Today’s Cyberthreats: High School Grade Hack, Charlie Sheen Scam
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
HIGH SCHOOL GRADE HACKING: A Nevada student who spoke at his high school graduation last year was charged with changing his grades and the grades of his friends by hacking into the school district’s computer system.
LE GRAND HACK: Skilled hackers used poisoned e-mails to break into 150 PCs at the French finance ministry and steal “numerous” sensitive documents over the past three months.
CHARLIE SHEEN FACEBOOK SCAM: Facebook scammers are cashing in on Charlie Sheen’s media ubiquity with scams promising to show a sex tape of the unpredictable actor. A scam using Christina Aguilera’s recent arrest is also spreading virally.
GOOGLE KILLS BAD APPS: After more than 50 infected Android apps were found in the Android Marketplace, Google over the weekend began remotely removing the installed apps from the phones of the roughly 260,000 people who downloaded them.
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