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Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army on Team Assad

Malware Team might even be an offshoot, say researchers
John Leyden, 01 Sep 11:42

HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat

'Sophisticated' spies, DIY tech and a TROLL ARMY – report
John Leyden, 01 Sep 09:36

NZ Justice Minister scalped as hacker leaks emails

Grab your popcorn: Subterfuge and slur disrupts election run up
Darren Pauli, 01 Sep 07:31

Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds

Another day, another way in to your home router
Darren Pauli, 01 Sep 07:05

One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online

Celebrity women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped
Darren Pauli, 31 Aug 23:28

KER-CHING! CryptoWall ransomware scam rakes in $1 MEEELLION

Anatomy of the net's most destructive ransomware threat
John Leyden, 29 Aug 11:55

SIEMs like a good idea: How to manage security in real time

Live webcast Join us in Reg Studios on September 29
David Gordon, 29 Aug 11:05

Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen

I scream, you scream, we all scream 'DATA BREACH'!
Darren Pauli, 29 Aug 07:02

Feds salute plucky human ROBOT-FIGHTERS

Winners of DEFCON robocall-crushing competition showered in cash, praise
Iain Thomson, 29 Aug 02:58

Racing Post escapes ICO fine after leaking info of 677K punters

Stewards' inquiry faults unsaddled website
John Leyden, 28 Aug 12:27
Russia

Russia-based hackers prime suspects in JPMorgan mega-breach

FBI working on sanctions reprisals hack theory - report
John Leyden, 28 Aug 11:18
Bees

Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic

Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Darren Pauli, 28 Aug 07:29

Opinion

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Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

Sysadmin blog 'Security first' gets more NB for little guys
No Sale

Hey, big spender. Are you as secure as a whitebox vendor?

Sysadmin blog The Internet of Stuff is a HUGE LIABILITY
Trevor Pott, 01 Aug 16:07

How long is too long to wait for a security fix?

Sysadmin blog Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
Trevor Pott, 25 Jul 20:40
Double Facepalm; when one facepalm is not enough.

Stop begging, startup-land, and start YELLING at Catch of the Day

Consumer trust boost from data breach laws would do more for online biz than any subsidy or share scheme
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 22:08

News

Netflix releases home-grown DDoS detectors

Planning on haxing Netflix? Don't plan it on Facebook
Darren Pauli, 28 Aug 05:30

Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU

Give us your metadata, we'll publish your data
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 01:56

Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch

Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Iain Thomson, 27 Aug 19:35

Securobods warn of wide open backdoor in Netis/Netcore routers

Single, hardcoded password in firmware, claim researchers
John Leyden, 27 Aug 09:27

PCI Council wants YOU to give it things to DO

How about enforcing PCI DSS?
Darren Pauli, 27 Aug 07:32

Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome

64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Darren Pauli, 27 Aug 06:32

Show Mother Russia you love her: Click HERE and AHHH NYET!

That Kelhios badness is infecting you - securobods
John Leyden, 26 Aug 14:32

‪‪Email list hack flap at 'sleep with a stranger' site Couchsurfing‬

Hospitality exchange firm says 'member data was not exposed'
John Leyden, 26 Aug 11:02

Researcher details how malware gives AV the slip

'They're coming! Everyone back to your places!'
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 07:32

Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons

66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 06:31

Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids

Records used to plunder game items, sold off to low lifes
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 05:02
Fast growth of NSA datasets

New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 04:04
closed_sign shut down under collapsed liquidation

Akamai warns: SMB security remains major risk

Hints at upgrade to Kona service
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 03:31
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NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess

Too many keys, too badly managed
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Aug 06:01
Moments of perspiration

Hack skirmish grounded Sony exec's flight after FAKE bomb scare

XBox and Battle.net networks also targeted by DDoSers
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 05:02
BBC iPlayer

BBC goes titsup: iPlayer to News websites down – Auntie working to fix it

Updated Did DDoS attack on Sony kick Beeb TV offline?
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Aug 19:27
Blackmail image

Stiffed by Synolocker ransomware crims? Try F-Secure's python tool

Unlock key doesn't always fit, says security biz

Renegade NSA, GCHQ spies help fix Tor vulns, claims project boss

As one hand smashes, the other hand soothes
John Leyden, 22 Aug 15:34
Bitcoins

Brainboxes caught opening Bitcoin fraud emails. Seriously, guys?

Firehose of spam proves surprisingly handy for cryptocash miscreants
John Leyden, 22 Aug 10:39
diaspora

ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

Nothing we can do to stop them, says decentralized network
Iain Thomson, 22 Aug 07:29