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+ - US 'Kidnapped' Hacker who is Son of Russian Member of Parliament->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Over the weekend the US arrested 30-year-old Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev charging him with numerous counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft for stealing hundreds of thousand of credit card details during 2009 to 2011. On Tuesday it was revealed that Seleznev is the son of Russian member of parliament Valery Seleznev who said he had not been able to speak to his son but added: "This is a monstrous lie and a provocative act.""
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+ - iBook of Mormon: 32,000 Missionaries to Use iPads to Spread the Gospel->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The iconic Book of Mormon could soon become known as the iBook of Mormon as missionaries around the world will be asked to use iPad minis to help spread the word, connect with new members on Facebook and even use tailored apps to help preach the testament of the Church of the Latter Day Saints."
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+ - Hacking Team's Smartphone Tools Give Governments Total Control Over Your Mobile->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Leaked documents show the powerful tools which Italian company Hacking Team offers to governments and law enforcement agencies around the world to track targets using their smartphones. The software is able to take full control of your phone allow agents to remotely access a phone's microphone, camera, keyboard and even services like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. Hacking Team's Remote Control tool can even jailbreak iPhones and iPads before installing the malware."
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+ - Malware Posing as Official Google Play Store Found in....Google Play Store ->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details."
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+ - Facebook's 30min Global Outage Could Cost the Company $600,000 ->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Using some back of a cigarette packet maths, IBTimes UK estimates that as Facebook earned on average $27.7 million per day in the first three months of 2014, the 30 minutes global outage which hit the service on Thursday, could have cost it as much as $600,000 in lost revenue."
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+ - Cybercriminals Will Leverage Chatbot Technology Used to 'Pass' Turing Test->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Reports that the Turing Test had been passed have been widely debunked, but the evolution of the chatbot does give the security industry something to worry about. More powerful automated programs like the one used in the recent Turing Test could be used to create more convincing scams which are already prevalent on platforms like Skype and Facebook where users ares tricked into downloading malware by automated bots which pretend to be one of the victims' friends or technical support."
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+ - FBI Sat Back as its Informant Sabu Helped Hack Stratfor->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The conventional wisdom was that Jeremy Hammond hacked into Stratfor and was then caught by the FBI. The real story seems to be a little different. Newly discovered chat logs show that the FBI informant Hector Monsegur (Sabu) was actually the person who fed the security vulnerability to Hammond and that despite knowing the attack was going to take place, the FBI sat back and did nothing."
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+ - Scientists Prove Book on Life and Death in Harvard Library is Bound in Human Ski->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Harvard scientists have proven beyond a doubt that a book which is a meditation on life and the soul after death was bound in the human skin of an unclaimed woman who died of a stroke in the 1880s. The book, Des destinées de lame (Destinies of the Soul) by French novelist and poet Arsène Houssaye, has been sitting in the Houghton Library in Harvard for the last 80 years, but has only now been proven to be bound in human skin."
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+ - First File-Encrypting, TOR-Enabled, Android Ransomware Discovered->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Security firm Eset has discovered a piece of mobile ransomware which is the first to encrypt files on an Android smartphones and using the Tor network to avoid detection. Identified as Simplocker, the malware is targeting Russian and eastern Europe initially but could soon spread it if proves profitable."
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