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LinkedIn users sue over service's "hacking" of contacts and spammy ways

Four users have filed a class action lawsuit over the way LinkedIn harvests email addresses without permission and then sends them marketing blurb.

Anonymous hacker @ItsKahuna sentenced to 3 years for hacking police sites

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John Anthony Borell III, aka "@ItsKahuna", admitted to attacking a slew of police sites in an operation that included exposing the personal details of thousands.

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

Lady Gaga rallies Little Monsters against Applause 'hackers'

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, has stirred up her Twitter followers by taking foul-mouthed aim at 'hackers' who leaked her latest single.

Lee Munson asks, "Is this proof that not all 'data breaches' are bad for business?"

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Last weekend featured more wireless networks than I've ever seen, a flying drone, Python, a lot of Raspberry PIs and a whole load of talented young people - all in the aid of the Cyber Security Challenge.

Mark Zuckerberg's own Facebook timeline hacked by Palestinian researcher

Mark Zuckerberg's own Facebook timeline hacked by Palestinian researcher

What do you do if Facebook doesn't take your vulnerability report seriously? This security researcher decided the best way to get Facebook to listen was go right to the top - he hacked Mark Zuckerberg's page.

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

The FBI is investigating Wolf's claims that her webcam was hacked and that an extortionist demanded money to keep nude photos out of the public eye. She's only one of many victims, but she's turned her alleged victimization into a platform from which to educate teens about the dangers of cybercrime and how they can protect themselves.

Baby-monitor hacker spies on and swears at sleeping 2-year-old

Baby-monitor hacker spies on and swears at sleeping 2-year-old

A hacker took over a baby monitor in a home in the US city of Houston, Texas, to spy on a 2-year-old girl, to broadcast obscenities at the child, to swivel the camera so as to watch her shocked parents as they came in, and to then call the parents insulting names.

Five Gonzalez sidekicks charged with massive 160 million credit card number theft

Five Gonzalez sidekicks charged with massive 160 million credit card number theft

A US Attorney has announced charges against five men in connection with one of the biggest global data theft campaigns ever seen. Accused of working alongside Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in jail for his role in several waves of data breaches, the gang's activities may have cost their targets hundreds of millions of dollars.

Ibrahim Balic takes credit for Apple Dev Centre "attack", but will he shoulder the blame?

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The Apple Dev Centre data breach has taken an intriguing turn, with a self-styled security researcher calling himself Ibrahim Balic taking the credit. He's even made a video showing what he did.

But will he end up shouldering the blame? Tell us what you think...

Apple takes Dev Center down for days, finally admits, "We got owned!"

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Cynics speculated that recent "extended maintenance" on Apple's Developer Center was really shorthand for "we got owned."

Apple has finally come out and admitted it...

Keyjacking, Ubisoft data breach, Apple QuickTime holes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the first 60 Second Security video of July, looking into some of the intriguing and interesting security stories of the past week.

Neatly compressed into a minute of video, why not give it a whirl?

AT&T hacker and internet troll 'Weev' appeals 41-month prison sentence

AT&T hacker/Internet troll 'Weev' appeals 41-month prison sentence

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.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Don't worry, here's a little roundup of everything we wrote.

Stolen webcam video listed at $1 per female victim, $1 per 100 male victims

Stolen webcam video listed at $1 per female victim, $1 per 100 male victims

Do only the truly paranoid stick bandages over their webcams so they don't get surreptitiously recorded? Well, a BBC producer posing as a computer security enthusiast talked to webcam hackers who said that the hack is simple to do.

FDA tells medical device makers and hospitals to strengthen security

FDA tells medical device makers and hospitals to strengthen security

The FDA hasn't seen patient deaths or injuries, but it has seen malware clogging up hospital equipment, passwords passed around like candy, and disregard for updating/patching old equipment.

EU to vote on harsher penalties for hackers

EU to vote on harsher penalties for hackers

Illegal hackers will face at least two years in prison, botnet creators and herders are looking at three years, and those who go after critical infrastructure will be jailed for at least five - and the proposed directive takes pains to protect pen testers and whistleblowers.

LinkedIn flips the two-factor authentication switch

LinkedIn flips the two-factor authentication switch

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of getting its socks knocked off in an attack that saw 6.5 million passwords swiped. Thanks: that's a good anniversary gift, LinkedIn.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.