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Ethical hacking organisation site hacked, defaced with Snowden's passport

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The attacker says it's just the tip of the iceberg, claiming that s/he's "sitting on thousands of passports" belonging to law enforcement and military personnel.

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?

Loyaltybuild attack: 500,000 people may have had credit card details stolen

Loyaltybuild attack: 500,000 potential victims of credit card detail theft

Thousands of people across Europe and, more specifically, in Ireland have had their credit card and personal details stolen after a company which runs reward schemes was hacked.

Bitcoin forum hacked in aftermath of Silk Road takedown

Bitcoin forum hacked in aftermath of Silk Road takedown

Bicointalk.org was hacked on Wednesday, just hours after the FBI shut down online marketplace Silk Road. The site's administrator, who admitted that the attack was "worse than I thought", is offering 50 Bitcoins (around $6,500) to the first person to explain in detail how the attack occurred.

"Stop spy on us!" 14 NASA sites hacked

'Stop spy on us!' 14 NASA sites hacked

Hacker BMPoC posted a deface page and message on all 14 hacked NASA websites that link their attack to possible US military intervention in Syria, as well as to US spying on Brazil.

Google Palestine hijacked: hackers say rename Israel to Palestine, listen to RiRi

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Google's domain serving the Palestinian territories, Google Palestine, was hijacked on Monday by hackers urging Google to rename Israel to Palestine in Google Maps (and the rest of us to listen to Rihanna).

Syrian Electronic Army brings down Twitter and The New York Times through domain name provider hack

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The Syrian Electronic Army attacked an internet domain name provider today taking down for a short time the websites of The New York Times and Twitter for some users,

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.

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland has suffered a "sophisticated and sustained" attack in which two encrypted databases were accessed. It says it's found no evidence that data was stolen but has reset customers' passwords to be on the safe side.

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.

Kudos for good security practices, guys.

Hacked email accounts unleash waves of weight loss spam

Hacked email accounts unleash weight loss spam tidalwave

A weight loss spam campaign, being sent from hacked email accounts, is being seen in extremely high numbers.

SophosLabs expert Fraser Howard investigates.

Twitter account hack epidemic - Don't fall for "CNBC" spam!

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Throughout the month of June, Twitter accounts have been getting hacked and have subsequently been sending spam that links to fake CNBC news articles. Be cautious about links in direct messages or tweets, even if they're sent from a friend's account!

Bitcoin exchange gets attacked and loses cash...again!

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The Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica took its servers offline after they discovered $90,000 USD worth of bitcoins was stolen from its systems. This is the second time this year Bitcoinica have been targeted.

What do I do if my Twitter account is hacked?

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Many Naked Security readers ask for assistance when their accounts are hacked, or when their friends, family and colleagues need assistance. This article explains the steps needed to safely reacquire control of your Twitter account.

Second Dutch security firm hacked, unsecured phpMyAdmin implicated

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Dutch security firm Gemnet has suffered a data breach including administrative credentials. Parent company KPN has suspended sister company Gemnet CSP's certificate signing operations.

NASA hacker arrested, perhaps it is time for some defense?

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A hacker in Romania has been arrested and accused of breaking into NASA and causing $500,000 in damages.

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.

Microsoft's YouTube channel has been hacked

Hacker hijacked YouTube channels to milk AdSense for money

Hackers have taken control of Microsoft's official YouTube channel, removing the company's videos and replaced them with their own.

Sony suffers another security scare - 93,000 user accounts broken into

Sony suffers another security scare - 93,000 user accounts accessed

Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.