TalkTalk reveals 1.2million customer email and phone numbers along with 21,000 bank details were stolen in hack – as police arrest another teenager over cyber attack

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The data hacked in the TalkTalk cyber attack ‘is significantly less than suspected’ with fewer than 21,000 bank details accessed, the company has said. TalkTalk today revealed that 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers were accessed, along with around 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details, and…


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EU Parliament votes nonbinding resolution to protect Edward Snowden

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On Thursday, the European Parliament narrowly voted a nonbinding resolution calling on European Union (EU) member states to offer “protection” to Edward Snowden. By 285 to 281 votes, it recommended that EU states “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by…


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Judge asked to protect Constitution from NSA

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A lawyer who won a federal judge’s determination that the National Security Agency’s spy-on-Americans program is “Orwellian” and likely unconstitutional is encouraging the judge to maintain his stance after a federal appeals court ruled the collection of phone metadata can continue. The request to Judge Richard Leon from attorney Larry…


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An Entire City Trolled NSA Spies Using an Art Project

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When it was revealed in 2013 that the NSA and its UK equivalent, GCHQ, routinely spied on the German government, artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter came up with a plan. They installed a series of antennas on the roof of the Swiss Embassy in Berlin and another giant antenna on the roof…


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U.S. court will not halt NSA phone spy program before ban

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A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to immediately halt the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records during a “transition” period to a new federal scheme that bans the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said it would not disturb…


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HACKERS: CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM ‘THE CRIME OF OUR ERA’?

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TalkTalk may be facing its biggest challenge to date. Not only does chief executive Dido Harding face tough decisions on how to maintain and maximise the internet service provider’s profit margins (it’s up against larger rivals BT and Virgin), but TalkTalk will almost certainly have to overhaul its cyber security…


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Pursuit of James Bond Film Rights Kicks Into High Gear

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The distribution rights to one of the movie industry’s highest-profile franchises are about to be up for grabs, leaving Hollywood shaken and stirred. After “Spectre”—which opened last week overseas and will make its U.S. debut this week —the current deal for Sony Pictures Entertainment to release James Bond movies will…


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New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes

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It’s an item every police department would want on its wish list. The Leica P-20 3-D Laser Scanner is a $147,000 machine. It’s created to scan its surroundings and form a 3-D image based on the data it collected. “What we can do with that is actually document crime scenes…


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Xavier College’s past revealed following online bullying scandal

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It sounds like the worst school on the worst corner of the worst suburb, and yet you pay about $25,000 a year to go there. Xavier College is a prestigious Catholic boys school in Kew in Melbourne with an esteemed alumni — Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, AFL Brownlow medallist…


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Italian hackers ‘assist’ DISS, Police spy on you – Wikileaks

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Secret email conversations from Wikileaks exposed how the Botswana Police Service and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) through a local consultant have been in contact with an Italian spyware designing firm to purchase surveillance software that steals data, monitors smartphones, email, online traffic and civilian communication on…


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609,239 stolen British personal details on sale for £20 each on Dark Web

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Senior UK government officials have revealed that hackers have stolen personal information pertaining to tens of thousands of Britons in 2014, and that these identities are being sold on the Dark Web. The personal identities of 609,239 UK individuals were hacked from either a “government gateway” database that consisted of…


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Government pressure for Apple to bypass iPhone encryption reduced as owner enters guilty plea

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Jun Feng, a defendant in a criminal case, has entered a guilty plea, removing pressure from a New York court to decide quickly whether Apple is required to aid investigators by bypassing his iPhone 5s passcode. Feng had been indicted on three counts related to the possession and distribution of…


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Sullivan: Cybersecurity bill lacks teeth, expands surveillance

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The Senate passed a controversial cybersecurity bill Tuesday night in response to calls for Congress to prevent cyber threats to the United States. This is a continuation of the debate between personal privacy and security, and a decisive victory for those who favor the latter. In a 74-21 vote, the…


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BEC/FBI Tech Hacking Advisory – Doing Business with Foreign Suppliers/Businesses

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It was not so long ago that in the cyberspace realm businesses only needed to worry about having a good firewall and spam filter to prevent fraud.  Now, as technology has advanced so have the fraudsters and the government is warning businesses, especially those conducting business with foreign suppliers and/or…


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Hacking Facebook and WhatsApp signals to track 4G/LTE smartphone’s precise locations

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Researchers have made a low-cost gadget to track the precise location of smartphones using 4G/LTE by hacking Facebook and WhatsApp signals. It was earlier thought that though such attacks could be targeted against the 2G and 3G enabled smartphones and 4G/LTE enabled smartphones are immune. to such attacks Security researchers have…


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TalkTalk hack: industry hits back after Daily Mail targets ‘gaming addict’

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The gaming industry has hit back after theDaily Mail claimed a suspect arrested in connection with the TalkTalk hack was a “violent video game addict”. The UKIE, the UK’s games industry body, told WIRED that there was “no link between addiction or antisocial behaviour” and playing games in a “balanced” way….


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Insurer Blames $579K Goof on Duped Lawyer

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A New Jersey lawyer, overlooking a phony email address, had a title insurance agency send $579,000 from a real estate closing to the wrong person, the agency claims in state court. ABL Title Insurance Agency LLC sued attorney Jordan Yuelys and his Hackensack, N.J.-based law offices in Morris County Superior…


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Mumbai Police plan to lodge Chhota Rajan in Crime Branch Unit-1 cell

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THE MUMBAI Police have finalised the Crime Branch Unit I cell located inside the Mumbai Police Commissionerate to lodge Rajendra Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan on his return to India, during his custody in Mumbai. Rajan was arrested by the Bali police on October 26 from Bali in Indonesia after the…


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Cedar Falls police seek credit card fraud suspect

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect from a credit card fraud investigation. On Oct. 11, a resident reported to police that he had lost his wallet which had had been inadvertently left on top of his car as the car was driven from Lilac…


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Teens taught to avoid identity theft by filtering social media

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Identity theft is nothing new but a push to protect kids and teens is new and now underway in Utah schools. Wednesday is “get smart about credit day” and Zion’s Bank used the opportunity to talk to teens about what they can do to protect their credit as they prepare…


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