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Will Facebook be fined after hack attack?

In theory Facebook could be fined if it is found to be in breach of GDPR, Europe's data protection rules.

It has not revealed whether other services which people use their Facebook log-ins for - such as Tinder and Spotify - have also been affected.

Facebook has now fixed the issue.

People potentially affected were logged out of their accounts on Friday and those definitely affected were notified.

Facebook says it has identified 50 million accounts which were certainly involved in the breach, with an extra 40 million also warned as a precautionary measure.

Widespread Instagram hack locking users out of their accounts

A growing number of Instagram users are taking to social media, including Twitter and Reddit, to report a mysterious hack which involves locking them out of their account with their email addresses changed to .ru domains.

According to victims, their account names, profile pictures, passwords, email addresses associated with their Instagram accounts, and even connected Facebook accounts are being changed in the attack.

Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez's email account

Susan Atrach of Ridgefield Park was charged Thursday with 11 felony counts—five counts of identity theft, five counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or illegally obtain money, property or data, and one count of accessing computer data without permission.

Iranians hack hundreds of universities

The Mabna Institute is accused of stealing 31 terabytes of "valuable intellectual property and data".

The justice department said the firm hacked 320 universities around the world, dozens of companies and parts of the US government.

Nine of the 10 individuals have been indicted separately for related crimes.

The two founders of the Mabna Institute are among those sanctioned and their assets are subject to US seizure, a statement by the US Treasury Department said.

Millions of Up-to-Date Apple Macs remain vulnerable

This is one of the most popular and critical advice that every security expert strongly suggests you to follow to prevent yourself from major cyber attacks.

However, even if you attempt to install every damn software update that lands to your system, there is a good chance of your computer remaining outdated and vulnerable.

Researchers from security firm Duo Labs analysed over 73,000 Macs systems and discovered that a surprising number of Apple Mac computers either fails to install patches for EFI firmware vulnerabilities or doesn't receive any update at all.

Hack on Italy's largest bank affects 400,000 customers

Unicredit said that personal data and account numbers could have been stolen.

But it added that the accounts' passwords had not been compromised, so the hackers could not have carried out unauthorised transactions.

It represents the biggest cyber-incident of its kind reported by an Italian bank to date.

Unicredit has blamed an unnamed "third-party provider" for the incidents.

It said the first was thought to have occurred between September and October 2016, and the second happened some time over this month and June.

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Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) work with young computer criminals.

Attendees learned about responsible use of cyber-skills and got advice about careers in computer security.

If the trial proves successful, it will be rolled out across the UK.

Hacker pleads guilty to hacking U.S. military satellite phone system

Sean Caffrey, a 25-year-old resident of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, has admitted to breaking into a US military communications system in June 2014 and stealing usernames and email addresses of over 800 employees and data from 30,000 satellite phones, the UK's National Crime Agency announced.

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Beware! Subtitle files can hack your computer while you're enjoying movies

Just last night, I wanted to watch a French movie, so I searched for English subtitles and downloaded it to my computer.

Though that film was excellent, this morning a new research from Checkpoint scared me.

I was unaware that a little subtitle file could hand over full control of my computer to hackers, while I was enjoying the movie.

Yes, you heard that right.

Unpatched WordPress flaw could allow hackers to reset Admin password

The vulnerability (CVE-2017-8295) becomes even more dangerous after knowing that it affects all versions of WordPress — including the latest 4.7.4 version.

The WordPress flaw was discovered by Polish security researcher Dawid Golunski of Legal Hackers last year in July and reported it to the WordPress security team, who decided to ignore this issue, leaving millions of websites vulnerable.