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Windows 10 users sue after installation causes data loss 

Windows 10 users sue after installation causes data loss

Three unwilling Windows 10 users are attempting to sue Microsoft for losing them time and money after the installation of the new OS damaged their computers and destroyed much of their data.
Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach  

Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach

Hackers, purporting to be part of a Turkish crime family, are threatening to remotely wipe 200 million iPhones following an alleged breach of iCloud security.
Sex toy company settles lawsuit for lewd privacy infringements 

Sex toy company settles lawsuit for lewd privacy infringements

A Canadian sex toy company will pay out millions of dollars for infringing the privacy of its users by collecting intimate data on the use of their products.
Android Devices pre-loaded with malware signal fault in supply chain 

Android Devices pre-loaded with malware signal fault in supply chain

Check Point has discovered dozens of Android devices that were received with malware preloaded onto them which were possibly infected on their way through the Android supply chain.
RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent  

RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent

A new piece of ransomware extorts its victims into making inflammatory political statements.
Alleged Silk Road admin to be extradited to US despite Asperger's 

Alleged Silk Road admin to be extradited to US despite Asperger's

An alleged Silk Road administrator's appeal against extradition has been dismissed in an Irish court, despite suffering from Asperger's syndrome and depression.
Public phone charging could leave you vulnerable to 'Juice Jacking' 

Public phone charging could leave you vulnerable to 'Juice Jacking'

A researcher has warned that those useful public charging ports could be more ominous than they sound.
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.

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