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Phishing scam targets Michigan public schools

Unknown attackers used the finance director's email account to request wire transfers from the school district's accounting department.

Darknet gets its first search engine

Grams Darknet Market Search is patterned after Google and can only be accessed through the Tor browser.

Virgin Media email blunder leads to breach affecting 130k

The message snafu affected only customers with a Virgin.net account.

German Aerospace Center discovers spy malware on network

The possibly foreign malware affected all computer systems and left little for investigators to work from because it was designed to self-destruct.

A Starbucks scam is brewing, phishing emails contain Zeus attachment

Emails purporting to come from Starbucks actually come attached with a modified version of the Zeus banking trojan, but numerous spelling and grammar mistakes should give the scam away.

WhatsApp bug allows for interception of shared locations

Researchers identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could enable an attacker to intercept shared locations using a man-in-the-middle attack, or a rogue access point.

Google tweaks its terms of service for clarity on Gmail scanning

The company is currently dealing with a lawsuit that challenges its email scanning practices.

Competition challenges students to think like IT professionals

An upcoming college competition will test students' abilities to defend a simulated small company's servers against possible security threats and attacks while keeping the servers running.

Most Heartbleed detection tools have bugs of their own, firm finds

London-based CNS Hut3 warns that flaws in many Heartbleed detection tools could give companies a "false sense of security."

Two plead guilty for roles in separate Android app piracy groups

Two members of different Android app piracy groups pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

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