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Facebook fake poses as Prince Harry to con Austrian tradesman

Facebook fake poses as Prince Harry to con Austrian workman

A Facebook user posing as Prince Harry has conned an Austrian floor fitter out of thousands of euros after 'offering' the tradesman a one million pound contract to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace.

Hacker Guccifer reportedly arrested in Romania

Police claim to nab hacker 'Guccifer' in Romania

A man police claim is the celebrity-fixated hacker, Marcel Lazarus Lehel, was arrested at his village on Wednesday.

Hacker Guccifer's latest star-studded data bounty included script for 'Downton Abbey' finale

Hacker Guccifer's latest star-studded data bounty included Downton Abbey finale script

He/she/they could have, but didn't, publish the script for the fourth-season finale. An archive of the hacker's targets show a dizzying array of entertainers, writers, and government and military officials, meaning that even more sensitive data (I know, hard to imagine anything more sensitive than a Downton spoiler) have been accessed.

Rapper 50 Cent faces lawsuit for posting sex video without permission

Rapper 50 Cent sued for posting sex video without permission

The performer said he posted the video - which received close to 4 million views and which the woman said nearly drove her to suicide - to get back at a rival rapper who was "disrespecting" him.

Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

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Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?

Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?

Twitter troll arrested for allegedly threatening US baseball team, execs and even their home field

Twitter troll arrested for allegedly threatening US baseball team, execs and even their home field

The New York Mets fan reportedly is being held in connection with tweeted threats that include sneaking into the clubhouse and putting bombs in everyone's cleats. If this is the work of a fan, who needs enemies?

Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney's pacemaker to thwart hacking

Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney's pacemaker to thwart hacking

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors disabled his pacemaker's wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes".

Hackers turn US health services site into online Ugg boots store

Hackers turn US health services site into online Ugg boots store

For at least the past two months, scammers have been hawking football shirts, Ugg shoes and Armani perfume from hacked US government pages that are actually supposed to provide services such as mental health counseling, suicide prevention and help for drug addicts.

Sextortionist who preyed on Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, turns himself in

Sextortionist who preyed on Miss Teen USA has turned himself in

The 19-year-old Californian man turned himself in to FBI agents on Thursday. If found guilty, he's looking at up to two years in federal prison on the charge of extortion after allegedly hacking more than a dozen women's computers, taking nude images via their webcams, and contacting then in an attempt to get more images out of them.

One Direction fan serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

Psycho Directioner serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

A One Direction Twitter troll played a puerile prank by threatening to purée her pets if the band didn't follow her on Twitter.

Police probe second news group over phone hacking

UK police probe second news group over phone hacking

Police are investigating yet another British newspaper group in the phone hacking scandal that was brought to us courtesy of the now-defunct News of the World and its parent company News International.

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

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Lady Gaga rallies Little Monsters against Applause 'hackers'

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, has stirred up her Twitter followers by taking foul-mouthed aim at 'hackers' who leaked her latest single.

Lee Munson asks, "Is this proof that not all 'data breaches' are bad for business?"

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

The FBI is investigating Wolf's claims that her webcam was hacked and that an extortionist demanded money to keep nude photos out of the public eye. She's only one of many victims, but she's turned her alleged victimization into a platform from which to educate teens about the dangers of cybercrime and how they can protect themselves.

CNN, Time and Washington Post redirect users to Syrian Electronic Army site

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The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have compromised content recommendation engine Outbrain resulting in visitors to CNN, Time and The Washington Post being redirected to the hacking groups website. BREAKING: SEA claims was hacking the New York Times as Outbrain shutdown.

Hacker doxes intimate email between Colin Powell and Romanian politician

Hacker doxes intimate email between Colin Powell and Romanian politician

The former US Secretary of State was forced to put out a statement denying an affair after intimate, lovelorn email made its way online.

Personal data on 72,000 staff taken in University of Delaware hack

Personal data on 72,000 staff taken in University of Delaware hack

The University of Delaware has joined the long line of recent data breach victims, with a compromised university system yielding personal information on 72,000 past and present employees.

UD authorities have notified those affected by mail, and email where possible. Investigators have been called in to pin down the scale of the breach, identify any additional risks and ensure those affected are properly informed.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

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