According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery's mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called "track my order."
Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own...
Police advice if you are hit by CryptoLocker is to take it on the chin, and not to pay up.
That's a pretty hard demand to make of anyone, and all but impossible to insist on for everybody, but you would at least expect the police themselves to follow it...
A bizarre warning is circulating on Facebook urging you not to change your profile picture to a giraffe.
It's a hoax - so please don't spread it, even if you think it's amusing: false alarms just make us collectively less likely to react when there really is a problem.
C'mon BlackHatters! You're way behind the Rest Of World in solving the #sophospuzzle.
There's still time to win that 3D printer!
With these hints, there is no excuse...
No sooner had we launched our "Worst things to ask a sysadmin" poll than we received an anonymous email from a disgruntled sysadmin called Simon Oliver Meone.
He questioned the relevance of the questions in the poll...
The EFF has filed an appeal seeking to free the hacker and self-described internet troll, who exploited a hole in AT&T's publicly facing website to siphon the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners.
After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.
Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...
Here you go.
All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
Sophos Vancouver steps up to raise funds for men's health research and wins some contests in the process.
Some Sophos customers have reported detections today of Shh/Updater-B. Sophos would like to reassure users that these are false positives and are not a malware outbreak.
In computer security history, the word Ska is most notably associated with a widespread mass-mailing virus also known as Happy99.
Happily, that association has recently been subsumed by an ambitious astronomical project - one which brings astonishing computer science challenges all of its own.
First there was a warning that there were zombies on the road ahead..
Now it's the turn of the Daleks.
Here is the full text of the #sophospuzzle from this year's AusCERT T-shirt.
Cut, paste, solve and get in the running to win a NERF gun.
According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users' content from their servers as soon as Thursday - regardless of whether or not the content is legal.
Police in the US use XBox 360 and PS3s as key parts of investigations. With police now cooperating more closely with companies like Microsoft, is it time to ask for greater transparency about their relationships?
Join Chester Wisniewski and James Hilliard for a webcast covering the latest security developments from the second half of 2011 on January 26th, 2012 at 19:00 UTC/2PM Eastern time.
Check out the country-by-country medal count for the 2011/2012 #sophoscrossword!
You'll also find hints (if you got stuck along the way but still want to finish under your own steam) or a full solution (if you just want the answers).