Microsoft plans to encrypt its internet traffic to fend off any National Security Agency intrusions, according to The Washington Post.
Some 1,295 Bitcoins worth $1 million were stolen from consumers’ virtual wallets in a hack attack on BIPS, one of Europe’s biggest Bitcoin payment processors, announced The Hacker News.
Socially networked game app QuizUp sends users’ personal information in plain text, posing the risk of privacy invasion, according to Kyle Richter, software developer and CEO of Dragon Forged Software.
US intelligence agents have infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware to harvest sensitive information, as stated by to Dutch newspaper NRC.
Three of the largest US mobile phone carriers agreed to cease charging customers for premium text messages in a joint campaign to fight fraud, announced Vermont attorney general William Sorrell.
Five people have been arrested and charged with conspiracy in connection with $45 million in ATM fraud that targeted two Middle Eastern banks, the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York said in a press release.
The E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the state of New Jersey for illegally updating its software with Bitcoin-mining code, announced the office of New Jersey’s Attorney General.
Hackers breached CorporateCarOnline, a limousine and town car service, and posted online sensitive information of hundreds of thousands of people. Among the 850,000 victims, Tom Hanks and Donald Trump had their addresses and American Express card numbers exposed.
Almost 40 governmental websites in the Philippines were hacked by Anonymous in preparation for wider protests to start Nov. 5, according to Softpedia News. The Philippine Cyber Army disrupted the government web pages to post anti-corruption messages.
Two vulnerabilities in the mobile applications of Facebook and Facebook messenger allow hackers to grab Facebook access_tokens and hijack user accounts, according to Mahomed Ramadan, researcher with Attack Secure.
Tens of thousands of users worldwide were exposed to spam on their social media profiles after Buffer was hacked on Saturday. Attackers breached the application that helps users share posts on social media and abused users’ accounts by pushing spam messages on connected Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Most children prefer smartphones to navigate on the Internet at least once a day, according to research funded by the Safer Internet Programme. The findings also suggest there is potential for reducing underage use of social networks even in countries where parents are less familiar with the internet.
Cyber criminals infected point-of-sale terminals of fast food restaurants in South Africa and grabbed payment card data from customers, reported Bloomberg citing the Payments Association of South Africa.
Japan is looking to hire 80,000 information security professionals and further train the ones already employed to better protect key Japanese infrastructure, The Mainichi news agency reports.