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Trojan virus secretly uses Tor network to hide bitcoin extortionist
An unusual ransomware Trojan, discovered by cybersecurity experts last month, is the first of its kind to secretly use a Tor anonymizing network to hide its communication with a command-and-control server.

27.07.2014 07:33

Brit accused of hacking the Fed hit with new charges by the FBI
Federal authorities in the United States have unsealed their fourth set of charges in nine months against Lauri Love, a 29-year-old British man accused of hacking US government and private sector websites.

25.07.2014 18:35

European Central Bank hacked, personal data stolen
Hackers have stolen personal information from the European Central Bank (ECB) in what seems to be a blackmail scheme. The stolen data includes email addresses and contact information taken from the organization's database.

25.07.2014 02:35

US wins ‘Spampionship’ for most spam emails sent
The United States sends more spam by volume than any other country in the world, while Bulgaria emails the most per capita, according to a new tally by security company Sophos. The report covers the second quarter of 2014.

23.07.2014 18:39

600 million Apple devices contain secret backdoors, researcher claims
A security researcher considered to be among the foremost experts in his field says that more than a half-billion mobile devices running Apple’s latest iOS operating system contain secret backdoors.

23.07.2014 18:27

#OpSaveGaza: Anonymous pledges more cyber-breaches over Israeli attacks
The Anonymous hacker group urged hackers to renew attacks on Israeli-based internet resources on Friday – after earlier breaches of the Defense Ministry website, Tel Aviv police, and leaks of log-in details allegedly belonging to government officials.

23.07.2014 07:23

Hacked WSJ page ‘downs’ US president’s plane in Russia
Hackers broke into the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook page to claim that Air Force One possibly crashed over the Russian airspace rattling users’ nerves.

20.07.2014 17:59

Snowden's life in Russia: ‘Much happier than be unfairly tried in US’
Although he is “probably three steps from death” considering his way of living, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is quite happy and leading a “pretty open life” and not feeling any “oppressive surveillance” in Russia, he told The Guardian.

20.07.2014 03:30

‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows to take UK govt to court over DRIP law
Emergency legislation on data retention and investigatory powers rushed through the UK parliament breach the right to privacy enshrined in human rights law, claim activists pursuing court action against the British government.

18.07.2014 15:00

Obama’s ratings tumble in Germany, Russia in wake of NSA spying, Ukraine crisis
Revelations of the National Security Agency’s global spy program, together with civil strife in Ukraine has severely damaged Barack Obama’s popularity among Brazilians, Germans and Russians, a major US polling agency reported.

18.07.2014 10:45

DRIP filter: Controversial data retention bill forced through parliament
British MPs are pressing ahead with implementing a controversial bill requiring phone and internet companies to retain their customer’s data for up to a year granting security services unprecedented access to it.

15.07.2014 15:58

Patching the internet: Google to monitor the web for vulnerabilities with Project Zero
Anyone with knowledge of otherwise unknown software vulnerabilities can harness that info to hack the computers of targets, be it for reasons for espionage or income enhancement. Now Google says it has new plans to put that practice on ice.

15.07.2014 17:08

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