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 'Doubleswitch' campaign targeting activists via social media 

'Doubleswitch' campaign targeting activists via social media

In a new campaign, attackers are locking out activists from their social media accounts.
Apple contractors based in China caught selling customer data 

Apple contractors based in China caught selling customer data

Authorities in China have unmasked a massive underground market where Apple contractors were selling user data of Apple's Chinese customers.
New mobile banking malware obfuscates its malicious code parts 

New mobile banking malware obfuscates its malicious code parts

Banking malware targeting mobile users requires little tech know-how to develop and operate, so it stands as an insistent battle for security professionals.
JavaScript spam campaigns on the loose 

JavaScript spam campaigns on the loose

More than 10,000 instances of malicious JavaScript payloads have been detected in the past two weeks.
Email scam hits Australian businesses 

Email scam hits Australian businesses

An elaborate email scam is unfolding that is infecting computers with malware. The emails appear to come from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India 

1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

After alleged comments from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel appeared in Variety, hackers in India, as yet unidentified, took the disparaging remarks personally and in an apparent act of revenge claimed to have posted personal details of 1.7 million Snapchat users online.
New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows 

New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows

Along with new features, Google's latest iteration of its mobile operating system for Android devices, Android O, blocks ransomware.
Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs 

Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs

The Amnesia botnet looks for an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability affecting DVR appliances.
Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner 

Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner

Security researchers used light transmitted to a flatbed scanner to infiltrate air-gapped systems.
Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M 

Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M

Yahoo shareholders will be voting soon on whether to approve a severance package that would award the departing CEO Marissa Mayer with more than US$23 million in cash and stock.
No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force 

No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

Russia has a cyber army. The announcement was made by defence minister Sergey Shoygu.
Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency 

Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency

Parents in Germany are being advised to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its IoT technology could be accessed by outsiders.
Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries 

Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Lazarus Group, widely thought to originate from North Korea, has been driven into the light once again, if reports from Symantec are to be believed.
FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers 

FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers

Google is being pressured to hand over data to the FBI that is has stored on a foreign server. It is pushing back.
Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security 

Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security

President Trump on Tuesday postponed putting his signature to an executive order calling for an assessment of the nation's cyber-security capabilities and weaknesses.
Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools 

Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools

A team of security researchers have detected more than 200 flaws across nearly a dozen of the Japan-based vendor's suite of products.
Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly 

Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly

Subscribers to the hookup site Adult Friend Finder received notification of a massive hack, but only if they logged in.
Android phones dialing home, to China 

Android phones dialing home, to China

Firmware on some Android phones has been detected collecting user data and transmitting it to third-party servers in China, according to mobile security firm Kryptowire.
Adobe to pay $1M for breach 

Adobe to pay $1M for breach

Adobe will be paying $12 million to 15 US states to settle a breach claim.
Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised 

Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Personal details of more than 412 million subscribers to Adult Friend Finder and other hookup sites was breached.

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