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This is how Chinese government plans to save kids from cyberbullying

Chinese authorities have published a draft regulation protecting minors’ rights in cyberspace that includes remedies for online bullying. The draft, published on Friday by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council (LAOSC) states that no organisation or individual is allowed to threat, insult or hurt minors online with words, pictures or video, the People’s Daily reported. Guardians and schools …

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Have a ‘verified’ Twitter account? WikiLeaks plans to track you

Sparking a fresh controversy, anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks has threatened to make the private details public of millions of people who have ‘verified’ Twitter accounts. “We are thinking of making an online database with all ‘verified’ twitter accounts and their family/job/financial/housing relations,” the WikiLeaks Task Force said in a tweet, which has now been deleted. The NYDailyNews on Saturday quoted a …

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Yahoo: How do state hackers break in?

Yahoo has revealed that login details for up to one billion accounts have gone missing. The massive breach was discovered while it investigated a separate attack that had compromised data on about 500 million accounts. Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts. How can it be sure? Perhaps because information about the breach came from …

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Assange Lives to Leak Another Day

The status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange grew a bit murky on Tuesday after the group accused the U.S. State Department of pressuring Ecuadorian officials to block him from posting additional emails linked to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry on Tuesday acknowledged placing temporary restrictions on Assange’s access, saying in a statement that it did not wish …

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Russia’s Fancy Bear Attacks Microsoft, Adobe as Election Nears

Microsoft earlier this week said it had fallen victim to “Strontium,” its code name for the Russian hacking group also known as “Fancy Bear,” which has been linked to recent attacks on Democratic Party systems. The group launched a spear phishing attack that targeted vulnerabilities in both the Windows operating system and Adobe Flash, according to Terry Myerson, executive vice …

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iPhone Call Logs Easy Pickings on iCloud, Says Russian Security Firm

Russian digital forensics firm ElcomSoft on Thursday reported that Apple automatically uploads iPhone call logs to iCloud remote servers, and that users have no official way to disable this feature other than to completely switch off the iCloud drive. The data uploaded could include a list of all calls made and received on an iOS device, as well as phone …

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Yahoo Slapped With 23 Lawsuits Over 2014 Hack As Investigations Continue

Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software “cookies” for ongoing access to users’ accounts. In revelations that could jeopardize the company’s pending $4.8 billion acquisition by US telecom giant Verizon, the internet pioneer said it was trying to pin down when it first knew its system …

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Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts

Almost 20,000 Tesco Bank customers have had their money stolen from their accounts after the banking arm of UK’s biggest retailer fall victim to a hacking attack this weekend. As a result of the hack, Tesco Bank has frozen online transactions in an attempt to protect its customers from, what it described as, the “online criminal activity.” However, customers can …

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Expert analysis reveals the secrets behind new phishing attack

An analysis by Mimecast reveals what’s going on in a new phishing attack designed to steal credit card details A new phishing attack has been analysed by experts and its secrets uncovered, revealing the methods cyber criminals use in their attempts to steal credit card credentials. The phishing attempt was spotted by Computing this week, and sent to email security …

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14 people arrested for laundering £11m from malware scams

Fourteen people have been arrested across the UK under suspicion of being involved in laundering up to £11m generated by major malware scams. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said that the money was probably obtained through the Dridex and Dyre malware, which is believed to have been developed by Eastern European organised criminals and targeted at consumers and businesses. The malware …

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