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Australian government finally passes breach reporting law 

Australian government finally passes breach reporting law

Australia has finally passed a law mandating breach reporting which means fines for anyone who doesn't confess to a breach within 30 days.
Yahoo price discounted in Verizon deal as new breaches are reported  

Yahoo price discounted in Verizon deal as new breaches are reported

It has been reported that the sale price of Yahoo is to take a US$300 million tumble in its deal with Verizon. At the same time, Yahoo is informing certain users of fresh breaches linked to its recent disclosures.
Tallinn cyber-warfare manual 2.0 refines definition of cyber-warfare 

Tallinn cyber-warfare manual 2.0 refines definition of cyber-warfare

The Tallinn Manual's sequel has been released and builds on its predecessor's work by greatly expanding its gaze to peacetime cyber operations.
David Beckham's emails hacked and released after ransom refusal 

David Beckham's emails hacked and released after ransom refusal

International football star David Beckham has seen sensitive and embarrassing emails published after a company he works with, Doyen Global, rejected a hacker's ransom demand.
Wikileaks releases files on French presidential candidates 

Wikileaks releases files on French presidential candidates

Wikileaks has highlighted the existence of thousands of files on presidential candidates in the upcoming French elections.
Open letter asks for Guardian retraction on WhatsApp 'backdoor' story 

Open letter asks for Guardian retraction on WhatsApp 'backdoor' story

After the publication of a controversial story which said that WhatsApp has a backdoor, a group of acclaimed researchers and academics have signed an open letter asking for a retraction.
DailyMotion breached, 85 million accounts made off with 

DailyMotion breached, 85 million accounts made off with

One of the internet's foremost video hosting platforms has been breached and hackers have made off with tens of millions of account details.
Bears continue to maul anti-dopers 

Bears continue to maul anti-dopers

Fancy Bear are continuing to target the western sports establishment, publishing a series of emails from inside the World Anti Doping Agency, illustrating a number of small allegedly scandalous details from inside the organisation.
San Francisco public transport ticket system shut down by ransomware 

San Francisco public transport ticket system shut down by ransomware

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency was caught with a HDDCryptor Ransomware infection over the weekend, leaving the agency unable to sell tickets or charge customers for transport, unless they pay the hackers demands of 100 Bitcoin.
European Commission gets DDoSed  

European Commission gets DDoSed

The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack last week that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.
Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware 

Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware

Over the weekend two security researchers spotted a Facebook spam campaign delivering Nemucod as well as Locky ransomware.
Russia launches probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky accusations 

Russia launches probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky accusations

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has launched a probe into Microsoft after Eugene Kaspersky made a number of accusations about Windows 10.
DDoS service's teenage inventor pleads guilty 

DDoS service's teenage inventor pleads guilty

The teenage inventor of DDoS service Titanium Stresser has plead guilty to selling cyber attacks for money.
UN Atomic agency admits a cyber-attack 'disrupted' a nuclear power plant 

UN Atomic agency admits a cyber-attack 'disrupted' a nuclear power plant

A senior UN official has told press that a nuclear power plant was disrupted several years ago by a cyber-attack
Symantec spots malware targeting SWIFT customers 

Symantec spots malware targeting SWIFT customers

Symantec claims to have spotted a new campaign that has attempted to exploit SWIFT customers in a very familiar way.
Teenage Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp members arrested in international crackdown on DDoS-for-Hire service 

Teenage Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp members arrested in international crackdown on DDoS-for-Hire service

Two teenage members of PoodleCorp and Lizard Squad face long prison sentences after an international investigation.
2017 will be 'the year of the data bandit' 

2017 will be 'the year of the data bandit'

According to Tim Grieveson, chief cyber strategist at HP, the coming year will look very different for the illicit data trade.
Report uncovers the underground healthcare data market 

Report uncovers the underground healthcare data market

A new report from the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology undresses what happens to private medical data after its stolen from the hospital and the heaving marketplaces it ends up in
Fancy Bear hacks World Anti-Doping Agency 

Fancy Bear hacks World Anti-Doping Agency

Infamous APT group, Fancy Bear, has hacked into the World Anti- and published the medical records of top US athletes.
GM recalls millions of vehicles over software fault 

GM recalls millions of vehicles over software fault

General Motors has issued a recall for millions of Buicks, Cadillacs and Chevrolets because of a software fault that could cause serious injury to passengers.

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