Russian Spies Conspired With Most Wanted Cybercriminal In Yahoo Hack — DOJ

Two Russian intelligence officials are amongst four charged by the DOJ on March 15 for the attack on Yahoo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Prosecutors today unsealed an indictment charging four men, including two Russian intelligence officials, with a 2014 hack of Yahoo that affected 500 million accounts.

Two Russian intelligence officials are amongst four charged by the DOJ on March 15 for the attack on Yahoo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Just One Photo Could Have Hacked Millions Of WhatsApp Accounts

Weaknesses in WhatsApp’s web client could have been hacked to steal hundreds of millions of user accounts, security researchers claim. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Anyone using WhatsApp through their desktop browser could have had their messages silently snooped on and their accounts completely hijacked in the last two years, security researchers warned Wednesday.

Weaknesses in WhatsApp’s web client could have been hacked to steal hundreds of millions of user accounts, security researchers claim. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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UK identity fraud reaches record levels

A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016, according to the latest figures released by UK fraud prevention service Cifas.

That represents an increase of nearly 2% compared with the year before, but is 68% up from the number of identity frauds recorded in 2010.

A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016, according to the latest figures released by UK fraud prevention service Cifas.

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Microsoft Patches Many Exploited, Disclosed Flaws

Microsoft has released a total of 18 security bulletins to address tens of vulnerabilities, including more than a dozen that have already been publicly disclosed or exploited in attacks.

The March 2017 updates also include the patches that should have been released last month.

Microsoft has released a total of 18 security bulletins to address tens of vulnerabilities, including more than a dozen that have already been publicly disclosed or exploited in attacks.

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GOP Bill Could Force Employees To Undergo DNA Tests Or Pay Huge Fines

A lab technician handles a sample of DNA at the Genetic Institute Nantes-Atlantique (IGNA) on December 10, 2015 in Nantes, western France. IGNA is one of the first French laboratories of forensic expertise to use DNA evidence to establish the physical characteristics of a suspect.

A lab technician handles a sample of DNA at the Genetic Institute Nantes-Atlantique (IGNA) on December 10, 2015 in Nantes, western France. IGNA is one of the first French laboratories of forensic expertise to use DNA evidence to establish the physical characteristics of a suspect. (Credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

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HSBC Users Targeted With Fake Security Software

A recent spam campaign impersonating UK-based banking giant HSBC is attempting to distribute malware masquerading as legitimate security software, Symantec researchers warn.

The spam emails were designed look as though they had been sent by HSBC, and even display an “@hsbc.com” email address.

A recent spam campaign impersonating UK-based banking giant HSBC is attempting to distribute malware masquerading as legitimate security software, Symantec researchers warn.

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Home Depot to Pay Banks $25 Million for 2014 Breach

Home Depot has agreed to pay $25 million to the financial institutions affected by the massive data breach suffered by the retailer in 2014, when cybercriminals managed to steal email addresses and payment card data belonging to more than 50 million customers.

Home Depot has agreed to pay $25 million to the financial institutions affected by the massive data breach suffered by the retailer in 2014, when cybercriminals managed to steal email addresses and payment card data belonging to more than 50 million customers.

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This Teenager Just Hacked The Nintendo Switch With A Surveillance Company’s iPhone Attack

Security researchers are already hacking the Nintendo Switch, as a modding community is born. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Luca Todesco, a 19-year-old Italian who has risen to prominence in the iPhone jailbreaking crowd under his pseudonym qwertyoruiop, has just proven how vulnerabilities in one massively popular piece of technology can be re-used to hack an entirely different gadget.

Security researchers are already hacking the Nintendo Switch, as a modding community is born. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Financial Attackers as Sophisticated as Nation-State Groups: FireEye

Financially motivated attackers have become just as sophisticated as threat actors sponsored by nation states, according to the 2017 M-Trends report published on Tuesday by FireEye-owned Mandiant.

The report, which is based on data from actual incidents investigated by the company, shows that profit-driven cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated over the past few years.

Financially motivated attackers have become just as sophisticated as threat actors sponsored by nation states, according to the 2017 M-Trends report published on Tuesday by FireEye-owned Mandiant.

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