Category: Security News

British police learning to hack

In the United Kingdom, cyber crime is reported every 10 minutes, the Office for National Statistics revealed. As technologies used by cyber criminals outpaces traditional law enforcement, it can be impossible to effectively prosecute criminals. Cybercrime can be near impossible for a traditional police force to tackle. That’s why police officers across the country are

Poorly written code exposing businesses online

Old and sloppily written code is exposing businesses to hackers, new research has warned, with the financial sector at the highest risk. After reviewing more than 278 million lines of code in 1,388 applications worldwide, researchers have found 1.3 million weaknesses which could allow hackers to take advantage of corporate systems. Research by software company

Hacker attempting to phish netflix customers

A hacker purporting to be Netflix is attempting to steal information from the subscription service’s more than 100 million customers via an email scam. Netflix subscribers have reported receiving emails that claim their membership must be re-validated and sensitive information should be provided in order to do so. According to USA Today, the email instructs subscribers

Crunchyroll website hacked and malware affected some users

Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll.com just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for a few hours on November 4th after hackers planted a fake home page that pushed a malicious “CrunchyViewer” malware to visitors. If Windows users were trusting enough to launch the file, it installed a mysterious background process