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Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released 

Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released

The Whistleblower behind the massive leaks of documents from inside the Iraq War effort has been released, concluding a sentence that was commuted by former President Obama from 35 years to just seven.
Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August 

Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August

A flaw in Android reportedly used by most mobile ransomware is due to be fixed this summer when the new operating system, Android 0, is released
FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted 

FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted

Whaling, or Business Email Compromise, has exploded in popularity shown by the massive sums that Whalers are raking in.
False positive putsch: Webroot AV cant tell friend from foe  

False positive putsch: Webroot AV cant tell friend from foe

Webroot security tools started throwing up false positives this week and quarantining critical Windows files.
Russian hacker handed 27 years, 'longest sentence ever', in US courts 

Russian hacker handed 27 years, 'longest sentence ever', in US courts

Roman Seleznev, a Russian born master hacker, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the unprecedented scale of his financial crimes.
Locky returns from the dead with new features and an old botnet 

Locky returns from the dead with new features and an old botnet

News of the death of Locky ransomware has been grossly exaggerated as researchers note its return to the streets, wrapped in a new package.
Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats 

Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats

New questions emerge as the Turkish Crime Family show off a bitcoin wallet with what it claims is the fruit of a ransom campaign on Apple.
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.

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