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Pirates Identify Booty by Hacking Shipping Company

When people talk about “pirates” and “hacking” together, it usually refers to those who release versions of software with the digital rights management systems removed or disabled. In this case, it was different. Revealed as part…

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Hackers Hit Hollywood Hospital With Ransomware

It seems that no system is beyond the reach of hackers out to line their own pockets. For almost an entire week, the Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center has been without its computer systems, due to the…

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Six Arrested in Lizard Squad Crackdown

Six people in the UK have been arrested for using Lizard Squad’s infamous DDoS tool, Lizard Stresser. Operation Vivarium, co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA), was a nationwide initiative involving numerous police forces and Regional…

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FBI Informant Leads Attacks on Turkish Government

A hacker who turned to being an FBI informant in order to avoid prison has been leading cyber attacks on Turkey. Hector Xavier Montague, or better know under the alias Sabu, has been working with the…

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“Oleg Pliss” Apple iPhone Hack Spreads To the USA, UK and New Zealand

On the back of yesterday’s news that Australian Apple Devices were getting hijacked through the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature it turns out that the problem is significantly more widespread than first reported. The ‘Oleg Pliss’ ransomware…

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Microsoft Cold Call Virus Scammer Jailed

If you haven’t had one of those stupid phone calls telling you your computer has a virus, I bet you’ve at least heard from a friend or relative that has. Personally, I have had a couple…

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Criminals Can Recover Personal Details From Used Phones, Even After Factory Reset

A recent Channel 4 investigation into the used phone trade in the UK has exposed some worrying privacy concerns. An investigation into two of the largest pawn brokers that are selling second-hand phones, CEX and Cash…

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Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Creator Of Silk Road, Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

Alleged founder and manager of the Bitcoin based black-market website Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, reportedly pleaded not guilty to all charges raised against him by the US government. The charges against Mr Ulbricht are incredibly serious…

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FBI Seizes Record 144,336 Bitcoins – Worth $28 Million

RT reports that the FBI have just made their biggest seizure of bitcoins to date, a staggering 144,336 worth an estimated $28 million at current market value. The FBI claim to have seized the “secret stash”…

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Cryptic Software And Bournemouth University Team Up To Train Students In Cyber Security

Cyber Security is becoming an increasing concern for everyone; businesses, schools, hospitals, governments and even the everyday home user. That’s why we were quite interested to see security company Cryptic Software teaming up with Bournemouth University to…

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The FBI Admits It Controlled Freedom Hosting Tor Servers

Wired reports that the FBI has admitted to hacking into Freedom Hosting and taking control of it. Freedom Hosting was a Tor powered hosting network that was shut down about 6 weeks ago and infected with user-identification malware.…

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Russian Botnet Taking Over Tor Network, Now Accounts For 80% Of Users

Reports suggest that a Russian Botnet has managed to infiltrate and flood the Tor network. The number of Tor users has been slowly rising as people look to protect themselves from government surveillance and take more…

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41% Of Online Fraud Victims Never Recover Lost Funds Says Kaspersky Report

According to a recent Kaspersky Labs report and survey, things do not look good for online fraud victims. Apparently 41% of victims did not recover any of the lost funds while 45% recovered them all and 14% partially…

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German Security Provider Says 750 PayPal Phishing Sites Are Created Daily

PayPal phishing schemes drive me mad. I probably get about 5-10 emails everyday across my various work and personal email accounts from phishing sites trying to trick me into handing over PayPal details. A German email…

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Tor Powered “Freedom Hosting” Goes Offline From Hacking, Operator Arrested

The Tor service is well known throughout the world as a safe and private networking service that uses other members on the network to protect the identity of everyone. However, Tor has been exploited for illegal…

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EU Adopts Tough Anti-Cybercrime Legislation

Cybercrime is a growing problem of the modern age and on Thursday the European Parliament adopted a new set of rules to fight cybercrime with a more tough stance. The new measures came in with a…