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Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Those wearing the cloak of the loose online hacktivist collective of Anonymous have gone after sites and promise to target Twitter and Facebook accounts of terrorists.

'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip, says FBI

FBI: 'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip

FBI director James Comey has stuck to the bureau’s conclusion that the North Korean government is behind the mammoth cyber attack on Sony Pictures, giving out a few more crumbs to explain his conviction.

The mystery of the missing Bitcoins - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy...watch the news in just one minute!

Have the cops busted one of the Lizard Squad?

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The "Lizard Squad" took out Microsoft's and Sony's games networks on Christmas Day.

Everyone involved knew in advance that law enforcement would be *very* interested in whodunnit...

SSCC 179 - What kind of a name is "Lizard Squad"? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our regular security podcast.

This week: phishing, spamming, zombification, SCADA and the Internet of Things, and the curiously named cybervandals that go by "Lizard Squad."

Can malware and hackers really cause giant physical disasters?

Could you really have a hacker or malware initiated meltdown?

Yes, says the 2014 report of the German Office for Information Security...

Lizard Squad member 'Ryan' explains why it's OK to ruin Christmas

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A man claiming to represent Lizard Squad, the group behind the Christmas day attacks on the Xbox and Playstation networks, has explained why they did it.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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From Sony through Pirate Bay to the latest evolution of banking malware...

Here's our weekly roundup so you can catch up easily.

Teenager pleads guilty to massive Spamhaus DDoS attack

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A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to taking part in the 2013 DDoS attack - the largest ever - against Spamhaus and internet exchanges.

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday fix - "Outlook can't connect to Exchange"

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Part of Patch Tuesday is now only partly available as Microsoft recalls its already-delayed Exchange 2010 update.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

12 Days competition: Day 4 - This isn't the iCloud hack you're thinking of

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

'Annie', 'Fury', other Sony blockbuster movies pirated after network attack

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At least five new movies have been leaked online after Sony Pictures' computer systems were attacked last week.

WordPress issues critical security fixes, closing remote anonymous compromise bug and more

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WordPress has just published a critical security release.

If you're still on WordPress 3, this is about as critical as it gets, because one of the fixes closes a "remote anonymous compromise" bug.

Anonymous e-hijacks KKK in wake of threats against Ferguson protesters

Anonymous e-hijacks KKK in wake of threats against Ferguson protesters

Attackers affiliating themselves with the Anonymous brand of hacktivists have resulted in two hijacked Twitter accounts, doxing of alleged Ku Klux Klan members, and 4 DDoSed sites.

100 Bitcoin bounty slapped onto head of blackmailer who DDoSed Bitalo

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No, thank you, we will *not* pay you 1 Bitcoin to stop the attack and teach us about our supposed vulnerabilities, Bitalo said, after being threatened with a DDoS. Instead, we will pay 100x that amount to track you down.

'Anti-Facebook' Ello: swamped with privacy-hungry refugees, bouncing back from DDoS

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Either somebody really, really hates the idea of a social media platform that doesn't sell ads based on user data, or Ello is so popular it got trampled. Either way, it's been an outage-plagued few days for the service that thinks ad-based social networks are corrupt.

Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses, FBI says

Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses, FBI says

Employees with an axe to grind are increasingly sticking it to their current or former employers by carrying out "computer network exploitation and disruption", the FBI says.

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, September 2014 - why even a single-bit data leak is worth fixing

Here's what you need to know about the September 2014 Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft and Adobe...

HealthCare.gov breached, injected with malware

HealthCare.gov breached, injected with DoS malware

Federal health officials have discovered that the US insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov was breached in July, when an intruder uploaded malware with the apparent motive of using the system to launch cyberattacks against other sites.

"Lizard Squad" hackers force PSN offline and Sony exec from the sky

"Lizard Squad" hackers force PSN offline and Sony exec from the sky

Hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" tweeted a bomb threat that forced a plane with Sony Online Entertainment's president on board to divert for an emergency landing on Sunday. At the same time, a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack flooded traffic to Sony's PlayStation Network, forcing the gaming network offline for a short time.