Last week's hack attack against TV5Monde resulted in the compromise of its website, social media accounts, the outage of its email server, and a temporary program suspension of 11 of its TV stations.
Occasionally, cyber crooks compromise websites administered by governments and make them host phishing pages.
Watering hole attacks are usually associated with cyber espionage efforts and are booby-trapped with exploit kits that deliver malware onto the visitors' vulnerable computers.
If you run a WordPress site, and are trying to make some money through it, think twice before installing "free" versions of premium plugins.
The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently managed to modify tweets from Barack Obama's official Twitter account to include links to a pro-Assad video, as well as compromise the email accounts of eight staff members of the organization that maintains his official website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.