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Nude celeb selfies doxing prompts 4chan to change policy

Nude celeb selfies doxing prompts 4chan to change policy

4chan says it's now going to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which allows content owners to get illegally shared material removed, after it served as the launchpad for the recent nude celebrity photo theft scandal.

Apple, please provide better protection for iCloud - Secure our Selfies!

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In the wake of exposed candid celebrity photos Apple recommends using two-step verification. Would this have made a difference? Should Apple strengthen its authentication options?

Jennifer Lawrence naked photo scandal - Apple and FBI to investigate

The FBI and Apple respond to celebrity nude photo theft

The FBI are 'addressing' the matter of stolen nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and other celebs. Meanwhile, Apple also said that it is "actively investigating" the theft after it was alleged that the photos were stolen from iCloud accounts.

Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, 98 other celebs' nude photos leaked online

JLaw and other celebrities hacked as nude images circulate online

The anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to the private photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as images of 99 other celebrities, allegedly via Apple's iCloud storage system.

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.

Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft's reading Skype messages

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?

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.

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.

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.

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Uncool hacker blamed for unrevealing swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

Hacker blamed for stolen swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

American singer Victoria Justice is not happy that someone (she blames a hacker) has leaked swimsuit photos of her onto the internet.

And she's quite right to be upset - both with the hacker, and the website that published them.

The 'What's Worse Security Championships finals' - Vote now

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To honour the March Madness sporting finals, we adapted the concept and launched our very own What's Worse Security Championships. Join the thousands of others and place your vote now in the finals.

The 'What's Worse Security Championships'

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With March Madness Basketball in full swing in America, we thought it might be fun to try and adapt the concept of sport championships to the land of IT security.