Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg
A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.
FBI settles for face saving arrest
What do you do if hackers lift a software tool without paying for it and use it to bring down the internet?
Global hacking operation
A Chinese cyber gang has been hitting UK firms as part of a "systematic" global cyber espionage campaign.
Russians apparently thought people still used Yahoo mail
Indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo reveal a symbiotic relationship between Tsar Vladimir’s Putin’s security services and private Russian hackers.
Putin orders another soft target
After gaming the US election to help Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump win, Tsar Vlad Putin has ordered his tame hackers to target Mac users.
Hacked 8,700 computers in 120 countries with just one warrant
Privacy experts have complained in court that the FBI might have just overstepped itself by hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant.
More than 1.5 million pages defaced
More than 1.5 million Wordpress sites have been defaced after hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the REST API, patched in WordPress version 4.7.2.
Better to stick to Linux
If you want to use the Tor browser safely to avoid your local government seeing your doings it is probably not a good idea to use Windows 10.
Oh those Russians
Wordpress security outfit Wordfence has warned that it has detected an IP block in the Ukraine and says the attacks would appear to have Russian involvement.