Popular voice calling service Skype has come under scrutiny recently by researchers who discovered the company leaves its local database unencrypted, potentially exposing users’ private information to cyber-attack.
Cyber attackers are increasingly targeting the entertainment industry to gain more visibility and acquire new supporters to their causes, according to a Prolexic report.
A security breach at the Iowa State University exposed the social security numbers of 30,000 current and former students, according to an official news release.
Several AOL users claim their AOL accounts have been compromised and are being used to send spam email to their contact lists, according to the LA Times.
A 19-year old man has been charged for allegedly exploiting the HeartBleed vulnerability to steal information about Canadian taxpayers, according to a press release of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Amid accusations of spying on users’ private content, Google has amended its Terms of Service to explain the issue of accessing users’ private information to display tailored advertising and other custom features.
The computers used by scientists and administrators from the German Aerospace Center were found infected with spying malware in an apparent cyber attack, according to German Magazine, Der Spiegel.
The US Department of Justice charged nine people on allegations of intentionally spreading malicious software to steal millions of dollars from several high-profile US Banks, according to recently disclosed official documents.
The OpenSSL developer who created the Heartbeat function – and, inadvertently, the Heartbleed vulnerability - has expressed his regrets for omitting it, according to The Guardian.
Facebook is being sued in a class action by some 18 million Canadian users for violating their privacy rights after allegedly intercepting their private Facebook messages, according to PCWorld.
A weakness in the popular Open SSL cryptographic library allowed third parties to zoom in on encrypted communications, according to heartbleed.com.
US banks and financial institutions must now survey their networks for denial-of-service attacks to counter operational and reputation risks, announced the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
A Greek hacker claims to have developed a method to get free flights by creating a fake boarding pass for Apple’s Passbook, according to ITNews.
Yahoo plans to implement encryption across all their services by the end of Q1 of 2014, including a new privacy-friendly Yahoo messenger, according to a recent blog post.