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SEA hits CNN, may be linked to Microsoft law enforcement info heist

SEA hits CNN, may be linked to Microsoft law enforcement info heist

Microsoft has admitted that spearphishers compromised email accounts at the company, potentially leaking documents "associated with law enforcement inquiries". Just the day before Microsoft revealed the legal data loss, the SEA made another strike, this time targeting news outlet CNN.

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.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

"Mitt Romney almost president" - Fake CNN alert leads to Blackhole malware attack

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In an attempt to cash in on the interest in the upcoming US presidential election, online criminals have begun circulating malicious emails pretending to be CNN news alerts about Mitt Romney pulling ahead in the polls.

Gotye is NOT dead, despite what you may read on CNN iReport

Gotye is NOT dead, despite what you may read on CNN iReport

Twitter was all a flutter this weekend with users reacting to the alleged death of music star Gotye.

And although the news appeared on a CNN website - it doesn't mean you should believe it.

US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia? Malware spreads via Facebook status updates

US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia? Malware spreads via Facebook status updates

A fake CNN webpage is being linked to from Facebook users' status updates, claiming that World War III has begun.

But the real story is the malware waiting to infect your computer.

Japanese Tsunami RAW Tidal Wave Footage - Bogus CNN video scams Facebook users

Japanese Tsunami RAW Tidal Wave Footage - Facebook scammers trick users with bogus CNN video

Facebook users are being tricked into clicking on links which claim to be raw CNN footage of the Japanese tsunami by cold-hearted scammers - as part of a plot to earn money by driving web traffic to take online surveys.

Bill Cosby has NOT died, but rumours fuel hacker scareware attack

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A hoax has spread rapidly over the internet this weekend, claiming that comedian Bill Cosby has died at the age of 72. However, hunting for information about the story can lead your computer into a nasty malware infection. In what Read more…

Johnny Depp has NOT died in a car crash, but hackers exploit rumours

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Hollywood movie actor Johnny Depp, famous for his roles in Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Pirates of the Caribbean, became the unwitting star of an internet hoax.

Hackers hide malware behind CNN headlines about Gaza conflict

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Hackers love to jump on the tails of breaking news stories in their attempt to infect as many people as possible. One of the latest examples we have seen is a campaign of spammed-out messages that claim to come from Read more…

Twitter: Britney, Barack, Rick and Fox News weren't phished - they were hacked

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The guys at Twitter have posted more information on their website about the high profile accounts (belonging to the likes of Britney Spears, Barack Obama, Fox News, CNN's Rick Sanchez and others) that were compromised on their website today. Fascinatingly, Read more…

Has Britney Spears had her Twitter account phished?

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(Read the update to this story: Twitter: Britney, Barack, Rick and Fox News weren't phished - they were hacked). Could Britney Spears, the troubled pop princess, have become the victim of the phishing scams that have shaken Twitter users in Read more…

CNN Video malware campaign

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Since yesterday we have started seeing a malware campaign purported to be coming from legit CNN networks, with a subject line reading "CNN.com Daily Top 10". This is especially harmful for those who actually subscribe to CNN breaking news service, Read more…