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  • News: Osama bin Laden death drives traffic spike

    It may have been almost midnight in the United States of America when President Barack Obama fronted the media to pronounce the death of al Qaeda terrorist, Osama bin Laden, but it was peak viewing time in Australia — and Aussies tuned into the announcement in droves.

  • News: Sony Hack Caps Recent String of Security Horror Shows

    Sony's massive security breach impacting as many as 100 million of its customers is just the latest in a string of corporate security gaffs in recent months that have left customers vulnerable to financial fraud and identity theft. Lax security has impacted a large number of corporations, institutions, and even computer security firms recently. Here's a breakdown of some of the more sensational (and sensationally stupid) security breaches.

  • News: Sony cuts off Sony Online Entertainment service after hack

    The widely publicised hack of Sony's computer networks is worse than previously thought, also affecting 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment network accounts.

  • News: Osama Bin Laden news spurs wave of scams, malware

    Malware creators have started using the news of Osama Bin Laden's death as a opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links. According to cloud-security firm Zscaler, researchers were already seeing malicious sites emerge to capitalise on the news within hours of the announcement.

  • News: Man who liveblogged Bin Laden raid was hacked

    The Pakistani programmer who dubbed himself "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing about it" is also the guy who got his website hacked without knowing about it.

  • News: Julian Assange: Facebook an 'Appalling Spying Machine'

    Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented."

  • News: Personal info sent offshore without permission: Shroff

    Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says personal information collected by government agencies and businesses, often ends up overseas without the individual's knowledge.

  • News: Sony Online Entertainment Hacked, 12,700 Credit Cards Stolen

    Not quite out of the frying pan, but into the fire anyway: Sony just acknowledged another network breach related to the first one.

  • News: Can a new CISO improve Sony PlayStation Network security?

    Can a chief information security officer (CISO) help prevent the kind of massive data breach that occurred in the Sony PlayStation network breach last month in which attackers grabbed personal information on an estimated 77 million customers of the PlayStation and Qriocity online games?

  • News: Fake security software takes aim at Mac users

    Scammers are distributing fake security software aimed at the Mac by taking advantage of the news that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces, a security researcher said today.

  • News: New Mac Trojan horse masquerades as virus scanner

    By and large, Mac users have been able to escape the onslaught of malware that their Windows counterparts suffer from. But every once in a while, a piece of nastiness slips into the wild. The latest offender is a Trojan horse by the name of MAC Defender, which purports to be a virus-scanning application. In fact, it does little more than encourage users to give up their credit card information.

  • News: Osama Bin Laden news spurs wave of scams, malware

    Malware creators are already using the news of Osama Bin Laden's death as a opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links. According to cloud-security firm Zscaler, researchers were already seeing malicious sites emerge to capitalize on the news within hours of the announcement.

  • News: Fake AV makers, scammers exploit Bin Laden news

    The death of Osama Bin Laden is the latest event to spur malware makers and scammers into action.

  • News: Security stepped up around U.S. following Bin Laden news

    While many around the world rejoiced at news that Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda founder and architect of the September 11th attacks, had been killed by U.S. military forces, the news does not come without concern about possible violence in the aftermath of the historic event.

  • News: Bin Laden's villa lacked Internet, phone service

    Intelligence officials say a lack of Internet and telephone service at a Pakistani compound was a key reason to suspect Osama bin Laden was hiding there.

  • News: Home Wi-Fi Network Security: 4 Ways to Avoid Big Trouble

    The risks of not properly securing your home wireless network continue to increase. Consider the newest tales from the dark side then follow four steps to stronger Wi-Fi network security.

  • News: Starbucks Customers Targeted by Laptop Thieves

    Starbucks isn't just an inviting place for sipping lattes and getting free unlimited Wi-Fi on your laptop, it's also a favorite spot for thieves. The New York Times is reporting a trend in thefts at the popular coffeehouse, as thieves snatch laptops, handbags, iPads, and whatever else customers carelessly leave unsecured while they order their drinks or go use the restroom.

  • News: PlayStation lawsuit could mean long wait by customers for not much

    PlayStation Network customers involved in a class-action lawsuit against Sony could be waiting years for small compensation for damages they suffer as a result of their personal information being stolen during a breach last month, according to the lead attorney in the suit.

  • Video: Sony apologises for PlayStation Network attack, outage

    Sony executives apologise for the potential loss of personal information

  • News: Sony finds no apparent Anonymous link to PlayStation attack

    Sony said it has found no link between an attack on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and Internet activist group Anonymous, which had earlier targeted its systems.



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