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StealthGenie – the app that helps jealous partners and stalkers spy on you and your online conversations

There's a shady industry out there of businesses that sell spyware apps that market themselves to jealous partners, domestic abusers and stalkers, keen to spy upon others. Some market themselves as a way of easily keeping taps on your children, but there's no doubt that many are used to abuse individual's privacy and potentially put innocent people in danger. One example of such spyware is StealthGenie, sol...

EA and Activision Servers Hit by Lizard Squad; DDoS against FIFA, Madden, Sims 4, Call of Duty and Destiny

The hackers collective Lizard Squad has disrupted a series of EA and Activision servers in the past two weeks, according to Forbes. The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack seems to have temporarily taken down popular titles such as EA's FIFA, Madden and Sims 4, as well as Activision's Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts. "We're predicting a lot of mad gamers this weekend," the hackers tweeted."Woah, I ...

Shellshock Bug Exploited in the Wild, Now Patched by Apple

Apple has patched the Shellshock vulnerabilities almost a week after the first disclosure, according to media reports. The company said a "vast majority" of OS X users weren’t at risk, as the systems were safe “by default and not exposed to remote exploits of [GNU Bash] unless users configure advanced UNIX services.” Bitdefender’s analysis shows the typical attack scenario recalls a vulnerable script, toget...

Ad-Free Facebook Challenger Ello Down in DDoS Attack

Facebook challenger Ello was knocked out in a DDoS attack over the weekend, but got back up again after 30 minutes, according to The Register. The new ad-free social network, designed as an alternative to Facebook, started to investigate the attack but hadn’t issued a release by the time of publication. We are undergoing a potential denial of service attack,” the message shown on the DDoS-ed website read. “...

Anonymous Group Officially Declares (Cyber) War on ISIS; #OpIceISIS Launched

The Anonymous hackers collective has officially started campaign #OpIceISIS, waging (cyber) war on the terrorist group, according to the Hackers News Bulletin. The group aims to attack ISIS' financial sources, amid the beheadings of civilians and well-known journalists.  “We plan to attack several countries that were knowingly supporting ISIS FINANCIALLY including Turkey and Saudi Arabia," one Anonymous mem...

Jimmy John’s POS System Hacked; 216 Stores Affected

Jimmy John’s, a US-based food chain, confirmed its POS systems fell victim to a hacker who allegedly stole credit and debit card data from 261 stores, according to a press release posted on the company web site. The intruder apparently stole log-in credentials from one of the chain’s point-of-sale vendors and used them to remotely access the POS systems of other franchise locations and implant malware. The ...

No prizes for guessing where this virus-spreading teenager turned bitter IT security guy ended up working…

If you're a major US retailer you probably want to check that you've got good guys working in your IT security department, right? So, what on earth went wrong at Home Depot - which has recently had to admit that hackers had used malware to steal some 56 million customers' credit card details from its North American stores, outranking even the Target breach for its breadth and scale. I'm not saying that the ...

Government Gateway attack attempts to spread malware, with a little help from a body builder

If you live in the UK, chances are that you may find yourself using the Government Gateway website. The Government Gateway website, which resides at www.gateway.gov.uk, is the central portal that British citizens can use for any number of government services. Whether you're filing your self assessment tax return, replacing your driving license, or allocating ear tags for sheep and goats (yes, really...) the...

Nude Selfies of Kim Kardashian Leaked Online

New nude selfies of Kim Kardashian have been leaked online as part of #thefappening wave, according to The Register. The leak comes almost three weeks after the first wave of leaked nude celebrity photos that unleashed a global scandal. The Kardashian photos were first leaked on 4Chan and Reddit but the administrators quickly removed the nude selfies. Still, nude selfies of Kardashian are making the rounds ...

Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO Says

Apple continues its series of security and privacy updates, refreshing its Privacy Policy in view of the iOS 8 launch, according to macworld.com. In a public message on the company’s privacy page, CEO Tim Cook discussed how the company treats users’ data: “We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers," he said. "We don’t 'monetize' the information you st...

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