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British hacker suspected of cyber attack on US Central Command Twitter account

British hacker suspected of cyber attack on US Central Command Twitter account | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Computer whizz Junaid Hussain who fled UK to join ISIS fighters in Syria two years ago was previously jailed for hacking Tony Blair's internet accounts
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It's hacker jihad: Islamist skiddies square up to Anonymous

It's hacker jihad: Islamist skiddies square up to Anonymous | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Open source Notepad caught in web graffiti crossfire
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Aggressive Riskware Installation on Amazon Kindle (and Android)

Aggressive Riskware Installation on Amazon Kindle (and Android) | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
As malware continues to grow on Android (900K malicious samples and 1,300 new per day), we sometimes forget attacks can also affect other devices... like Amazon's Kindle. The Kindle indeed runs Fire OS, a fork of Android. Thus, in several cases,...
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Attackers bypass conventional security, says FireEye study

Attackers bypass conventional security, says FireEye study | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Hackers breach most conventional, signature-based security technologies, with 27% involving advanced threats
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Police warn of sextortion scam targeting men

Police warn of sextortion scam targeting men | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
UK police have issued an urgent warning after three students were blackmailed in an online sextortion scam.
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FBI has its fingers deep in NSA surveillance pie, declassified report shows

FBI has its fingers deep in NSA surveillance pie, declassified report shows | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Feds had a hand in PRISM, too
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To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home
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UK Prime Minister wants to Ban Encrypted Messaging Apps

UK Prime Minister wants to Ban Encrypted Messaging Apps | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister David Cameron wants to Ban Encrypted Messaging Apps like Snapchat, CryptoCat, WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage.
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Cyberwar 2015 - Cyberwarzone

Cyberwar 2015 - Cyberwarzone | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Learn more about cyberwar & the capabilities of the countries and hacktivists like Anonymous and China. This is a great cyberwarfare resource to start with!
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The latest Islamic State video shows how hard it is to shut down jihadist propaganda online

The latest Islamic State video shows how hard it is to shut down jihadist propaganda online | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
There's always somewhere it can be reposted.
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What Can Happen If Your Organization Is Targeted

What Can Happen If Your Organization Is Targeted | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we received a file that was being spread as an attachment in a spear phishing email. The sample, which we are detecting as W32/Byanga.A!tr, turns out to be a dropper for a bot which, if active in an organization’s system, has t...
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Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo

Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
The site briefly drew a large amount of traffic with a bogus news story about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy
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How Hackers Crack Supposedly Secure and Private APIs

How Hackers Crack Supposedly Secure and Private APIs | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Mitmproxy, a Python console program used to intercept and examine supposedly secure API traffic, has become a go-to tool for individuals looking to reverse engineer private APIs.
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It Doesn't Really Matter if ISIS Sympathizers Hacked Central Command's Twitter | WIRED

It Doesn't Really Matter if ISIS Sympathizers Hacked Central Command's Twitter | WIRED | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
For 40 minutes today, followers of the most feared terrorist organization in the world had free reign over a computer network of the US military. That is the story that many will take away from the hack of CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts. And that story will be hyperbole.
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UK National Grid under constant cyberattack

UK National Grid under constant cyberattack | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
A senior government figure says that the UKs power grid is under minutebyminute attacks from computer hackers.
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David Cameron pledges anti-terror law for internet after Paris attacks

David Cameron pledges anti-terror law for internet after Paris attacks | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
PM calls for new laws to break into terrorists’ communications but Nick Clegg warns of encroachment on civil liberties
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8chan domain “seized” over allegations of “child abuse” content

8chan domain “seized” over allegations of “child abuse” content | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
Happened shortly after users doxxed those who'd filed complaints to 8chan's host.
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Welcome to 'uber-veillance' says Australian Privacy Foundation

Welcome to 'uber-veillance' says Australian Privacy Foundation | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
You're already quantified and known, says researcher Katina Michael
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Islamist hackers deface French sites in response to 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Islamist hackers deface French sites in response to 'Operation Charlie Hebdo' | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
A loose coalition of Islamist hacking groups has defaced dozens of French websites in response to Anonymous OpCharlieHebdo.
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The Four Horsemen Of The Cyber Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen Of The Cyber Apocalypse | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
If 2014 did anything good for cybersecurity, it showed us just how exposed major corporations, governments and militaries are to cyber attacks. From..
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Inspired, Networked & Directed – The Muddled Jihad of ISIS & al Qaeda post Hebdo

Inspired, Networked & Directed – The Muddled Jihad of ISIS & al Qaeda post Hebdo | Cyber Threats | Scoop.it
The jihadi movement may have finally become what its original luminaries always wanted it to be – and in Paris of all places. The amorphous...
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