With a cybercrime plan as poorly thought out as this, maybe it's no wonder the Soviet Union didn't survive.
Little blue boxes from Tiffany & Co. are the stuff of dreams for many. Don't let an unexpected email delivery - apparently from the company - make you so giddy with an excitement that you end up with a computer nightmare.
Malware targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems has been a major trend for the last six months. With easy pickings to be had from mom-and-pop shops, this pattern is only going to grow until people start fighting back with better system security, and ideally better payment card systems.
Virus Bulletin's Technical Director John Hawes takes a look....
Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.
Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.
Last year Sophos looked at Wi-Fi security in London and Sydney and the results weren't fantastic.
So we thought it was time to make a short revision video, just in time for 2013 Cyber Security Awareness Week in New Zealand.
Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out.
Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.
It's "a public service on a public connection to other public servers", the operator of RageBooter told Brian Krebs, and if sites don't like getting their socks knocked off in DDoS attacks, they should fix recursive DNS and default DNS server settings.
Oh, and yes, he says, he not only cooperates with the FBI, he works with them. He's busy on Tuesdays around 1 p.m., so try later if you need to to launch an attack.
The AusCERT 2013 conference has started, so the AusSHIRT 2013 #sophospuzzle is officially live.
See if you can transform the code on the T-shirt and win a prize!
(You don't have to be at the conference to enter.)
Jeffrey Beall, a US academic librarian who uses his Scholarly Open Access blog to write about scholarly publishers' dubious practices, is being threatened with a $1 billion lawsuit by an Indian publishing group.
The call has gone out to Yahoo Japan's 200 million users to change their passwords, after the company warned that it suspected hackers had managed to access a file containing 22 million user IDs.
Join SophosLabs Principal Researcher Gabor Szappanos as he takes you on a fascinating journey into the latest "product" from the PlugX malware factory.
The US Congress sent Google a letter listing eight specific privacy areas concerning Glass that legislators would like to know quite a bit more about. As would many of us, now that you mention it.
It's almost time for the annual AusCERT conference in Queensland, Australia.
And for everyone who's asked, the answer is, "Yes! There's a #sophospuzzle!"
No, you don't have to be there to join in...
In this podcast Chester interviews Parmy Olson author of "We are Anonymous" about her thoughts on LulzSec, their sentencing and the Anonymous movement. Parmy also shares some of her thoughts on Firefox OS and other developments from Mobile World Congress 2013.
The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again - this time adding the scalp of the prestigious Financial Times to its collection of hijacked accounts belonging to well-known media organisations.
The latest entrant into the scary-infrastructure category comes from a technology that feels like it should be warm and fuzzy and definitely should not contribute to your personal and financial details getting ripped off.
Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.
Graham Cluley argues that it's not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.