ICYMI: Mouse gives up TOR, new body for recruitment, teen hackers arrested
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Teens arrested for hacking Instagram users
A new industry body, the Confederation of Ethical Recruiters in Information Security (CERIS), was launched at IISP/Crest Industry conference. Dan Hathaway, director at Secure Source told SCMagazineUK.com that the group was “initially formed by a consortium of recruiters in cyber-security who had sought to come under the Crest umbrella, but after some 18 months of planning and discussion the group ultimately opted to form a self-regulating body in which all members would sign up to an agreed code of conduct for recruiters.” [Read more]
Dutch police have arrested two teenagers suspected of hacking hundreds of influential Instagram users and exploiting their tens of thousands of followers. The 18 and 19-year-old males – from towns near Rotterdam and The Hague – are accused of stealing the passwords from key Instagram account holders, who may be in Holland or other countries. [Read more]
UK media regulator Ofcom has suffered one of the biggest security breaches in its history after it emerged that a former employee offered as much as six years' worth of sensitive internal data to his new employee, a major broadcaster. The incident has led to the watchdog sending out dozens of letters to TV companies holding an Ofcom licence about the data breach. [Read more]
The BBC, The New York Times and Newsweek have been giving readers advertisements that serve up ransomware. The campaign was discovered when US visitors to a plethora of popular entertainment, news and commentary websites found themselves infected with ransomware. [Read more]