According to security firm FireEye, a total of nine machines were hacked by a collective dubbed Ke3chang, which distributed emails with infected attachments to snare its targets.
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A new scam that claims to offer free £500 ASDA vouchers has been doing the rounds on Facebook with costly a premium rate mobile number costing some users large sums.
CyanogenMod downloads will include the encrypted messaging service from here forward with users able to benefit from messaging that cannot be pried on by authorities.
Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and all versions of Java are responsible for two thirds of vulnerabilities in Windows systems, according to a longterm study by independent security consultant AV Test.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been watching suspects undetected "for years" through custom-built malware designed to hack into webcams, a court has heard.
Online video game network Xbox Live has been infiltrated by the NSA and GCHQ, under the suspicion that it is an environment where terrorists “hide in plain sight”.
Eight of the world’s largest tech companies have joined forces to demand wide-spread reforms to US government surveillance.
"The last few years have established that no one is too big, too powerful, or too well-secured to suffer an attack or leakage," says David Harley, a senior research fellow at ESET.