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Banking Malware ‘Dridex’ is Back!

We’ve all had that moment, those unwanted pop-ups and advertisements on your computer that make you suddenly realise “I’ve got a virus”. It’s one of the things we tend to think happens to others but it…

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Netflix Debates Geoblocking and VPN Use

Following its global rollout to over 130 countries, Netflix has been discussing the reality of its users bypassing geoblocked content via VPN services, admitting that it’s “not obvious” how to prevent it, The Globe and Mail…

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Anonymous Claims They Are Responsible for Crippling Turkey

Anonymous has made recent news with taking part in and claiming hacks against several large groups, their latest campaign being targeted against ISIS (now more commonly known as ISIL or Daesh), with splinter groups even supporting…

DDoS Attacks

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Large Scale DDoS Attempted Take Down of DNS Root Servers

Someone actually tried the impossible on two separate occasions, to take down the internet’s backbone. They did ultimately fail for multiple reasons, but at the same time, they actually got a surprisingly good result out of…

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Exploit Found In Netgear Routers

So we’ve all had those periods where we come home and think our stuff has been moved around, you know when you think you’ve put your keys down beside the door and you find them on…

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Roaming The Open World Of GTA V Money Generator Scams

Grand Theft Auto is a franchise which has captured the imagination of fans with an engrossing open player world and also regular updates which never fail to entertain. But, with every tech development lays the reality…

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Popcorn Time Vulnerability Leaves Users Open to Attack

A security engineer has found a vulnerability in popular pirate movie application Popcorn Time that could leave users’ devices open to being hacked by a “man-in-the-middle” attacker. Antonios Chariton (aka ‘DaKnOb’), a Security Engineer & Researcher…

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New Router Malware Said to Inject Porn into Webpages

Security experts are said to have found a new type of malware that attacks routers and injects unwanted ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router’s DNS settings. While the malware can hijack nearly every…

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Nubem Start to Offer a Free Dynamic DNS Service

Nubem, an emerging service providers in cloud computing technologies, has announced that it will start offering a Free Dynamic DNS service to all customers. For those who do not know, Dynamic DNS, or DDNS, is the…

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Latest Sony Leaks Reveals How MPAA Want To Change DNS

It’s no secret that the MPAA are wanting to take stronger measures against piracy, but recent Sony leaks suggest they’re pushing to crack down even harder than they already are; they want to target the internet’s…

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Craigslist Knocked Offline

Craigslist was knocked offline yesterday (Sunday) and at the time of writing, it still hasn’t come back. The suspected DNS hijack was previously redirecting visitors to a website called Digital Gangster. The Next Web points out that…

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Virgin Media Customers Lose Service After Internal Error

A number of Virgin Media customers found themselves starved of internet access last weekend, as a bug crashed the ISP’s child filtering system. The Websafe service is utilised by Virgin to prevent children seeing inappropriate content, a system used by all…

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Hacker Diverts Traffic from 19 ISPs to Steal a Large Sum of Bitcoins

It is said that researchers over at Dell’s SecureWorks security division have uncovered a series of hacking attempts in which a bitcoin thief redirected a portion of online traffic from 19 ISPs, including data from Amazon,…

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Trans-Atlantic Network Outage Affecting Internet Traffic Between US & EU

Over the last few hours we have been hearing a lot of people comment through the likes of Facebook that they are having problems in getting online to a number of major and smaller sites around…

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Hackers Target E-Banking Users By Exploiting Router Vulnerabilities To Hijack the DNS

There have been reports about critical vulnerabilities in a variety of routers, including Cisco, TP-Link, ASUS, TENDA and Netgear among others, all of which can be found in a normal household. According to Polish Computer Emergency…

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Some TP-Link Routers Found Vulnerable To Exploits

Several TP-Link routers have been found to be vulnerable to webpage based DNS hijacking attacks. Worryingly the researcher who uncovered information about this vulnerability, Jacob Lell, has also found “an active exploitation campaign,” aimed at the…