Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hackers break into Tony Blair's webmail server, disclose former PM's address book

Hackers break into Tony Blair's webmail server, disclose former PM's address book

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has his personal address book and details of his friends disclosed by hackers. This is the latest hack in a wave of attacks for political reasons that have targeted corporations and governments alike.

Win Sophos swag by participating in our latest social media survey

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Every year we run an investigation into how many of you are being hit by threats (such as spam, malware and phishing) on social networks. Well, it's that time again!

This year, to encourage you to help us, we're offering a rare and highly coveted shirt to three lucky winners.

Hacker showdown, cable modems at high noon

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Some hackers are taking offense at all the attention Lulz Security has gotten recently and are taking matters into their own hands. Some are trying to disclose their identities, while others are re-hacking previous victims to show off their skill.

Apple fixes critical security issues with Mac OS X update

Apple fixes critical security issues with Mac OS X update

It's time once again to patch your Mac against the latest security vulnerabilities - before they're exploited by malware authors and hackers.

Did a photographer commit suicide after shooting a video? No, it's a Facebook scam

Did a photographer really commit suicide after shooting a video? No, it's a Facebook scam

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to be of a video that a photographer took three days before he committed suicide.

But should you believe them? And, more importantly, should you click on them?

LulzSec hacks Arizona police over immigration issues

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The latest in a string of attacks by LulzSec has targeted the Arizona police, exposing user names and personal information of law enforcement officers as well as sensitive documents.

Cybersharks circle as Aussie tax year ends - so here's some advice for us all

Cybersharks circle as Aussie tax year ends - so here's some advice for us all

Don't assume that fake websites will be obvious because of poor spelling, unprofessional layout or brand inaccuracies.

Here's some advice for our Aussie readers at tax time. Don't worry if you're not in Australia, or you're not worried about your tax affairs: the advice is valid worldwide, year-long.

Beware shortcuts for getting more followers on Twitter

Beware shortcuts for getting more followers on Twitter

There are various different ways of getting more followers on Twitter. But some of them may bring unexpected risks.

Important advisory about Sophos Endpoint and Small Business products

Important advisory about Sophos Endpoint and Small Business products

Sophos has discovered a problem that may be affecting security on a small number of computers running Sophos Anti-Virus or Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. Learn more now.

FBI announces international cyberbusts: scareware peddlers and malvertisers taken out

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"It seems so easy to be a cybercrook - why don't the police do something about it?"

Despite the technical and legal complexities of taking on international cybercrime, the cops sometimes do get their man - or men.

Ryan Cleary charged with LulzSec DDoS attack on SOCA and other websites

Ryan Cleary charged with LulzSec DDoS attack on SOCA

Suspected hacker charged with attacks on SOCA, BPI and IFPI websites.

Fired IT manager hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

Ex-employee hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

Imagine you're giving a presentation to the board of directors at your company. You have your PowerPoint slides all ready, you're projecting onto a 64 inch screen... what could possibly go wrong?

'LulzSec suspect' arrest makes for interesting headlines

'LulzSec suspect' arrest makes for interesting headlines

The arrest of a 19-year-old man suspected of being connected with the LulzSec internet attacks against various organisations has certainly made the headlines. Graham Cluley takes a closer look at the front pages of the UK press.

WordPress plugins Trojanised, spotted, fixed

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WordPress just announced that the source code for three plugins for its popular blog-hosting platform had been Trojanised. Fortunately, the malicious changes have now been removed. Find out what happened and how to fix it.

Firefox releases Version 5; five remote code vulnerabilities fixed

Firefox releases Version 5; five remote code vulnerabilities fixed

Mozilla met its promise by getting Firefox 5 out by the solstice. But finding out exactly what's changed, and whether you need to update, isn't as easy as you might like.

Paul Ducklin ferrets out the security fixes so you don't have to.

LulzSec scam discovered on Facebook - but it's not what you think

LulzSec scam discovered on Facebook - but it's not what you think

A blurred picture of an arrested hacker appears on Facebook, but is everything as it appears?

How a free breakfast day at McDonalds can lead to malware danger

How a free breakfast day at McDonalds can lead to malware danger

Beware emails claiming to offer you a free breakfast at McDonalds - it could be malware!

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

UK police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in the LulzSec hacks and denial-of-service attacks.

Dropbox lets anyone log in as anyone - so check your files now!

Dropbox says it isn't poking around in our stuff

Customers of cloud-based file storing-and-sharing company Dropbox should check on the data they've entrusted to the service, following the company's admission that it messed up its access controls for several hours.