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You’ll want to avoid this Steam Sale malware scam

You’ll want to avoid this Steam Sale malware scam

Hackers have decided to take advantage of the massive interested generated by Valve’s Steam Summer Sale this season with some digital phishing. While you’re still free to enjoy the Steam sale for all its worth, there’s a couple of things we’d have you watch out for. You don’t want to get targeted by this particular scam, that’s for certain.

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RCS malware affects iOS and Android devices internationally

RCS malware affects iOS and Android devices internationally

Remote Control System malware has been identified by the folks at Kaspersky Lab this week as affecting both iOS (iPhone) and Android devices across the planet. This system is said to be controlled by an international infrastructure which allows this "legal" spyware to take hold of devices at the hands of the company known as HackingTeam.

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Watch GTA V as a first-person shooter, looking like Half-Life

Watch GTA V as a first-person shooter, looking like Half-Life

If we didn’t know better, we’d guess that this Grand Theft Auto 5 video was created with Valve’s Source engine. Instead, modded XBLToothPik suggests he’s working with a modded Xbox 360 and the original Grand Theft Auto V to create a first-person experience for the game. Not just first-person inside vehicles, first person everywhere, at all times.

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Synology NAS drives hacked to mine Dogecoins

Synology NAS drives hacked to mine Dogecoins

Users of Synology's products might enjoy having their own personal clouds at home or in the office, but if they're not careful, they might be unknowingly making some hacker or hackers thousands of dollars. This is the scenario painted by security company Dell SecureWorks when it revealed how a number of Synology's drives have been compromised in order to produce Dogecoins.

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NullCrew hacker arrested for cyberattack conspiracy

NullCrew hacker arrested for cyberattack conspiracy

The Department of Justice has announced the arrest of a member of hacking collective NullCrew, Timothy Justin French. NullCrew is the self-proclaimed group behind some well-known cyberattacks, including some that resulted in the theft of data. French, who is 20-years-old, went by variations of the name "Orbit" and "crysis".

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Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."

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Researcher uncovers method to harvest every Gmail address

Researcher uncovers method to harvest every Gmail address

This week a security researcher by the name of Oren Hafif revealed a method for collecting every single Gmail address in existence. This method was not a hack - nor was it necessarily a bug - but with a lot of patience (or a simple computer program), a spammer could have collected all Gmail addresses ever used. Hafif’s method ran for two hours and collected 37,000 addresses.

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What’s a DDoS attack? Zombies, shopping help explain it all

What’s a DDoS attack? Zombies, shopping help explain it all

There has been a lot of news today about DDoS; Feedly went down, and at the time we publish this article, still is. Those types of attacks happen often, and can cause some major headaches. What are they, though? Are you at risk if it happens? We explain DDoS in layman's terms to help you understand a bit about what’s going on.

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You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

A new exploit in Smart TVs has been discovered, which affects various smart TVs and allows a would-be hacker to potentially exploit your entire system. The threat lasts as long as you use an affected app, but once the malware is placed, the app itself is compromised. Called a “Red Button Attack”, the vulnerability is already widespread in Europe, and could be working its way to the US and other territories.

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UK proposes life sentences for hackers behind major cyberattacks

UK proposes life sentences for hackers behind major cyberattacks

The United Kingdom isn't playing around when it comes to cyberattacks. In a proposed new bill, the nation seeks to impose life sentences onto hackers who commit a serious cyberattack, with the criteria of such an offense covering several different bases.

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Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

In the year 2011, Hector "Sabu" Monsegur was arrested for his alleged hacking crimes in association with the hacker group Lulzsec - associated in turn with Anonymous. Today he’s been set free by a judge after several years of collaborating with law enforcement to infiltrate and take down key members of Anonymous and Lulzsec. Sabu served a total of 7-months in a jail environment while awaiting trial in 2011.

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Spotify hack affects one user, upgrades for Android

Spotify hack affects one user, upgrades for Android

Those of you using Spotify on Android this week will likely be seeing a prompt to upgrade your app to its newest edition. This prompt comes after a single user’s security was breached, and Spotify discovered said breach. At this time, it does not appear that any other users’ data was accessed.

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