A compilation of noteworthy headlines from the weird and wily world of cyber assaults.
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The Serious Fraud Office mistakenly sent thousands of confidential files from an investigation into British weapons-maker BAE Systems to the wrong person.
When pranksters reported the former Soviet leader’s demise, he surfaced to deny the rumors: “I’m alive and well,” Gorbachev, late Aug. 7, told the website of Novaya Gazeta newspaper, using a blanked-out Russian expletive to describe his ill-wishers who he said were “hoping in vain”.
Mystery hackers are dispensing illegal child abuse images and malicious software through many legal adult porn sites that have been compromised.
Prodigy subscribers in the country had the content of their messages exposed because of a security flaw in the company’s mobile email and webmail systems.