Beware the pre-Xmas online con, says ACCC The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has warned that scammers could prey on the unsuspecting with pre-Xmas scams, which it says could involve con tricks perpetrated…
Skype, VLC used to spread surveillance software Popular software packages like Skype and VLC media player (32-bit) for Windows are being used to spread surveillance software which has been christened StrongPity2 by…
Bitcoin fever attracts a regular scourge: malware actors Malicious attackers are targeting bitcoin investors through an announcement about a bogus trading bot named GunBot which arrives in a spam email.
1.4b clear-text usernames and passwords found in single database A database of 1.4 billion usernames and passwords in clear text has been discovered by the security firm 4iQ, which says it appears to be…
Digital marketplace loses US$64m as bitcoin wallet stolen A Slovenian digital currency marketplace has had the contents of its bitcoin wallet stolen and has lost about US$64 million as a result.
Lone attacker, 20, paid by Uber to delete hacked data A lone 20-year-old attacker hacked into the ride-sharing firm Uber last year and was paid by the company to destroy the data through a bug-bounty…
Mastermind of massive botnet caught because of basic mistake A Belarusian man who is said to be behind many of the biggest botnets has been caught, with investigators tracking him down because he used…
Mimecast concern at ‘alarming’ number of impersonation attacks on emails Global email and data security company Mimecast says its most recent email security risk assessment testing results highlight the alarming number of malwareless impersonation attacks…
Huawei routers dominate new 100,000-device botnet Two Huawei router models comprise about 90% of the devices that are part of a 100,000-strong botnet using an advanced new strain of the Mirai…

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