In 90% of Cases, Communications Intercepted by NSA Belong to Regular Internet Users

Nine out of 10 individuals who had their communications intercepted by the US National Security Agency were not considered surveillance targets and were regular internet users, according to a Washington Post investigation.

EU Banks Should Steer Clear of Bitcoin for Now, Banking Regulator Says

Banks from the European Union are advised to avoid accounts in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin until a legal framework is in place, according to the European Banking Authority (EBA).

SEA Hacks Israel Defence Force Twitter Account To Spread False Nuclear Leak Warning

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Twitter account of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and posted fake warnings about nuclear accidents, according to The Register.

Music Site Hacked and Turned Into Pirate Bay Proxy

An anti-piracy music site from Argentina was hacked and transformed into a Pirate Bay proxy after the owner sued the illegal downloads site, according to hackersnewsbulletin.com.

Phishing Attacks on the Rise, APWG Warns

The number of phishing sites rose 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year -- and the US ranks first among countries hosting phishing sites, according to a report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group.

One out of Seven US Debit Cards Exposed In 2013 Data Breaches

Some 14 per cent of all debit cards in the US were exposed in financial services and retailer data breaches in 2013, almost triple the portion of breaches in 2012, according to a survey commissioned by the Pulse debit/ATM network company.

Microsoft Stops Sending Security Notes via E-Mail after Canada Toughens Spam Law

Microsoft will stop using e-mail to deliver its security notification service after Canada imposed some of the world’s toughest anti-spam laws, according to Computerworld.

Over 500 Million DogeCoins Mined on Vulnerable Synology NAS

Hackers have mined more than 500 million DogeCoins by exploiting a vulnerability in some Synology's network attached storage systems, according to PCMag's SecurityWatch. All mined DogeCoins are said to be worth over $600.000. The affected systems display certain lags and spikes in CPU usage.

Hong Kong Poll Hit by Massive DDoS Attack

Some 680,000 votes from an online democracy poll on the upcoming Hong Kong elections were declared invalid after the “biggest DDoS attack in the history," according to The Register.

DDoS Attack Shuts Down Code Spaces

Code Spaces closed after a 12-hour DDoS attack and extortion attempt, the Code-hosting service said on its website.

Vulnerability in anti-malware engine allows denial of service attacks, Microsoft warns

The Microsoft Malware Protection Engine faces a security vulnerability that exposes several Microsoft antimalware products to denial-of-service attacks, according to a Microsoft advisory.

Nearly 600,000 Clients Exposed in Domino’s Breach

The records of 600,000 customers of pizza chain Domino’s in France and Belgium are exploited by hackers asking for money to restore sensitive information, according to the threatpost.com.

Hackers Accused of Extorting Apple Users Arrested in Russia

Two Russian men have been accused of using Apple devices to extort money, the Russian Ministry announced in a press release.

TweetDeck App XSS Vulnerability Exploited in Attack

An XSS vulnerability in TweetDeck, a Twitter application, has been exploited in an attack, according to The BBC.

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