A security flaw in the WordPress blogging software has let hackers attack and deface tens of thousands of sites.
One estimate suggests more than 1.5 million pages on blogs have been defaced.
The security firm that found the vulnerability said some hackers were now trying to use it to take over sites rather than just spoil pages.
WordPress urged site owners to update software to avoid falling victim.
More than a million pages have been defaced by hackers exploiting the bug, say security experts.
Source: WordPress blogs defaced in hack attacks – BBC News
Each year Britons throw away two million tonnes of electronic waste – but a growing number of groups are helping people bring old technology back to life.
Source: The groups giving old tech a new life – BBC News
Thousands of web-based databases have been deleted by cyberthieves seeking a ransom to restore the data.
Source: Web databases hit in ransom attacks – BBC News
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
Source: John Glenn dies: Trailblazing US astronaut was 95 – BBC News
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A developer has created a $5 device that can hack your computer even when the screen is password-protected.
Source: $5 ‘Poison Tap’ hacks locked computers – BBC News
As WordPress grows in popularity, it becomes more important to protect your WordPress installation. Here are our tips for securing your WordPress site.
Source: Ways to protect your WordPress site – Heart Internet Blog – Focusing on all aspects of the web
I’m really excited to tell you about our brand new online medical licensing service is now in public beta. Car drivers and motorcyclists can tell us if they have diabetes or single vision condit
Source: Online medical licensing service goes into public beta | Inside DVLA
The inventor of the World Wide Web says government “absolutely right” about cyber security concern
Source: Berners-Lee: Right to worry about cybersecurity – BBC News