nearly 14 months ago. So what's the next logical step after reaching such …

Top sites (and maybe the NSA) track users with “device fingerprinting”

May make it easier to follow privacy-minded users on the darknet.<p>Close to 1.5 percent of the Internet's top websites track users without their …

Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

DNS redirection caused companies to lose control of sites and e-mail traffic.<p>At least three high-profile websites that receive services from Network …

Bitcoin Talk forum hacked hours after making cameo in Silk Road takedown

Database of private messages and password data may be in the wild, admins warn.<p>Just hours after it played a supporting role in the takedown of the …

Adobe says attackers compromised 2.9 million accounts, stole source code

If you've recently bought an Adobe product, you'll want to keep an eye out for suspicious financial transactions in the near future. The company says that attackers have compromised 2.9 million customer accounts, including their (thankfully encrypted) credit and debit card numbers. Hackers also …

LexisNexis and Other Major Data Brokers Hacked By ID Theft Service

gewalker writes <i>"Have we reached the point where it is time to admit that the ID thieves are winning and will continue to win as long as their</i> …

Microsoft Investigating New IE Vulnerability Affecting All Versions

Microsoft is investigating a new remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer and preparing a security update for all supported versions of its browser (IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11). The company has issued a security advisory in the meantime because it has confirmed reports that …

Hacker Hits Vodafone in Germany

Vodafone Group PLC’s German unit said Thursday the personal data of two million customers were compromised by a hacker who broke into one of its …

CoreText Font Rendering Bug Leads To iOS, OS X Exploit

redkemper writes with this news from BGR.com (based on a report at Hacker News), excerpting: <i>"Android might be targeted by hackers and malware far</i> …

Hacked baby monitor? Welcome to the security implications of the internet of things

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The internet of things promises great things with its profusion of connected devices, but it also brings with it significant …

Unpatched Mac bug gives attackers “super user” status by going back in time

Exploiting the five-month-old "sudo" flaw in OS X just got easier.<p>Researchers have made it easier to exploit a five-month-old security flaw that …

Line Accused of Allowing Snooping of Messages

Popular mobile messaging service Line is under pressure in Thailand — its second largest market — where a media report has claimed that messages sent across its service are vulnerable to interception from third parties.<p>Reporters at Telecom Asia say they were able to intercept a chat session on Line …

Hackers Hit Google Palestine and Defaced the Front Page

A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the home page with protest literature. "Uncle google," wrote Cold …

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DNS hack takes The New York Times offline (update: Twitter images were affected too)

For the second time this month, <i>The New York Times</i> has gone offline. This time around, the Syrian Electronic Army is likely to blame, with a Domain Name System (DNS) hack crippling the news org's online operation. The NYT's web servers are still online, however, so the publication has begun tweeting …

Three Banks Lose Millions After Wire Transfer Switches Hacked

mask.of.sanity writes <i>"Criminals have stolen millions from three unnamed U.S. banks by launching slow and stealthy denial of service attacks as a</i> …

Twitter: No Accounts Compromised in Major Leak

A hacker says he gained access to "the entire database of users on Twitter" and has already leaked the account details of more then 15,000 accounts …

“Bloodsucking leech” puts 100,000 servers at risk of potent attacks

Think IPMI admin tool is secure and no one connects it to public addresses? Nope.<p>At least 100,000 Internet-connected servers sold by Dell, HP, and …

Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss Teen USA describes hack

"The light didn't even go on, so I had no idea."<p>Webcam hacking has officially gone mainstream with yesterday's revelation that the new Miss Teen USA, …

Outbrain Takes Recommendation Service Offline After Breach

Outbrain has disabled its content recommendation service after a security breach compromised the websites of several prominent clients. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has taken credit for the attack, which is believed to have affected the Washington Post, Time and CNN.<p>Outbrain issued the …

Deja vu all over again? DOE to workers: We've been hacked

Getting an e-mail from your employer with the subject line "Cyber Incident" usually isn't good news. Especially if you work for the U.S. Department of Energy and it's the second time this year.<p>The Energy Department on Wednesday notified workers that a hack in late July exposed personal information, …

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Philips Hue susceptible to hack, vulnerable to blackouts (update)

Oh, Philips. Why'd you have to make it so easy for ne'er-do-wells to go full Aiden Pearce on Hue smart light users? A recent study by researcher Nitesh Dhanjani reveals that Hue's control portal -- known as the bridge -- uses a shoddy authentication system when communicating with smartphones and …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post Web site

The Washington Post’s Web site was disrupted Thursday morning by a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that apparently launched a coordinated wave of attacks on American news outlets.<p>A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army briefly succeeded in redirecting readers …