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Anonymous and LulzSec trawl Google Code search for security holes

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A new report suggests that Google's Code Search is being used by groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous to find passwords and other private data, gain access to secure networks and decide who their next victim should be.

Personal data of 65,000 FoxyBingo players sold for cash

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A former gambling industry worker who sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty under the Data Protection Act.

Adidas tripped up by cyber attack and takes down sites

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The popular sportswear manufacturer Adidas has suffered a "sophisticated, criminal cyber attack" made against a number of its sites.

Scarlett had her Yahoo eyeballed - how to avoid it happening to you

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Advice for Scarlett Johansson on how to ensure that her Yahoo mail and private photos can *never* be automatically forwarded.

Socialbot Network finds it easy to harvest data from Facebook users

Socialbot Network finds it easy to harvest data from Facebook users

Researchers have claimed that Facebook's inbuilt security systems are "not effective enough" at stopping automated identity theft, after running a large-scale infiltration of the network using Socialbots.

Top journalists' email passwords made public, as scandal impacts over 200,000

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A security scandal is making news headlines in Sweden as claims are made that newspaper journalists and politicians were spied upon, hundreds of thousands of users have their details exposed, and a major blogging portal shuts its doors.

Hackers steal data on nuclear plants and fighter jets

Hackers steal data on nuclear plants and fighter jets

A high-tech military contractor, which suffered an attack from hackers earlier this year, is reported to have lost sensitive data related to defence equipment including fighter jet planes and nuclear power plant plans.

Researcher who found security flaw threatened by firm he was trying to help

Researcher who found security flaw threatened by firm he was trying to help

When security researcher Patrick Webster recently alerted his investment fund company of a glaring security lapse, he was thanked with a legal threat and notice that he just might be billed for the security fix.

National Identity Fraud Prevention Week shares some good tips

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A survey released to tie in with National Identity Fraud Prevention Week reveals that 7% of UK residents, or 4 million of us, have been victims of identity fraud, with the average cost of this being just above £1000.

Massachusetts Attorney General to investigate iTunes fraud

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stated this week that her office will begin an investigation targeting Apple Computers. She is looking into whether Apple is in compliance with her state's data breach notification laws related to fraud occurring on the iTunes store.

China denies hacking high-tech weapon maker

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Accusations fly that China may have been responsible for hacking a weapons maker, while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is criticised for not reporting the attack to the Japanese defence ministry earlier.

Hackers attack high-tech military contractor, break into submarine manufacturing plant

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan's biggest defense contractor, has revealed that it suffered a hacker attack in August that caused some of its networks to be infected by malware.

QR code security risks in the car park

QR code security risks in the car park

QR codes are a highly convenient way to link a physical object to a URL. Point your phone's camera at the 2D barcode and you're instantly taken to a website.

But that's something which can have security consequences, as mobile guru Terence Eden explains.

Hackers steal credit card details at Wisconsin and Tennessee Wilderness resorts

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Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years - hackers may now have your credit card details.

There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack - which could lead to identity theft.

Missing dots from email addresses opens 20GB data leak

Missing dots from email addresses opens 20GB data leak

Security researchers have captured 120,000 emails intended for Fortune 500 companies by exploiting a basic typo.

The emails included trade secrets, business invoices, personal information about employees, network diagrams and passwords.

Bad guys want your Twitter passwords - don't be phished via a DM attack!

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We continue to see Twitter users being targeted by criminal campaigns designed to phish passwords for the site.

The problem is that often they are disguised as direct messages (DMs in Twitter parlance) from your online friends.

Dutch Queen's phone number exposed on net via WikiLeaks

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has her personal phone number released onto the web, via WikiLeaks diplomatic cables.

Even regal grandmothers can find they have been exposed by WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks exposes thousands of sources in written-password SNAFU

WikiLeaks exposes thousands of sources in written-password SNAFU

The cone of silence over WikiLeaks' thousands of sources - many of whose lives are at risk if identified - has been shattered, all thanks to the most mundane, all-too-human security screwup imaginable.

To wit: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote down the password on a piece of paper.

Julianne Hough leaked photos published after phone hack

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Did hackers really hack into Julianne Hough's iPhone and steal her private photos?

The actress/singer/dancer may have not wanted this kind of exposure.

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

It appears that the experts in data leakage have accidentally lost some of their own data. Uncensored copies of the stolen diplomatic cables WikiLeaks was trusted with have been accidentally disclosed.