Last week consisted of yet more Ashley Madison revelations. Researcher and blogger Brian Krebs collected evidence that Twitter user @deuzu was behind the hack, and Toronto Police is now investigating the case.
It was another bad week for Adobe Flash as Google and Amazon announced plans to terminate use of the platform. In other news, security researchers at FireEye revealed a new Apple exploit coined Ins0mnia.
Here are the top security stories this week from V3.
Google will freeze Flash in Chrome browser from 1 September
Google announced that it is going ahead with plans to freeze the use of Adobe Flash in its Chrome browser from 1 September.
Ashley Madison hacker may have been uncovered on Twitter
Security researcher Brian Krebs revealed evidence suggesting that a Twitter user with the handle @deuszu is closely involved with the hack on adultery website Ashley Madison and its parent company Avid Life Media (ALM). ALM CEO stepped down late last week.
Dark web drug website Agora to close after Tor security concerns
The Agora dark web drug marketplace has shut down after suspicious server activity indicated that the anonymising features of Tor used to protect users may have been compromised.
Shadow warfare: The cyber relationship between China and the US at 'breaking point'
Governments have always kept secrets. Governments have always spied. But the dramatic focus on technological advances in cyber espionage and hacking is shifting the battle lines of the 21st century.
Apple iOS Ins0mnia flaw that hides malicious apps revealed by FireEye
FireEye revealed a security flaw in Apple iOS devices that could allow malicious applications to remain open for an unlimited time while remaining hidden from unsuspecting users.
Symantec moves to defend IoT devices from cyber attacks
Symantec announced the launch of a security suite that aims to bolster the defences of Internet of Things devices while protecting against cyber attacks and zero-day exploits.
Thomson leaks personal details of 500 customers in email gaffe
A data leak at holiday company Thomson exposed the names, addresses and holiday dates of up to 500 customers. The error occurred on 15 August after an email was sent out containing the information.
IBM warns corporate use of Tor will leave networks open to attack
The use of the Tor browser on corporate networks could lead to security vulnerabilities as targeted ransomware-as-a-service attacks increase, according to a report by IBM.
Amazon announces ban on Flash advertising
Amazon joined Google and Mozilla in limiting the use of Adobe Flash, and announced that from 1 September it will no longer accept Flash-based advertising on its site.
Breached in March by the same attackers, claim 'insiders'
And all for less than £150, according to Keith
Chambers joined Cisco in 1991 after leaving ailing Wang Labs
Morphisec discovered malware compromise first, claims Avast, not Cisco