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weekly-security-roundupFight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

This week brought a few articles that indicate security threats are used by states against other states and sometimes against its own citizens. At the same time, we have articles that underline identity theft is becoming a major concern for all of us.

Our security blog provided this week 2 important security articles, one focusing on Hesperbot, a new financial stealing malware, and the second article is a warning that points out to the great number of e-mail credentials that have been stolen by cyber-criminals.

We recommend using the steps in the second article to find out if your e-mail address has been accessed.

Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.

These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

 

Security articles of the week

 

1. Why Russian site may be watching you on a webcam or baby monitor (+video)

Someone is watching you! A Russian-based website uses stolen login credentials to access people’s private webcams. Feeling safe?

2. The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites

The title says it all. But, who exactly is behind these attacks? Is it the Chinese government or someone else? And how important is such an attack for us? Is it just the beginning of a new type of war?

3. All the things you can use private browsing mode for

We all know about the private browsing option in our web browsers, but how and when should we use this privacy and security option?

4. ‘Someone Had Taken Over My Life’: An Identity Theft Victim’s Story

We expect malware to cause damage to our systems or steal our credentials to access online accounts. But, what exactly is “Identity Theft” and how does that happen? Listen to an identity theft victim’s story.

5. British embassy in Ukraine tweets guide to Russian tanks

The UK officials in Ukraine decided to use Twitter and “help” Russia find its “lost” tanks from Ukraine. We all hope they won’t get lost again.

6. One-in-four have been victims of identity theft

Identity theft is an increasingly greater issue for many users of online services. How do we stay safe in the new threat environment?

7. 5 Sophisticated Work-From-Home Scams And How To Spot Them

How do we stay safe from online scams, especially those scams that promise money? Read the article above and learn more about it.

For more information on online scams, you can use one of our best articles on the subject.

8. Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Cyber-crime is no longer affecting the normal users. Since it has become a global problem, we need to increase our joint operations to fight cyber-criminal actions.

9. G20 Conference Gives Hackers High-Profile Targets

G20 Summit draws leaders from the world’s richest countries to discuss economy, finance and politics. Is it a target cyber-criminals won’t avoid.

10. Brian Krebs on Cyber Crime

Where are we today on cyber-crime? Listen to Brian Krebs, one of the most influential voices in the IT industry and find out.

 

We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?

This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in November 2014.

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