Hacker Who Helped Stop Global Cyberattack Arrested In US

Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in another malicious software targeting bank accounts. Read more

Sydney Synagogue Banned Because It’s ‘Terror Target’

A LOCAL council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent. Read more

The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers

The Drug Enforcement Administration held a meeting with the US sales arm of NSO Group, a controversial malware company whose products can remotely siphon data from iPhones and other devices, according to internal DEA emails obtained by Motherboard. Read more

Dark Web Markets Boomed

Trade on several of the dark web’s illegal markets has boomed since two major players were shut by the authorities last month. Read more

Top Cybersecurity Firm Targeted By Hackers

Cybersecurity firms are paid to protect their clients from hackers. But what happens when they’re the target? Read more

Sweden Accidentally Leaks Nearly All Citizens’ Personal Details

Criticism is mounting over IT security at Swedish government agencies after it emerged that millions of Swedes’ personal data may have been leaked to other countries. Read more

Surveillance: German Police Ready To Hack WhatsApp Messages

German police will be able to use surveillance software by the end of the year that can hack into people’s smartphones and read encrypted messages in such services as WhatsApp, says a report that cites a leaked document. Read more

UniCredit Says 400,000 Accounts Were Hacked, Exposing Data

UniCredit has revealed a data breach affecting 400,000 customers who suffered unauthorised access to their personal loan accounts at Italy’s biggest bank. Read more

Hacker Reveals How Anyone Can Fly Around The World In First Class

The sheer thrill of turning left when you board the aircraft and making your way into those dreamy first class cabins is enough to make anyone have a crack a chatting up the the check-in staff when they arrive at the airport. Read more