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15M users breached? Nah, just an "isolated incident." 60 Second Security

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and catch up on the latest intriguing security stories...

Patreon crowdfunding site hacked - all it takes is one mistake...

Debugging a test version of your website with real data?

Best to have it on a test network, not the real internet!

Window 7 updates have NOT been hacked after all!

Did you see a worryingly weird Windows 7 update notification? "

Just testing," apparently.

BitPay spearphished and loses $1.8 million, insurer refuses to pay


BitPay is embroiled in a legal dispute with its insurer over a commercial crime policy it says should cover $1.8m spear phishing losses.

Mumsnet DDoSed, SWATted, hacked - oh, and change your password, too!

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Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts has announced that an intruder managed to gain access to some parts of the administration functions on the site. Mumsnet also suffered a DDoS attack, and Roberts and another member of Mumsnet were SWATted.

Flash zero-day leaks out from "Hacking Team" hack, patch expected Real Soon Now

Last night we wrote about how Flash troubles come in threes, like those proverbial buses.

Stop the presses! Here comes another one!

You STILL support encryption designed to be crackable in 1995? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch this week's "60 Second Security" - the one-minute news roundup video with attitude!

Woman arrested after hijacking PCs, showing hardcore porn to victims

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Some of the victims were kids. She allegedly posted videos showing her startled victims as she talked to them over their speakers.

Student jailed for using keylogger to up his exam marks

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A university student who plugged keyloggers into his school's computers to snatch staff passwords, access the exam application and jack up five test scores has been jailed.

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle was forced to apologise after its hacked Twitter account spewed out a string of unpalatable tweets.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!


Crackers take over social media accounts of US Central Command

CENTCOM is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East.

Hacking its social media accounts would be a notable stunt...

3 tips for a quieter Christmas than Sony


What can you do so that, when your users return from vacation, you reduce the chance of a 'Sony moment' all of your own?

Here's our advice...

Yes, ICANN keep your data safe...oops, sorry, no I can't - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Time for the latest episode of our weekly 60 Second Security video!

The news, in just one minute...enjoy.

Sony Pictures calls on media to stop publishing its "stolen information"

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has warned the media not to publish the details of anything that was stolen in last month's hack by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace (GOP).

If the government confiscates your spyware, where does it end up? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

An entertaining way to turn news into knowledge...and it only takes a minute!

"That's not a hack..." - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video.

One week of news in one amusingly informative minute...

Has the PlayStation Network really been hacked? Should you change your password?


A smallish sample of usernames and passwords allegedly stolen from the PlayStation Network (PSN), Windows Live and 2K Gaming Studio has been leaked by a trio of crackers.

Real or hoax?

Dropbox passwords leaked, third-party services blamed

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Hundreds of Dropbox logins were posted on Pastebin and Reddit, but it turns out they were stolen from a third-party service months ago, Dropbox says. So why did some of those passwords work, as Reddit users claimed? Think password reuse.