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New fake profiles on LinkedIn are being used to entice users to a bogus recruiter. According to research by BitDefender, the faux recruiter is named ‘Annabella Erica’ and her profile contains a link which has been featured on a number of legitimate LinkedIn groups, including the 167,000-strong Global Jobs Network. BitDefender told PCR that some of the websites that ‘Annabella’ links through to include malware-ridden code that attempts to harvest the personal data of unsuspecting users. The...

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The forum of vBulletin was illegally accessed last week, but the website has denied that attackers exploited an unpatched zero-day vulnerability to achieve the hack. According to a new comment by vBulletin's techical support lead Wayne Luke, he said that evidence from attackers Inject0r team has led it to believe that it was not down to a zero-day vulnerability in vBulletin. “These hackers were able to compromise an insecure system that was used for testing vBulletin mobile...

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Yahoo has announced it is to encrypt all communications and information flowing into the internet company's data centres around the world. Following news that the National Security Agency had been hacking into the communications lines of the data centers run by Yahoo and Google to intercept information, Yahoo has now said it plans to have all data encrypted by the end of March 2014. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in a Monday post on the company's...

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Online dating site Cupid Media was hacked earlier this year, exposing 42 million user details which included unencrypted passwords. According to security blogger Brian Krebs, the intrusion on the Australian website was found after the data was found on the same server as the data from the Adobe attack. Krebs said that this included names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords and birthdays of 42 million users which the company said was from a breach in January 2013. Andrew Bolton, managing...

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A “secret” US intelligence court permitted the US National Security Agency to collect an expanded amount of data about Americans' email, even after finding that the agency systematically exceeded the limits of a smaller program. According to reports, the judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court recounted a litany of problems with the first, smaller program, including the NSA collecting more categories of information than had been approved by the court and sharing data more widely within...

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Three police departments were recently attacked in three different nations. According to BBC news, the police and reserve bank of Australia were hacked following a rise in diplomatic tensions over alleged spying by the Australian government on Jakarta officials. Reports of the spying allegations came out in Australian media from documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which revealed that Australian spy agencies named Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the first lady, the vice-president and other senior...

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Fewer than a quarter of senior business leaders reckon that they are equipped to deal with a breach, despite nearly half of organisations experiencing a loss in the past two years. The survey of 341 senior business leaders by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), 41 per cent of who were c-level executives or board members, found that 57 per cent have not been trained on the correct actions to take after information has been lost....

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Of 50 websites scanned by DOSarrest’s vulnerability testing service, nine out of ten would fail this test. Sean Power, security operation center manager at DOSarrest said that 90 per cent of the websites it had tested on its vulnerability testing and optimisation (VTO) service would fail an initial test. He said: “It is not the case that 90 per cent of the websites are vulnerable to a severe flaw, but it is more likely to...

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oday sees the launch of the National Crime Agency which will target physical and online forms of organised crime. Originally proposed as part of the government’s Cyber Security Strategy from two years ago, the plan then was for a cyber crime unit within the National Crime Agency that will build on the Metropolitan Police's eCrime Unit, giving police forces across the country the necessary skills and experience to handle cyber crimes. The new NCA said that the...

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he revelation that Adobe had been attacked with source code hacked could lead to a raft of new zero-day vulnerabilities. Speaking to IT Security Guru, Dana Tamir, director of enterprise security at Trusteer, said that a concern about the source code is that it will give whoever has it chance to search and study it for new unknown vulnerabilities, that Adobe would not be aware of. She said: “This is a real concern as we are all...

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