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This Week’s Latest IT Security News and Updates

January 25, 2014
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The first month of 2014 is almost nearing its end, and cyber criminals have already filled their plate with nefarious plans and illegal practices. Let’s see what this week witnessed in the world of IT security.

Snapchat, Ouch!

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After the much hoo-haa about how 4.6 million Snapchat accounts were compromised, the company came up with a sleek new security feature. Guess what, the feature got hacked in 30 minutes! Read more about it here.

Lone Hacker takes Down South Korea Credit Card Companies – Hits 40% of the Population

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Nearly 40% of South Korea had to face the brunt of a massive cyber attack on the country’s major credit companies. Apparently, the hacker works for the Korean Credit Bureau. Read the entire news here.

Social Media Accounts of CNN Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

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CNN announced on its Twitter handle yesterday, about a cyber attack that compromised some of its social media accounts. Reportedly, the Syrian Electronic Army is behind this attack. Read more on this here.

12345 is the Worst and the Most Commonly Used Password on the Internet

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In its annual list of the 25 most common passwords used by people online, SplashData has rated “123456” as the worst password of 2013. Read more about it in our post.

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About Rajiv Singha
Rajiv is an IT security news junkie and a computer security blogger at Quick Heal. He is passionate about promoting cybersecurity awareness, content and digital...
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