Monthly Archives: June 2011

LulzSec, Anonymous and other hacks - should I change my password?

LulzSec, Anonymous and other hacks - should I change my password?

With all the data breaches in the news lately, it's hard to know whether you've been affected. Lots of people are asking, "Should I change my password?"

Helpful Sydney infosec guy Daniel Grzelak can help you answer that question.

Bitcoin currency collapse - where next for digital cash?

Bitcoin wallets: Protect your digital currency

Bitcoin is an anonymous digital cash system. If you're worried about data breaches, privacy, identity theft, unwarranted surveillance and more, it sounds great.

Sadly, however, the Bitcoin infrastructure has suffered a catastrophic data breach of its own.

SOCA website scalp claimed by LulzSec in apparent DDoS attack

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SOCA website falls off the net as LulzSec hackers announce it is their latest target.

Hackers may face 20 years in jail if seen to threaten US national security

Hackers may face 20 years in jail if seen to threaten US national security

US congress is being lobbied to increase sentences for those who break into government computer networks, meaning that hackers could find themselves facing 20 years behind bars.

Are such sentences the best way to prevent companies being hacked in future?

Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

Look out! Outlook phishing form spammed out

Outlook users are targeted by phishing scam that poses as an account reconfiguration form.

Don't make life easy for cybercriminals, and treat emails like this with suspicion.

How hackers tried to break into my wife's 1&1 account - via the phone

How hackers tried to break into my wife's 1&1 account - via the phone

Sophos senior security engineer David Schwartzberg describes how scammers tried to break into his wife's online account at web-hosting firm 1&1 - via the telephone.

BeautifulPeople dupes media with Shrek virus publicity stunt

BeautifulPeople dupes media with Shrek virus publicity stunt

Shrek virus targets ugly people on dating website?

It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it's not April 1st and the world's media seems to have fallen for it.

Sophos at SC Congress Toronto 2011

Sophos at SC Congress Toronto 2011

David Schwartzberg, a Senior Security Engineer at Sophos, shares his impressions of the SC Congress held in Toronto.

The Amazing Orgasm Facebook scam (NSFW) - don't think with your trousers

The Amazing Orgasm Facebook scam - don't think with your trousers, show some common sense

If only everyone had a cold shower before logging into Facebook..

The President is finally taking charge? No, a Facebook phishing attack

The President is finally taking charge? No, a Facebook phishing attack

Phishers are after your Facebook login details again, this time by spreading a link which purports to be a video of Barack Obama.

Japan makes virus creation illegal

Japan makes virus creation illegal

People who write or deliberately spread malware can expect to be fined or receive up to three years in prison, under laws enacted by the Japanese parliament today.

Please update your anti-virus.. at least once every five years

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After more than seven years, the MyDoom worm is still being regularly intercepted in Sophos's spam traps.

HSBC phishers disguise attacks as Wimbledon tickets prize

HSBC phishers disguise attacks as Wimbledon tickets prize

Beware of emails claiming that you have won free tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

You could be about to be phished for your banking details!

Riot in Vancouver - how funny was it?

Riot in Vancouver - how funny was it?

A tiny proportion of the 100,000 who watched the Stanley Cup final in Vancouver were involved in the shameful rioting which followed the Canucks' defeat. But a surprising number lurked on the periphery, larking around, taking photos and laughing as the destruction continued.

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.

Study reveals scale of fake tech support call scams

Study reveals scale of fake tech support call scams

More and more people are reporting that they have received bogus support calls out of the blue, offering a free security check of their home PC.

Learn more and listen to our tips on how to protect yourself.

LulzSec? Hackers? Here's a real challenge...

LulzSec? Hackers? Here's a real challenge...

If you consider yourself a hacker and you have time to spare, how do you spend it?

Are you tempted by DDoSes and gratuitous break-ins, just for the lulz, or are you ready to help?

CIA website brought down by DDoS attack, LulzSec hackers claim responsibility

CIA website brought down by attack, LulzSec claims responsibility

The CIA's website is currently inaccessible, having apparently fallen foul of a LulzSec distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

USB Autorun malware on the wane

USB Autorun malware on the wane

The prevalence of Autorun malware appears to have dropped significantly, following Microsoft pushing out an update to change the behaviour of the Windows technology.

Poll: Do you find LulzSec's activities amusing?

Poll: Do you find LulzSec's activities amusing?

Are LulzSec amusing you with their DDoS attacks, website hacks and exposure of personal information? Or are you just not getting the joke?

Take our poll now.