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PSN and Xbox Live Taken Down by Lizard Squad DDoS

Last night at approximately 14:00 CEST, both Sony’s Playstation Network and Xbox Live were taken down by a group of hackers who go only by the moniker “Lizard Squad”. Reports from Sony’s status page say the service is still online, however no users have been able to successfully login for the past two days straight. Read More

Turla Malware Targets Universities, Military & Intelligence Linux Machines

According to recently revealed research from the security scientists at Kaspersky Lab, a new form of Linux malware has been discovered, dubbed Turla, which closely mimics many of the same core functions as the the open source operating system in order to stay stealthy and avoid persistent forms of detection.

UK Firms Consider Hiring Ex-Hackers as Security Experts

Almost three-quarters of UK-based companies have admitted that they are facing a shortage in security skills, while some organizations said that they would certainly consider hiring a former hacker to stay safe from cyber crooks, says a report from KPMG. A survey by KPMG involving 300 senior HR and IT experts from organizations with more Read More

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Government Spy Program Uses Airplanes To Collect Phone Data

The US Justice Department has been reportedly using special electronic devices on airplanes to simulate phone towers in order to collect user data from unsuspecting Americans. This program was originally created to catch criminals, but it collects information from innocent citizens as well, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The allegations suggest that the Read More

Credit Unions Hit Hard By Home Depot Breach

The Home Depot breach has hit credit unions across the US hard, costing up to $60m, almost double that of the Target breach, according to new reports. Credit Union Times reports that that a survey conducted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) throughout October found that 7.2m credit union cards were breached by the Read More

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Asprox Spam Loaded Into ‘Free Pizza’ Scam Emails

Email scams use so many different themes to spread malware and bugs, most recently Ebola updates, but sometimes it can be a little more amiable like free pizza. Researchers at Cloudmark Security have discovered some new emails aping Pizza Hut offering coupons but in fact contain the botnet, Asprox. The researchers first noted the emails Read More

Online Black Market Trade is Booming Says New Study

Trading on online black markets is at an all-time high according to new research from Experian, which states that over 110 million items have been traded between cybercriminals in 2014 alone. This is a 40 percent increase on 2013 and a staggering 300 percent increase on 2012. The vast majority, 96.5 percent in fact, of Read More

Anonabox Kickstarter Campaign Faces Severe ‘Scam’ Allegations

Anonabox made headlines when its Kickstarter campaign raised over half a million dollars in just three days but just as quickly as the tiny Tor router made news it’s facing some backlash with some Redditers claim that the same hardware is available for purchase in China. Ever since they launched the crowdfunding campaign, there has Read More

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