ICYMI: Mouse gives up TOR, new body for recruitment, teen hackers arrested

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Researcher claims to identify Tor users by mouse movements

A Barcelona-based security researcher has developed a proof-of-concept that he claims can identify Tor users based how they move their mice. Researcher Jose Carlos Norte has developed a series of fingerprinting methods based on JavaScript that measure time, mouse wheel movements, mouse speed movements, CPU benchmarks and getClientRects. [Read more]

New cyber-security recruitment body established

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]

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

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]

Ofcom investigates former employee after data breach

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]

New York Times, BBC and Newsweek dish up malvertising

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


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