Monthly Archives: June 2011
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.
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?
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.
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.
David Schwartzberg, a Senior Security Engineer at Sophos, shares his impressions of the SC Congress held in Toronto.
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.
After more than seven years, the MyDoom worm is still being regularly intercepted in Sophos's spam traps.
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!
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.
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.
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?
The CIA's website is currently inaccessible, having apparently fallen foul of a LulzSec distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
The prevalence of Autorun malware appears to have dropped significantly, following Microsoft pushing out an update to change the behaviour of the Windows technology.
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.