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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.

NYPD detective charged with hiring email hackers to break into colleagues' personal accounts

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A NYPD detective has been arrested for hiring an email hacking service to pinch the login details for at least 43 personal email accounts and one cell phone belonging to at least 30 individuals.

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.

Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.

Sony hacking suspect smashes computers to get out of prosecution

Sony hacking suspect smashes computers to get out of prosecution

The Columbus, Ohio man has been sentenced to one year of house arrest for stymying an FBI investigation into the 2011 hacks, which saw millions of online players' data breached.

Seriously, this is how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion

Seriously, this is how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion

Satirical news publication The Onion has gone into detail about how hackers managed to steal its passwords, access its internal emails, and hijack its Twitter account.

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Former Reuters editor Matthew Keys pleads not guilty to giving logins to Anonymous

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.