Phishing

Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts? Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.
Graham Cluley
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When your Instagram account has been hacked, how do you get it back?

Travel blogger Delaine Maria D’Costa had her account wiped after she failed to pay an extortionist $200. That was bad enough, but then she had...
Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don't have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital...
Graham Cluley
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Another wave of Elon Musk bitcoin scams spread by verified Twitter accounts

The cryptocurrency giveaway scammers are up to their tricks again on Twitter, and it seems that Twitter simply can't keep up with them. My advice...
Graham Cluley
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Naked celebrity photo hacker used to be a high school teacher

A former high school teacher is to plead guilty to hacking into the online accounts of celebrities and stealing naked photographs and other private...
Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security #097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe

Why was Zoho's website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on...
Graham Cluley
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Your business should be more afraid of phishing than malware

If you were to make a list of the most common causes of security breaches, it is phishing attacks that would surely dominate. Read more...
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Google warns businesses of government-backed phishing attacks

If a government-backed hacking gang cannot extract the information it wants from a single person’s Gmail account, they might instead target an organisation they...
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Hackers phish Butlin’s holiday camp chain, access customers’ personal data

Fabled British holiday camp chain Bultin's has admitted that it has suffered a data breach that may have exposed details of 34,000 guests. Read more...
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Smashing Security #088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public

Not one of Google's 85,000 employees has had their accounts compromised by phishing in a year.  How have they done it? Find out in...
Graham Cluley
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Google Chrome users met with ‘Not secure’ warnings when visiting HTTP sites

If you're still running a website that is using insecure HTTP then it's probably too late. Some of your website's visitors are going to be...
Graham Cluley
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Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

But don't imagine that the two suspected hackers will be defending themselves in a US court anytime soon... Read more in my article on the...
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Smashing Security #078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech – WTF?

Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers' hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair...
Graham Cluley
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Paris Hilton’s hacker sentenced to 57 months in prison

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton says she no longer trusts the iCloud.
Graham Cluley
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Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen from MyEtherWallet users. Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
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