Articles by Lee Munson

About Lee Munson

Lee Munson is the founder of Security FAQs, a social media manager with BH Consulting and a blogger with a huge passion for information security.

Facebook set to clamp down on video piracy

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Videos on Facebook largely belong to other people but that's set to change as the company develops new tools and procedures to quickly identify and remove infringing content.

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

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"Spam King" Sanford Wallace admitted sending 27 million emails through 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts. Now he faces three years behind bars.

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

American TV show, Mr Robot, inspires Chinese web developer to create her own hacking toolkit - hidden away in her high heels.

Google ordered to remove links to 'right to be forgotten' removal stories

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The UK Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Google to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals.

Ashley Madison hackers follow through on threat, dump user database online

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The 9.7 GB dump contains names, emails, addresses, sexual preferences and credit card transactions of 37 million members.

Webcam spy sends couple photos of previous night's Netflix snuggle session

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Unbeknown to the couple, they were actually sharing their movie night with a spy who was watching them via the webcam on their laptop.

FBI catches swatter who said "you can't catch a hacker"

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A Texan teenager has pleaded guilty to one count of threats to kill, after an investigation by the FBI pinpointed him as the source of several hoax bomb threats and "swatting" calls to police in Minnesota, Ohio and Massachusetts.

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation in a bid to remove potentially millions of child sexual abuse imagery from the web.

Officials blame Russia for Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email hack

Officials blame Russia for Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email hack

Russia has been blamed for launching a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email system.

Hacked: yup, even your skateboard isn't safe

Hacked: yup, even your skateboard isn't safe

Security researchers have revealed the latest IoT security blunder by hacking electric skateboards via a Bluetooth controller.

Google defies French global 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google defies French 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google is set to defy a French data authority ruling on the global removal of right to be forgotten links.

Children should have the right to be forgotten, says iRights campaign

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A new children's privacy rights campaign has attracted backing from ministers, business leaders and academics.

Execs face the chop after being hit by data breach

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With the often perceived need to hold someone to account for a data breach, the axe falls to the heads of senior executives.

Hot Lotto security chief found guilty of scamming his own lottery for $14.3m

Hot Lotto security chief found guilty of $14.3m lottery scam

Eddie Tipton was found guilty on two charges of fraud after rootkitting his way to a massive Hot Lotto win.

The psychic, the witch and San Francisco - IT security goes spiritual

The psychic, the witch and San Francisco - IT security goes spiritual

Bay Area witches and psychics are offering services to high-tech companies and CEOs that claim to boost tech profits and mitigate security risks.

Lauri Love rearrested, faces extradition to US on hacking charges

Lauri Love rearrested, faces extradition to US on hacking charges

The DOJ's demand for extradition in a previous UK-US hacking case was overruled; they may not wish to be so easily thwarted this time.

Google slip reveals why people exercise their "right to be forgotten"

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As data reveals only 5% of right to be forgotten requests come from high profile figures and criminals, can we say the ruling has been a success?