Hackers snab emails and more in Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN compromise

Hackers made use of a compromised Microsoft support agent’s credentials to sneak a peek at its users’ Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook emails. How bad is it, and what has Microsoft done to correct it?

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Zombie email rises from grave after eight years of radio silence

What do you do when an email account you assumed was long gone comes back to life after eight years?

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Hacker destroys VFEmail service, wipes backups

A hacker managed to compromise, and entirely destroy, a popular email service and all of its backups. What happened?

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Data scraping treasure trove found in the wild

3 large databases containing scraped content landed in front of security researchers. How bad is it?

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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5 safe ways to get back at spammers: a guide to wasting time

We take a look at some of the safe ways to waste a spammer’s time, whether by email or telephone.

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