‘Babyface hacker who paralysed a phone giant’: Son of a single mother, TalkTalk suspect, 15, is violent video game addict who rarely leaves his bedroom

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The boy of 15 arrested over the TalkTalk cyber-attack is a baby-faced loner and gaming fanatic nicknamed ‘Vicious’ who rarely leaves his bedroom. The reclusive youngster is suspected of being behind the huge security breach that has put the banking details…

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Zero-day exploits rarely used by criminals, Microsoft finds

Software exploits, including zero-day attacks, appear to play a much smaller part in malware infections than previously thought, Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report (SIRv11) has found. The vast majority of malware infections detected by the company’s Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) for the first half of 2011 depended either on…

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