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Adult FriendFinder hacked, users' intimate details exposed on Dark Web


Adult FriendFinder, a website billed as a way for people to "find friends, sex, flings and hookups," has had a serious data breach. Now millions of people who thought they were using a discrete service to find casual sex have had their private information exposed online.

Snapchat says fat spam is not its fault

Snapchat says fat spam is not its fault

Have your Snapchat friends taken to calling you fat recently? If so, don't get mad at them - their suggestion that you pop a weight loss pill is probably the result of having their account hacked.

CNET website and 1 million passwords compromised by Russian hacker group

CNET hacked

CNET, the popular tech news and reviews website, was compromised over the weekend by Russian hackers called "W0rm," CNET's parent company confirmed yesterday.

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

A new study publicized this week claims that almost half of all American adults have had their personal data hacked in the past year. Headline-grabbing truth-stretching? Or have 110 million Americans really been hacked?

Dogecoin theft prompts temporary Doge Vault shutdown


Much hack. Very compromise.

Ethical hacking organisation site hacked, defaced with Snowden's passport

Edward Snowden passport

The attacker says it's just the tip of the iceberg, claiming that s/he's "sitting on thousands of passports" belonging to law enforcement and military personnel.

Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?

Loyaltybuild attack: 500,000 people may have had credit card details stolen

Loyaltybuild attack: 500,000 potential victims of credit card detail theft

Thousands of people across Europe and, more specifically, in Ireland have had their credit card and personal details stolen after a company which runs reward schemes was hacked.

Bitcoin forum hacked in aftermath of Silk Road takedown

Bitcoin forum hacked in aftermath of Silk Road takedown

Bicointalk.org was hacked on Wednesday, just hours after the FBI shut down online marketplace Silk Road. The site's administrator, who admitted that the attack was "worse than I thought", is offering 50 Bitcoins (around $6,500) to the first person to explain in detail how the attack occurred.

"Stop spy on us!" 14 NASA sites hacked

'Stop spy on us!' 14 NASA sites hacked

Hacker BMPoC posted a deface page and message on all 14 hacked NASA websites that link their attack to possible US military intervention in Syria, as well as to US spying on Brazil.

Google Palestine hijacked: hackers say rename Israel to Palestine, listen to RiRi


Google's domain serving the Palestinian territories, Google Palestine, was hijacked on Monday by hackers urging Google to rename Israel to Palestine in Google Maps (and the rest of us to listen to Rihanna).

Syrian Electronic Army brings down Twitter and The New York Times through domain name provider hack


The Syrian Electronic Army attacked an internet domain name provider today taking down for a short time the websites of The New York Times and Twitter for some users,

CNN, Time and Washington Post redirect users to Syrian Electronic Army site


The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have compromised content recommendation engine Outbrain resulting in visitors to CNN, Time and The Washington Post being redirected to the hacking groups website. BREAKING: SEA claims was hacking the New York Times as Outbrain shutdown.

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland has suffered a "sophisticated and sustained" attack in which two encrypted databases were accessed. It says it's found no evidence that data was stolen but has reset customers' passwords to be on the safe side.

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.

Kudos for good security practices, guys.

Hacked email accounts unleash waves of weight loss spam

Hacked email accounts unleash weight loss spam tidalwave

A weight loss spam campaign, being sent from hacked email accounts, is being seen in extremely high numbers.

SophosLabs expert Fraser Howard investigates.

Twitter account hack epidemic - Don't fall for "CNBC" spam!


Throughout the month of June, Twitter accounts have been getting hacked and have subsequently been sending spam that links to fake CNBC news articles. Be cautious about links in direct messages or tweets, even if they're sent from a friend's account!

Bitcoin exchange gets attacked and loses cash...again!


The Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica took its servers offline after they discovered $90,000 USD worth of bitcoins was stolen from its systems. This is the second time this year Bitcoinica have been targeted.

What do I do if my Twitter account is hacked?


Many Naked Security readers ask for assistance when their accounts are hacked, or when their friends, family and colleagues need assistance. This article explains the steps needed to safely reacquire control of your Twitter account.