G20 is an “irresistible target for hackers,” according to Greg Rudd, spokesman for the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers, or CREST Australia. Hackers "would love to just get into the traffic light system for example and just disrupt that and what they're after really is free international media,” Rudd told ABC.
The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has helped to close 400 'dark web' sites involved in various illegal activities under an operation dubbed Project Protein.
The takedowns were part of the NCA's involvement in the shut down of the Silk Road 2.0 website by the FBI.
A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough.
First disclosed in April 2014, Heartbleed presents a serious vulnerability to the popular OpenSSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software, allowing anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems that are compromised by the malicious bug.
Microsoft is offering a bumper crop of security patches next week as part of its traditional Patch Tuesday fix fiesta.
A total of 16 patches are on the way this month, five of which are labelled 'Critical'. All five affect Windows and one also involves Internet Explorer.
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The WireLurker malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Mac OS and iOS devices is exactly similar to a proof-of-concept attack Apple was warned about at the beginning of this year, according to the researcher who first publicly described such attacks.