Monday review: the hot 27 stories of last week

Filed Under: Android, Data loss, Facebook, Featured, Java, Law & order, Malware, Mobile, Podcast, Privacy, Social networks, Spam, Vulnerability

It's Monday review time - here's a little recap, in case you missed any of our stories last week:

Java flaw

Unpatched Java exploit spreads like wildfire

Java flaws already included in Blackhole exploit kit, Oracle was informed of vulnerabilities in April

Zero-day Java flaw exploited in targeted tax email malware attack

How to turn off Java on your browser - and why you should do it now

Oracle releases out of cycle fixes for Java

Sophos Techknow - All about Java [PODCAST]

Malware and vulnerabilities

FLAMING RETORT: Frankenstein Malware - the future of cyberwar, or just a catchy headline?

Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware

Android malware authors take a crack at the Japanese market

DDoS attack stymies vote in Miss Hong Kong beauty contest

Firefox 15 released: Seven critical vulnerabilities patched and stealthy updates too!

Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

Phishing without a webpage - researcher reveals how a link *itself* can be malicious

Privacy and social networks

Facebook friend added a new photo of you? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Spammers flood Facebook's own Help Center

Dropbox two-factor authentication available to early adopters

Facebook given one week to stop breaching privacy laws

Facebook troll outed as policeman

Facebook glitch lets spear phishers impersonate users' friends and family

Law and order

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

What is the TPP, and why should you care?

Suspected LulzSec member arrested by FBI for Sony Pictures hack

Times reporter arrested over NightJack blogger email hack

Android SMS malware firm fined £50,000 and ordered to refund victims

Data loss

Toyota says it was hacked by ex-IT contractor, sensitive information stolen

Cancer Care Group leaves unencrypted server backups in car, loses data on 55,000 patients and staff

Guild Wars 2 accounts shuttered due to gold-seller hacking and idiocy

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Anna Brading has worked in tech for more than ten years and as a writer with Sophos for over five. She has a love of all things social media, reading and cats (but she's not weird, honest).