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Lucrative pay offered India hackers to work for ISIS

Lucrative pay offered India hackers to work for ISIS

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Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.

RSA event asking security execs for Twitter passwords

RSA event asking security execs for Twitter passwords

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File it under "irony" or "misguided," but executives at some of the world's largest IT security companies willingly gave up Twitter passwords while registering for a security event.

Man pleads guilty in Mass. college student sextortion case

Man pleads guilty in Mass. college student sextortion case

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In a joint statement, the U.S. Attorney Office and FBI's Boston Division announced a guilty plea in a cyberstalking and "sextortion" case in which a Pennsylvania man repeatedly harassed a Boston-area college student online.

Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter account hacked for a few minutes

Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter account hacked for a few minutes

In what is being hailed a model of fast response, the Labour Party moved swiftly last night to regain control of the Twitter account of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, following a hack.

Researchers find two flaws in OAuth 2.0

Researchers find two flaws in OAuth 2.0

Security protocol OAuth 2.0 used by many social networks could allow hackers to stage man-in-the-middle attacks, say researchers who have identified two vulnerabilities.

Tech execs, U.S. officials to meet about terror groups' social media use

Tech execs, U.S. officials to meet about terror groups' social media use

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A meeting between tech executives with White House officials and heads of U.S. intelligence agencies Friday was to be aimed at addressing concerns about terror groups' activities on social media.

Cyberscammers cashout on fake Instagram profiles, porn

Cyberscammers cashout on fake Instagram profiles, porn

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Researchers at Symantec spotted cyberscammers making money using fake Instagram profiles to lure users to adult sites.

Sony PSN downed; hacking group claims DDOS attack

Sony PSN downed; hacking group claims DDOS attack

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The hacking group Phantom Squad is claiming responsibility for a DDOS attack that brought down Sony's PlayStation Network offline worldwide for most of the day Monday.

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

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The hacktivist group New World Hacking has claimed to be behind cyberattacks against Trump, BBC and BlackLivesMatter sites.

Cybercriminals using Facebook to push Spy Banker trojan

Cybercriminals using Facebook to push Spy Banker trojan

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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab spotted crooks using Facebook messages to infect users with banking trojans.

Security blogger goes public with findings, irks sites

Security blogger goes public with findings, irks sites

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Vulnerabilities detected by a blogger have put him at odds with Facebook and Instagram and underscores the uneasy balance between exposing flaws for a financial reward, but then being told to not go public with those findings.

4,000 smiley emojis can crash Whatsapp

4,000 smiley emojis can crash Whatsapp

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Troublemakers with enough time on their hands, and strength in their fingers, can crash Whatsapp by piling in 4,000 or so smiley emojis into a message and sending it along.

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

Facebook has ditched insecure Flash in favour of HTML5 for all its videos but will still use Flash in games, and is working with Adobe to secure technology.

Twitter's hacker warning has users scratching their heads

Twitter's hacker warning has users scratching their heads

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An email sent by Twitter late last week warning some users that they may be targeted by state-sponsored hackers has elicited more confusion than concern.

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

ISIS Cyber Caliphate shifts tactics after Obama speech

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After Obama's threat "to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice," ISIS' hacking group issued new cyber suggestions.

Social media in the firing line in battle to stamp out terrorism

Social media in the firing line in battle to stamp out terrorism

The tech world is being urged to try and help in stopping terrorists who might be using social media to recruit, communicate and plan attacks.

Black SEO offered to cyber-criminals

Black SEO offered to cyber-criminals

Trend Micro's new report has shown that Chinese Cyber-criminals are selling SEO services on Apple's App store.

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

Anonymous hacks, 'Rickrolls' ISIS

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When hacking group Anonymous responded to the deadly terror attacks in Paris by threatening ISIS "We will hunt you down," observers may have been left wondering what torturous punishment the group planned.

ISIS issues manual for using the web anonymously

ISIS issues manual for using the web anonymously

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From an IT standpoint it is clear the Islamic terror group ISIS takes its internet security protocols seriously.

Anonymous 'getting in the way' in campaign against ISIS

Anonymous 'getting in the way' in campaign against ISIS

Anonymous' campaign against the Islamic State's internet assets has been criticised as a move that only hinders security and intelligence services attempts to investigate them.

Anonymous shutters 5.5K pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

Anonymous shutters 5.5K pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

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Anonymous claimed it took down 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts on its #OpParis Twitter account.

Anonymous declares war on ISIS after Paris attacks

Anonymous declares war on ISIS after Paris attacks

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Hacker group Anonymous has declared war against ISIS in retaliation for the attacks in Paris on Friday night, in a YouTube video.

Grimsby man shares revenge porn photos of woman from dating website

Grimsby man shares revenge porn photos of woman from dating website

Intimate photos of a woman were posted to a "revenge porn" website by a man she met on a dating website.

Facebook argues for its right to track non-users with 'datr' cookie

Facebook argues for its right to track non-users with 'datr' cookie

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Facebook will appeal a Belgian court's ruling that the social media giant must cease tracking the online behavior of non-Facebook users or pay fines of €250,000 ($269,000) per day.

Apple, Google pull malicious InstaAgent app from stores

Apple, Google pull malicious InstaAgent app from stores

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Google and Apple have both removed the third-party Instagram app InstaAgent from their respective app stores that was busy stealing user passwords.

U.K. business school study finds students 'safer users' on social media

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For all the knocks millennials take for being less cyber aware, some, at least those currently in college, are "safer users" of the internet than their slightly older counterparts, recent college grads, a study by the U.K.'s Kingston Business School revealed.

Islamic State retaliates for drone killing, leaks credentials for 54K Twitter accounts

Islamic State retaliates for drone killing, leaks credentials for 54K Twitter accounts

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Cyber Caliphate hacked and leaked account credentials for more than 54,000 Twitter as well as personal details on U.S. officials.

U.S. officials targeted in spate of Iranian cyber attacks

U.S. officials targeted in spate of Iranian cyber attacks

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a spate of cyberattacks targeting the email and social media accounts of Obama administration personnel in recent weeks.

Snapchat clarifies updated policies, uses layman's terms

Snapchat clarifies updated policies, uses layman's terms

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Snapchat released a statement clarifying that its updated polices are meant to simplify the language and eliminate confusion.

IETF recognizes .onion as special-use domain name

IETF recognizes .onion as special-use domain name

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The formal recognition of the .onion as a Special-use Domain Name by the IETF is "a small and important landmark in the movement to build privacy into the structure of the Internet," says privacy pro Jacob Appelbaum.

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