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Another newly discovered bug in OpenSSL opens up the potential for an attacker to read and steal your information without you being able to detect it, but it's still nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed.
Apple has issued a statement regarding the latest security breach in Australia saying that iCloud has not been compromised, but the users should change their passwords to prevent any damage.
The FBI has charged three men for a series of cyber attacks against computer systems used by Microsoft and other companies and used them to get early builds of Xbox 360 and PC games.
Under Yahoo, Tumblr has become the latest web-based service to offer two factor authentication for logins in order to provide additional security to users and counter unsolicited login attempts.
Popular Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, has announced that it has suspended withdrawals following a denial-of-service attack and will be cancelling transactions that took place over last two days as well.
Documents previously leaked by whistleblower Ed Snowden were further revealed yesterday by NBC News. The documents revelations include some of the "underground" tactics GCHQ implemented.
Comcast was recently hacked by the group NullCrew_FTS exposing user accounts and passwords for potentially millions of users. The security flaw was linked to their mail servers.
The FBI has released a confidential statement to retail companies warning them of future attacks, as well as the potential dangers of malware infections.
An Australian teenager may face arrest after being reported to police by the Melbourne Public Transport Department, after he helpfully reported a security hole in their website.
Target is once again in the news, this time announcing that up to 70 million addition people may be at risk after the recent security breach that exposed up to 40 million credit cards.
Cautious internet users often invest a lot of time in generating a secure password, but does it pay off? Microsoft has developed a program that will determine how hackable your password really is.
The webpage for Google in Palestine has been attacked by an unknown group, calling for revolution in the disputed lands around Palestine and Israel. How they pulled off the hack is still uncertain.
A weakness in the Pinterest social network made it possible for someone to modify a URL and view the email address associated with any account, within minutes. Pinterest claims this to be fixed.
A young girl's parents were startled when they heard voices coming from their daughter's room. They found outthat someone had broken into the webcam and was verbally abusing the child.
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GitHub, a major sharing site for developers, has been targeted for a Denial of Service attack. At present there is no clear evidence on what individual or groups are responsible for the action.
Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including 'back-doors' that could be use to steal data.
Five men have been charged in what's being called the largest fraud hacking case ever in the US, as they are accused of stealing 160 million credit and debit card numbers.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
Microsoft has disclosed that some Windows systems have been attacked via a critical flaw in the OS's code. The vulnerability was made public back in May by a Google engineer.
Controversial internet security bill CISPA will most likely be scrapped, a U.S. committee representative has stated. Whilst it may be dead for now, will a new compromised version see the light of day?
Despite Yahoo's efforts to fix 'vulnerabilities', mail users have continued to see their accounts hacked. The company says two isolated security holes have been rectified, but the problems persist.
Oracle's most famous product, Java, has a few more woes to add to its past week after a Polish security firm discovered two more potential weaknesses hackers could use in future attacks.
Unit 61938, a group of Chinese governmental hackers responsible for more than 100 documented attacks since 2006, might have been nailed on the outskirts of the world's biggest city - Shanghai.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO's servers could be "levelled up" to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
Neuron, a member of Lulzsec, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking into Sony Pictures' website and making off with private information on thousands of people.
The RSA has unveiled a product allowing users to split their passwords across two different computer servers for additional security; hackers will need access to two different servers to attack.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
A hacker claiming to be working for Anonymous and AntiSec has attacked GlobalCerts.com, dumping information on employees onto the internet. The hacker also provides their 'justification'.
Notorious hacker 'AnonymouSabu' has gained an additional six months of freedom before his sentencing trial begins, due to his willingness to cooperate with the government he previously fought against.
It's been revealed that a vulnerability in Windows 7 and 8, makes it easier for remote hackers to guess the targetted computer's password by decrypting the user password hint.
Just last week Mat Honan, a journalist for Wired, had his digital life destroyed by hackers taking control of his Amazon and Apple accounts. Now Amazon has closed the hole that led to the attack.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
Reuters was hacked on Friday, with an account being hacked and used to spread misinformation about the situation in Syria, and specifically about the Free Syrian Army's movements.
Microsoft says that one in five Microsoft Accounts is now controlled by hackers, but it's not for lack of security on their end: it's people who reuse the same username and password on different sites
NVIDIA has announced it has suspended its forums following a hacking incident in which usernames, e-mail addresses, hashed passwords and public user information was compromised.
Another day, another password breach. This time Yahoo! Voice was attacked and over 450,000 passwords have been stolen via an apparent SQL injection attack.
TechRadar accounts have been compromised, according to an email sent directly from TechRadar's publisher, Nick Merritt. This is one of several sites to have been compromised recently.
Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, two teenage members of Lulzsec, have plead guilty to hacking charges before a UK court, while two other accused members, including a minor, are denying any involvement.
In a bold move, a Dutch opposition party wants to turn DDoS attacks into a legitmate form of online protest by legalizing one of Anonymous' favorite tactics, calling it a 'fundamental right.'
After Twitter suffered a 'cascaded bug' yesterday the site was down for a considerable period of time. Hacking group UGNazi have stepped up and taken credit for the actions leading to the outage.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom recently got a very special visitor at his New Zealand home: everyone's favorite hacker, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. They even took an Instagram snapshot.
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn after its password breach, citing the company's incorrect claims about its level of protection for users.
A hacker going by the name of Reckz0r or "Jeremy", claims to have gained over 50GB of data from Visa and Mastercard customers, it would be wise to watch your credit info closely.
According to Lulzsec, 'all your base are belong to us.' Or at least, according to someone claiming to be Lulzsec - a new video on YouTube claims the group is planning a big come back data dump.
A Windows hack allows a user with access to a computer to configure it to run applications on top of the login screen with administrator rights and is virtually undetectable.