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Lenovo Caught Pre-Installing Malware on its Computers Again

Earlier this year, Lenovo was caught pre-installing adware on its computers, eliciting a vociferous backlash from users. The Superfish scandal, however, appears merely to have been its test-run in preparation for its latest ruse: Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkCentres, and…

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Hacking Team Release Ludicrous Statement

This story is so preposterous that I am going to play a little game called; “who are the hypocrites here.” Hacking Team, who recently fell to a cyber attack have released a statement claiming to be…

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Android News App Used to Distribute Hacking Team’s Spyware

The massive (and wonderful) data theft from Hacking Team has revealed that Italian spyware maker was using a fake Android app as a backdoor method of distribution for its Remote Control System. The app, BeNews, which…

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Hacking Team Were Tracking Bitcoin Users

Leaked documents, published by WikiLeaks, have revealed that Italian spyware firm Hacking Team have the ability to track Bitcoin users, and have been selling the software with which to do it to third parties since January…

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How a Hacker Made $45,000 Selling 0Day Exploits to Hacking Team

We previously reported that Italian spyware company, Hacking Team, has been hacked and had 400 GB of data publicly released via torrent websites. Well, Arstechnica reportedly found how easy it was doing business with the latter…

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US Army and Law Enforcement Found Purchasing Italian Spyware

Leaked documents have revealed that US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and DEA, and the US Army have been using an Italian-made spyware package to remotely control people’s computers, while also using it to monitor…

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Here’s How a Hack Took Down Other ‘Legitimate’ Hackers

Before we continue, you might be wondering how could there be ‘legitimate’ hackers. Well, companies such as the one that got hacked, by the name of Hacking Team, exist out there. They usually sell their hacks…

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Amnesty International Releases Anti-Spyware Program

A new piece of software, called Detekt, designed specifically to protect political activists and dissidents from spyware attacks from their own governments, has been unveiled by Amnesty International. Amnesty produced the software in conjunction with three…

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Security Experts Say That USB Security is Fundamentally Broken

The common USB stick has become the most common way of sharing and storing files on-the-go. With this in mind, a variety of malware and viruses were created in an attempt to take control of computers…

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GoZeuS Returns a Month after Authorities Take Measures Against the Malware

Though authorities had taken action against the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker malware which stole hundreds of thousands of banking logins from users and blackmail them for millions of pounds, it seems that the malwares are back. A…

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Russia To Hack Strategic Companies Worldwide Using The ‘Energetic Bear’ Campaign

Reports say that Russia and its government have been hacking energetic companies in Europe, Asia and the US. It comes under a sort of campaign named “Energetic Bear”, which is said to target companies in 23…

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Yahoo! Infected With Malicious Ads, Targets Great Britain, Romania, France and Pakistan

Fox-IT, a security product and service company in the Netherlands, stated that computers visiting Yahoo on January 3 were infected with malware from the Yahoo ad network ads.yahoo.com. Fresh analysis indicates that Yahoo has a handle…

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Thousands Of Idiots Download GTA V PC Installer, Guess What Happened Next!

Many users are clearly eager to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V, even more so when it comes to the PC. So much so that thousands of players are willing to download a huge…