The top 10 weekly security news items and issues of this week.

  1. Encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram have fixed a security vulnerability that had the potential to let hackers to take over user accounts.

  2. ABTA suffers data breach, 43,000 affected. Blames developer.

  3. Apache Struts vulnerability being exploited by attackers. Starting last Thursday (9 March 2017), we've seen a high number of attackers trying to exploit this vulnerability and we recommend patching as soon as possible.

  4. More celeb leaks - Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked.

  5. Cifas, the UK's fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has hit the highest levels ever recorded. A record high of 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016.

  6. Thousands of NHS Wales staff lose personal data in breach. The details of thousands of NHS staffers in Wales have been stolen from the servers of a private contractor, Landauer.

  7. More security problems with TalkTalk - TalkTalk customers report fraud calls from fake TalkTalk employees.

  8. USA Android Devices pre-loaded with malware signal fault in supply chain.

  9. New exploit kits found leveraging vulnerabilities in web browsers.