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Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

Raj Samani, CTO EMEA of Intel Security, has warned of the risks of employees networking online. As social networking sites contain a wealth of information on an organisation, they can be a treasure trove for criminals wanting to carry out email-based attacks.

Dangerous connections: Risky LinkedIn behavior runs rampant, finds survey

Dangerous connections: Risky LinkedIn behavior runs rampant, finds survey

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New research on LinkedIn and social media habits shows that many users are guilty of indiscriminately connecting with online strangers, potentially opening them up to spear phishing schemes and business email compromise scams.

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

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At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.

Tessa88 hacker continues rampage, puts Twitter account info up for sale

Tessa88 hacker continues rampage, puts Twitter account info up for sale

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Already linked to the LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and VK.com breaches, Russian hacker Tessa88 earlier this week claimed access to 379 million Twitter accounts, reportedly offering to sell the leaked database for 10 bitcoins.

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

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Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.

NFL's Twitter account hacked, announces commissioner Goodell's death

NFL's Twitter account hacked, announces commissioner Goodell's death

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The NFL's Twitter account was hacked today with a tweet being posted stating that league commissioner Roger Goodell was dead.

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

It seems that the Facebook founder has committed one of the cardinal sins of cyber-security and used the same password for different accounts, resulting in a public shaming.

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

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A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

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Calling its actions a "cruel reminder of what happens when you don't use proper security hygiene," the hacker group GhostShell doxxed approximately 36 million online accounts from various databases found on public servers that don't require credentials to access.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the Memorial Day weekend.

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.

2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

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Hackers hijacked 2,500 Twitter accounts and used them to spread links for adult content.

Researcher brute forces Instagram, cites multiple internal flaws

Researcher brute forces Instagram, cites multiple internal flaws

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Information security bug-bounty hunter Arne Swinnen used several flaws with Instagram's login system to brute force his way into the social media giant and gain access to member accounts.

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

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The hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria.

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

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A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.

Facebook making its CTF platform available

Facebook making its CTF platform available

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Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.

Twitter blocks intel agencies from data analytics service

Twitter blocks intel agencies from data analytics service

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Twitter blocked U.S. intelligence agencies' access to data provided by a private company that scans Twitter feeds.

Google moves Blogger pages to HTTPS versions

Google moves Blogger pages to HTTPS versions

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In a move to strengthen the security of its Blogger platform, Google launched HTTPS versions of all blogs hosted on the company's blogspot.com domain.

10-year-old Finn nabs $10K Facebook bug bounty for Instagram flaw

10-year-old Finn nabs $10K Facebook bug bounty for Instagram flaw

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A 10-year-old Finn was awarded $10,000 by Facebook's bug bounty program after discovering a vulnerability in the Instagram app.

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

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Minutes before the NFL Draft commenced on Thursday night, an apparent hacker accessed the Twitter account of top prospect Laremy Tunsil and posted an old video of the Ole Miss player smoking from a bong, damaging his value.

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

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Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.

Info on 1.2M BeautifulPeople.com users sold on dark web after breach

Info on 1.2M BeautifulPeople.com users sold on dark web after breach

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The personal information of 1.2 million members of the "exclusive" dating site BeautifulPeople.com is being sold on the dark web.

Facebook social login bug, now fixed, exposed account holders to potential ID theft

Facebook social login bug, now fixed, exposed account holders to potential ID theft

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Facebook has updated its social login process after a security firm found a bug that could have enabled adversaries to steal victims' online identities.

Former Reuters editor sentenced to two years for helping Anonymous

Former Reuters editor sentenced to two years for helping Anonymous

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Matthew Keys, a former social media editor at Reuters, received a two-year federal prison sentence for providing his username and login credentials to a hacker associated with the hacking group

Lizard Squad possibly behind Blizzard DDoS attack

Lizard Squad possibly behind Blizzard DDoS attack

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The hacking group Lizard Squad is taking credit for unleashing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Wednesday against Blizzard that prevented some customers from signing onto Battle.net for several hours.

Facebook will alert users when accounts are impersonated

Facebook will alert users when accounts are impersonated

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Facebook has begun testing a security feature that will alert users when the company suspects their account are being impersonated. The feature intends to cut down on spam and spear-phishing attacks.

Following 'Celebgate' plea, fans leak photos of Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles

Following 'Celebgate' plea, fans leak photos of Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles

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Cybercriminals have allegedly stolen intimate photos from Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles, respectively.

Enigma Software files lawsuit against Bleeping Computer for bad review

Enigma Software files lawsuit against Bleeping Computer for bad review

The makers of SpyHunter - the anti-malware software product, are filing a lawsuit against Bleeping Computer, the tech blog, after one of its moderators posted a bad review of SpyHunter on their forum.

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.

Are your conversations being recorded to target advertisements at you?

Are your conversations being recorded to target advertisements at you?

BBC viewers have been suggesting that their phones had been listening to them then targeting them with adverts related to the things they'd been talking about - so Pen Test Partners checked if it was possible.

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