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Psssh. Taylor Swift Gets New Passwords and Lizard Squad Gets … “NOTHING”

The Twitter and Instagram accounts of pop singer Taylor Swift fell victim to a hack that, while lasting only 15 minutes, invited her 51 million fans to follow hackers’ accounts, according to The Guardian. Photo credits: The Guardian The two Twitter handles, @lizzard and @veriuser, allegedly belong to the leader of the Lizard Squad. Both Twitter accounts were briefly suspended. Taylor confirmed the hack on h...

404 Plane Not Found – Hackers Claiming to Represent ISIS Hit Malaysian Airlines

ISIS, known for gruesome videos of beheading innocent captives, has either developed a sense of humor, albeit a distasteful one, or has attracted a delinquent fan-boy following. Attackers claiming to represent ISIS carried out a denial-of-service attack on the website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS), compromising its domain name system, according to news reports. The message “404-Plane Not Found...

Lizard Squad blamed for Facebook downtime. Facebook says “Err.. no”

Hacking gang jokers Lizard Squad appeared to be taking credit for Facebook and Instagram falling off the web earlier today, but you - and the media - shouldn't be too quick to believe them. In a tweet the notorious hacking crew, who previously attacked XBox Live and PlayStation Network gaming services over Christmas, referenced the the problems being experienced by various social networks earlier today. And...

Leaked Minecraft passwords aren’t the result of hack, says Microsoft

There's good news if you're a fan of the online game Minecraft. Microsoft, the parent company of Minecraft developer Mojang, has confirmed that Minecraft has not been hacked. Concerns were raised that a breach might have been the reason behind over 1800 users' credentials appearing on Pastebin, as reported by Hot for Security and Heise, however it always seemed more likely that the login details had been st...

GCHQ took less than 10 minutes to covertly scoop up 70,000 emails – and it’s a disgrace

It's a strange and disturbing world we are living in. Politicians are calling for encrypted communications to be outlawed if they do not have a backdoor through which law-enforcement can spy upon conversations. Intelligence chiefs are pronouncing that "We can’t stop terrorism, unless we spy on the innocent." What's clear is that there is an almighty fight kicking off between those who believe the public sho...

Notorious Website Hacking Tool … Hacked

The database of LizardStresser - the tool of the notorious Lizard Squard hacking group - was compromised and thousands of buyers were exposed, according to KrebsOnSecurity. “A copy of the LizardStresser customer database obtained by KrebsOnSecurity shows that it attracted more than 14,241 registered users, but only a few hundred appear to have funded accounts at the service,” Krebs said. The tool was availa...

Vivino wine-lovers’ app leaked personal information

Vivino, a popular smartphone app, that allows wine-lovers to scan their favourite bottles of plonk and share recommendations with their friends, has left a sour taste in the mouth - after a security researcher found a privacy vulnerability. Randy Westergren, a software developer with a long history of finding privacy holes in other people's programs, discovered a privacy issue in how the Vivino app communic...

1800+ Minecraft usernames and passwords leak online

According to German media reports, a list of 1800 Minecraft usernames and passwords has been published online - potentially allowing anyone to break into your account and cause mayhem in the popular chunky 3D world. Heise reports that many of the affected accounts appear to be belong to German gamers, and that some of the login credentials have been verified to be valid. If unauthorised users exploited the...

Turkey Threatens to Block Twitter Again

Turkey officials plan to ban Twitter unless the social media network blocks a newspaper story involving its intelligence agencies, according to the New York Times. A local court said the newspaper violated national security laws by posting documents about a military police raid on Turkish Intelligence Agency trucks traveling to Syria in January 2014. The newspaper claimed that the intelligence agency’s truc...

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7. What You Need to Know

Two days ago the security world watched the official demise of one of the most popular Windows platforms, Windows 7. But what does it really mean and how does it impact users and organizations? Here is what you need to know: Mainstream support vs. extended support Leaving mainstream support does not mean that Windows 7 is dead. It simply will stop receiving new features or technology improvements. Companies...

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