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The dark web won't hide you anymore, police warn crooks | ZDNet

The dark web won't hide you anymore, police warn crooks | ZDNet

By| September 22, 2020 -- 13:05 GMT (06:05 PDT)| Topic:How the cyber criminal underground works and what drives malicious hackersLaw enforcement agencies around the world have arrested 179 people involved in buying and selling illicit goods and services on the dark web as part of a coordinated international take down operation involving agencies in nine countries – and police have warned cyber criminals that "the golden age of the dark web is over".The coordinated campaign was led by the German Federal Criminal Police, with support from the Dutch National Police, the UK's National Crime...

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Cybersecurity: The path that leads from gaming cheats to malware | ZDNet

Cybersecurity: The path that leads from gaming cheats to malware | ZDNet

By| April 30, 2020 -- 10:58 GMT (03:58 PDT)| Topic:It's an environment where having the slightest edge over an opponent can be the difference between winning and losing, which means cheating is often an unfortunate part of many sports.And the rise of online gaming means that the underhand behaviour that so often has undermined real-world sporting competitions has been extended into the digital world, too.There's now enough demand for cheats that there is a lucrative marketplace dedicated to helping gamers gain an unfair edge.SEE: (free PDF)    "This is a multi-million dollar industry. Many...

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Goodbye smishing? SMS crackdown should stop you getting fake messages | ZDNet

Goodbye smishing? SMS crackdown should stop you getting fake messages | ZDNet

By| April 22, 2020 -- 13:50 GMT (06:50 PDT)| Topic:As cyber criminals continue to exploit the coronavirus outbreak for their own gain, the UK's mobile and banking industries have teamed up with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to prevent fraudsters sending scam text messages attempting to exploit the crisis.Text messaging scams – – see scammers attempt to trick people into sharing passwords and account details with fraudsters or even sending them money. These fake messages, which can be sent via SMS or other communications platforms - often claim to come from medical bodies or...

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Android dating app flaw could have opened the door to phishing attacks | ZDNet

Android dating app flaw could have opened the door to phishing attacks | ZDNet

Security vulnerabilities discovered in the Android version of a popular online dating application could allow hackers to access usernames, passwords and personal information, according to security researchers.The flaws in the Android version of the OKCupid dating app — which the Google Play Store lists as having over 10 million downloads — were discovered by . The researchers have previously disclosed exploits that could be abused by hackers .The researchers found that the  built-in browser contained vulnerabilities which could be exploited by attackers. While most links in the app will...

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