Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

It’s time for this week’s Monday review: all our stories from the past seven days. Enjoy!

General interest

Who reads Naked Security? The results are in….

Why buy a PayPal authentication token if a crook can login without it? [POLL]

Hacking and scams

Hackers hit small US town, steal tax payer data and $400,000

Scammers adopt new eBay logo in short order

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

Rock band Garbage have had their Twitter hacked

“Im getting paid!” – Websites hosted on WordPress hacked due to users’ poor password security

National Weather Service website hacked by Kosova Hacker’s Security

Warning: Here are three emails you don’t want to see in your inbox

Law and order

LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony Pictures attack, faces prison sentence

US court overturns judgement against ex-wife who read cheating hubby’s emails

Gary McKinnon extradition – decision due

Gary McKinnon saved from extradition after ten year fight

Undercover cop outed on Facebook, woman arrested for posting photo

HSBC recovers from DDoS attack, after internet banking services disrupted

Malware and exploits

Beware! DHL Express malware attack appearing in inboxes

The bottom falls out of Facebook email malware

Warning! British Airways e-ticket receipt malware arriving in an inbox near you

Comparative anti-malware tests: the RIGHT way to do them

Illegal content on YouTube? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Mobile devices

Suspected Android SMS malware author arrested in France

42% of lost mobiles have no security in place to protect data, says report

OS and software

Apple gets aggressive – latest OS X Java security update rips out browser support

Privacy and online safety

Anonymous names man they say drove Amanda Todd to suicide

EU tells Google to make its new privacy policy clearer and to give users easier opt-out

Facebook to exclude phone numbers from reverse lookup – for users of two-factor authentication, anyway

The FBI’s “Cyber Surf Island” game aims to promote internet safety amongst students

Apple resumes User Tracking with iOS 6. Here’s how to disable it

Manchester police pay off £150,000 fine for unencrypted USB key

Beware dodgy computer repair work – your data is at risk along with your wallet

Accidental data leak helps wipe $22bn off Google’s stock value

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