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Researchers uncover possible Iranian-backed phishing scam

Researchers uncover possible Iranian-backed phishing scam

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Canadian researchers at Citizen Lab released a report today describing a phishing campaign being conducted against Iranian dissidents and how utilising a two-factor authentication (2FA) tool helped foil most of the attacks.

UK ham radio operators spammed with malware

UK ham radio operators are the target of a phishing-scam asking them to open a malware-infected attachment purportedly from Ofcom Spectrum Licensing.

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine." Could he have been thinking of the infamous Bank of England email leak when he said that, asks Rainer Gawlick.

Protecting your assets from the front lines

Protecting your assets from the front lines

Patrick Peterson examines why organisations need to focus on both external and internal assets to address the phishing threat.

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

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US President Barack Obama's emails were stolen by Russian hackers, according to new claims.

US State Department takes email system offline after suspected cyber-attack

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The US State Department reportedly turned off its entire unclassified email system over the weekend after a suspected cyber-attack.

Apple now the most frequently phished brand in the world

Apple now the most frequently phished brand in the world

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Phishing for Apples becomes a popular cyber-criminal sport

LinkedIn plug-in mines for user email addresses

LinkedIn plug-in mines for user email addresses

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"This highlights the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable usage of your information" says Nigel Stanley, CEO of Incoming Thought.

SC Awards Europe 2014: The first finalists announced

SC Awards Europe 2014: The first finalists announced

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The first finalists have now been shortlisted for this year's SC Awards Europe 2014. Scroll down the page to see what awards are up for grabs...

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

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Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.

Yahoo reveals hackers tried to raid email accounts

Yahoo reveals hackers tried to raid email accounts

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Yahoo has urged customers to change their email passwords after confirming that hackers tried to gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts.

Hackers infiltrate Israeli defence computer

Hackers infiltrate Israeli defence computer

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Hackers broke into an Israeli defence ministry computer after the user clicked on a tainted email attachment containing malicious software.

Cyber criminal steals £400,000 from UK students

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A Nigerian man from Manchester has been jailed for almost four years after using phishing emails to steal some £400,000 from 238 students.

Security issues raised on Gmail's automatic image display

Security issues raised on Gmail's automatic image display

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Google has tweaked Gmail so that users can now see images in-line with their emails, but the change could compromise the client's security.

One grenade, £80K cash and four arrests in malware banking fraud

One grenade, £80K cash and four arrests in malware banking fraud

Four people have been arrested, and two charged, in connection with £1 million online banking fraud.

Holiday shopping phishing attacks on the rise

Holiday shopping phishing attacks on the rise

As Royal Mail issues phishing warning, a Manchester-based phishing scammer is jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Proofpoint acquires SaaS email security provider Maildistiller

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Proofpoint has acquired Maildistiller, a provider of SaaS email security solutions to bolster its cloud architecture.

Cloudmark launches mobile messaging security solution

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Cloudmark has launched a messaging security solution for mobile devices to enable operators to combat evolving messaging threats.

LulzSec says it was not responsible for Sega hack, as it marks 1,000 tweets with mission statements

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Sega's Pass portal was hacked at the end of last week, with around 1.3 million user details compromised but cardholder data was unaffected.

Virgin Media warns customers about SpyEye Trojan, as 1,500 users found to be part of botnet

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Over a thousand Virgin Media customers have been warned about being infected with the SpyEye Trojan.

Mass injection web hacks yield to targeted attacks

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Malware authors targeting websites have begun trading quantity for quality, according to web security firm Websense.

Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards

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Cybercriminals behind the Waledac botnet have begun using a New Year's-themed campaign to capture more victims, security experts warned on Thursday.

Google responds to call for more security

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In response to an open letter from dozens of noted security analysts, Google this week said it intends to more broadly turn on security features in its Gmail application by default.

Proof of concept released for Google Gmail CSRF flaw

A vulnerability in Google's Gmail that enables cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks has been recognised since 2007, but a proof-of-concept (PoC) was only released on Tuesday.

Apple advises Mac users to install anti-virus software

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Apple, whose market share is growing among computer users, is now recommending that consumers consider applying anti-virus protection to their machines.

"Spam King" Soloway to be sentenced on 22 July

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The sentencing of Robert Soloway, the so-called Seattle "Spam King" who pleaded guilty in March to delivering millions of unwanted emails, has been delayed until next week.

Online auction site goes to war on spam

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Google and eBay have joined forces to protect users from spam and malicious emails by leveraging an authentication technology called DomainKeys.

Steganography harnesses VoIP networks

Steganography is an established technique to hide secret data inside normal data transmissions, but new techniques are being developed to hide packets inside routine VoIP traffic, and escape detection

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