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Google says phishing attacks are the biggest risk to web users

A Google study has found phishing attacks crafted by scammers are a far bigger threat than keyloggers and reusing passwords. Thieves obtain over 250,000 valid sets of credentials for Gmail accounts each week, illustrating the scale of the problem.

Rise in websites using your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

More websites are including cryptocurrency miners that use your device's CPU to generate digital coins. After a miner was found on The Pirate Bay last month, more torrent sites have added scripts. Hackers are also adding miners to websites they hijack.

Deloitte suffered silent data breach it took six months to find

Deloitte has confirmed a data breach allowed attackers to steal confidential client emails. The incident went unnoticed for months and only became public knowledge after a Guardian report today. It was caused by a basic email security lapse.

Google pulls 500 Android apps over spyware backdoor fears

Google has removed over 500 Android apps from Google Play after security researchers discovered they could be used to download spyware. All the apps used an advertising network that contained code capable of stealing data from users.

Shipping industry at risk of cyberattacks by hackers and pirates

Hackers are increasingly targeting shipping firms to extract business information, attempt audacious frauds and steal goods from vessels. Members of the security industry warned shipping firms are often unaware of the dangers.

Microsoft sees cyberattacks as part of the 'fabric of society'

Microsoft has warned that artificial intelligence could "reset" cybercrime and the techniques used to combat it. AI is being used to tackle emerging threats but is also powering a new generation of malware created by elite attackers.

Cyberattacks: What businesses can do

The threat from the destructive piece of ransomware, dubbed WannaCry, has dissipated, but this doesn’t mean businesses are no longer vulnerable to attack. We take stock of the best advice for businesses.

Cell phones charging are at greatest risk from hackers

Cell phones, as with websites and other forms of communications equipment, are at risk from hacking. A major vulnerability arises with smartphones when they are charging, according to a new study from the New York Institute of Technology.

'Vigilante' worm fights Mirai botnet for control of your devices

A new worm is rapidly spreading across the Internet in search of vulnerable smart home appliances. Curiously, it's believed its author is a vigilante white-hat hacker, aiming to fend off the dangerous Mirai botnet that's coordinating IoT attacks.

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain: police

Madrid - The wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump's US election victory.

Critical web server bug puts thousands of sites at immediate risk

Administrators in charge of web servers used by major apps, governments and banks are scrambling to install patches for a potentially catastrophic vulnerability found in a popular web development framework. The flaw is being actively exploited.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

Barcelona - Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

Microsoft's president pushes for a digital Geneva Convention

At the RSA security conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s President brought up an intriguing idea: what about a digital Geneva Convention?

Yahoo: 'State-sponsored' actors behind biggest data breach ever

Yahoo has said it believes "state-sponsored" actors were behind a massive data breach in 2013 that it only revealed today. The company said one billion user accounts could be affected. Customers have been advised to change all their passwords.

Popcorn Time ransomware encourages you to infect your friends

A nasty new strain of malware is making the rounds. It is spreading by using a devious tactic that hasn't been observed before. If you get infected, you can choose to pass the ransomware onto two of your friends and get your files decrypted for free.

Gooligan malware breaches over one million Google accounts

A new strain of malware called Gooligan has successfully breached over one million Google accounts, according to security researchers today. The "alarming" campaign uses malicious apps designed as real ones to gain control of accounts.

Webcam company recalls devices that caused internet outage

Chinese webcam manufacturer Xiongmai has announced it is recalling many of its products in the wake of last week's internet outage. The attack affected sites including Spotify and Twitter and is believed to have been triggered by hijacked 'smart' devices.

Sinister new malware hints at future of undetectable viruses

A security researcher has discovered a strain of Microsoft Office malware that utilises a simple but effective technique to evade detection by analysts. While it is relatively unsophisticated, it points to the future challenges of combating cybercrime.

New ransomware prevents Windows from loading until you pay up

A potentially devastating new ransomware discovered in the wild goes to new lengths to convince you to pay up. After encrypting your entire hard drive, Mamba overwrites your PC's master boot record, preventing it from starting Windows.

Malware-infected USB sticks delivered to mailboxes in Melbourne

Australia's Victoria Police Force has warned homeowners not to use USB sticks being dropped through the mailboxes of one Melbourne suburb. It comes after a recent flood of reports from members of the public who have found compromised unmarked drives.

America's 911 system could be crippled by 400,000 infected phones

Researchers have outlined how attackers could disable America's nationwide 911 emergency line using a botnet of 400,000 infected smartphones. The number would be sufficient to cripple the network and leave it overloaded, preventing people from dialling.

Bitcoin users warned of attack by 'state sponsored' hackers

A leading Bitcoin information site has warned its users the release of a new version of the Bitcoin software could be targeted by "state sponsored attackers." However, the country planning the attack hasn't been revealed and many members are sceptical.

Nasty Android malware spreads through Google's online ad network

Security researchers have discovered a severe form of malware that is spreading quickly through Google's online ad network. Targeting Android users, the malware downloads as soon as a user visits a page with an infected ad, making it a serious threat.

Internet bug lets hackers intercept your browsing to send malware

A major vulnerability in Linux has been discovered that allows hackers to intercept connections to websites and inject malicious code into their source. It affects several major publishers, giving attackers an easy way to infect machines.

Complex malware hides on government's computers for five years

A sinister form of malware known as Project Sauron has been spying on computers at major organisations, including governments, for over five years, according to researchers. It has been named 'Sauron' after Lord of the Rings references in its source code.

Oracle's hugely popular point-of-sale payment system hacked

Computing giant Oracle has warned customers of its MICROS point-of-sale payment systems that cybercriminals have infected the service with malicious code. The software is used in 180 countries. The attack could explain a recent series of retail thefts.

'No More Ransom' helps you recover data after a malware attack

A new website set up by Europol, Intel and Kaspersky to help resist the threat of ransomware could allow you to recover encrypted data for free. The site is designed to stop people paying ransoms to malware creators as this makes the problem worse.

Mobile network flaw puts millions of phones at risk of hijacking

A flaw in code used by essential components of the world's telecoms infrastructure could allow cybercriminals to gain complete control of mobile networks and millions of smartphones. The bug is present across the industry and will never be fully patched.

Microsoft patches 20-year-old critical Windows printing bug

Microsoft has patched a major flaw in all supported versions of Windows that allows hackers to install malware on your computer through the system print spooler. The vulnerability could give attackers an easy way to infect devices connected to a network.

Latest ransomware permanently deletes files, even if you pay

Ransomware is a rapidly growing form of malware and is proving greatly effective. Not every piece of ransomware is the same though, as one recent discovery proved. A new scam circulating online leaves out the encryption, simply deleting all your files.
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