Cyber spies use female ‘honey pot’ to lure LinkedIn targets

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MIA Ash is an attractive 30-year-old  British woman with two art school degrees , a successful career as a photographer with hundreds of social media connections. She has common favorite hobbies with social media users, so when she adds a target as a friend,  they probably get flattered and a little bit excited. After exchanging messages on LinkedIn, The target is happy to continue the conversation on Facebook and WhatsApp. One problem though, Mia does not exist. Instead, she’s a persona, her biography fabricated and her photos stolen from another…

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Time Warner Cable loses 320,000 customer passwords via phishing attacks

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If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer, now is a very good time to change your password. The company admitted late yesterday that it believes personal data belonging to as many as 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The news came to light after the FBI alerted Time Warner Cable to the fact that it believed that user data, including email addresses and passwords, “may have been compromised.” Reuters reports that it’s unclear how the data was collected, though “there were no indications that Time Warner Cable’s systems were breached.”…

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A Hacker Reveals How Your Fingerprint Could Be Easier To Hack Than A Traditional Password

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A hacker has found a way to hack fingerprint passwords — and it’s as easy as taking a clear picture of someone’s hands. At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg, Germany, Popular Science reports a hacker named Jan “Starbug” Krissler pointed out the flaws in biometric password technology, like the fingerprint sensor found on an iPhone 6. Krissler said pictures of people’s hands and fingers can be used to recreate a person’s fingerprint, which can be used to hack into any of their devices that require fingerprint password…

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Cyber Crime a big cost for small businesses

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. The costs associated with computer and website attacks can run well into the thousands and even millions of dollars for a small company. Many small businesses have been attacked — 44%, according to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group. Those companies had costs averaging $8,700. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) said the attack on its computer servers…

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‘Bangladeshi’ hacks Google’s local domain, users redirected

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Internet users trying to access Google’s search engine on Monday morning quickly discovered the company’s local domain was compromised. A hacker, who identified himself as Bangladeshi, defaced the company’s Google.co.ke domain, replacing the page with a black background with the word ‘hacked’ engraved on it. The error was quickly fixed. Google Kenya, however, denied claims it had been hacked into. The company explained that it was the domain name server (DNS) which hosts google.co.ke that had been compromised. Adapted from nation.co.ke

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