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Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] arrested a 19-year-old man for stealing around 900 social insurance numbers from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA].

Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses
The company sent out a message that allowed any recipient to send a message to all those that received the email, using the “reply all” option.

FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach
French storage company LaCie, which counts security encryption products among its portfolio, has warned customers that it may have been breached by hackers for an entire year.

Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing
Cybersecurity consultancy Hut3 has warned that most free detection tools being used to detect the Heartbleed bug are failing in their job, putting websites at risk.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

"Could trying to fix Heartbleed slow down the Internet?" experts worry

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
"Could trying to fix Heartbleed slow down the Internet?" experts worry
The sheer number of sites attempting to revoke and reissue their security certificates following the reveal of Heartbleed could have an effect on the speed of browsers, say analysts.

FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million
The FBI has been criticised for its ongoing "Next Generation Identification" programme that has the capability of storing 52 million scans of peoples faces, whether criminal or not.

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with fake finger, leaves users open to fraud

16 Apr 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with fake finger, leaves users open to fraud
The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on Samsung's brand new Galaxy S5 smartphone has already been hacked.

Last 6 months saw 7% leap in personal data thefts

16 Apr 2014  by Stephanie Mlot
Last 6 months saw 7% leap in personal data thefts
Large-scale security breaches have people on edge about the security of their data. About 21 percent of online adults claim to have had an email or social networking account compromised, Pew found.

First confirmed Heartbleed exploitation hits Mumsnet and Canadian Revenue Agency

15 Apr 2014  by Darren Allan
First confirmed Heartbleed exploitation hits Mumsnet and Canadian Revenue Agency
The first victims to be bled of data via the already notorious Heartbleed flaw are a UK parental advice site, and the Canadian tax agency.

Obama lets NSA legally exploit certain Internet security flaws

14 Apr 2014  by David Murphy
Obama lets NSA legally exploit certain Internet security flaws
Whenever the NSA discovers an exploit that could affect Internet security, President Obama has decided that the agency should inform the tech sector... most of the time.