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Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

The social media giant has taken a stand when it comes to intelligence agencies using the service to collect data.

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Lizard Squad is back with a vengeance, according to an advisory from Action Fraud UK which is advising organisations to report the attacks, keep detailed records and seek help from their ISPs.

Attackers exploit MS Windows 'God Mode' for evil ends

Attackers exploit MS Windows 'God Mode' for evil ends

It appears that the developer mode of MS Windows, otherwise known as 'God Mode', is being leveraged by attackers to hide malware.

APT spies used malware made for jealous spouses

APT spies used malware made for jealous spouses

Trend Micro has dissected malware used in the Operation C-Major attack officers of the Indian army and tracked it back to malware that originated from Pakistan.

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

Vulnerability in Unix-based file permissions exposed passwords, private keys and message histories when users share images and other files.

Top Chinese browser lets users be tracked and attacked

Top Chinese browser lets users be tracked and attacked

Tencent, a major chinese web browser with millions of users around the world, has been found leaking data with which users can be identified, tracked and attacked.

US team find 0-day to hack Apple iCloud photo, Adele and Harry Styles among victims

US team find 0-day to hack Apple iCloud photo, Adele and Harry Styles among victims

Researchers at John Hopkins University have discovered a 0-day bug in Apple's encryption that allowed them to hack an iCloud photo being sent via the secure iMessage system.

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.

Locky ransomware 'on the rampage' globally

Locky ransomware 'on the rampage' globally

First spotted in the wild just a month ago, the Locky ransomware has exploded onto the world's computers and skewered some significant victims.

Judge backs Apple as it fights FBI in San Bernardino gunman crypto case

Judge backs Apple as it fights FBI in San Bernardino gunman crypto case

The 'encryption versus privacy' battle is now moving to a new level in the Commons and US Congress