Internet access reportedly cut by cyberattack

China’s Internet network remains vulnerable, and many issues must be fixed Tens of millions of netizens in China lost access to the World Wide Web on Tuesday afternoon due to a critical malfunction of the Domain Name System infrastructure.The incident, which stemmed from a cache poisoning attack, left large numbers of top-level domains including .com, [...]

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Russia hacking hundreds of American companies – security firm

The Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies.This is the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic gains.The firm sats the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign include energy and technology firms, some of which have lost valuable intellectual property. Read more…

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Top 25 most popular and least secure passwords of 2013

eSecurity Planet looks back at the data breaches we’ve covered over the past 30 days or so, providing an admittedly unscientific but potentially interesting overview of the current breach landscape.To get some perspective on the current range of threats, eSecurity Planet spoke with ESET senior security researcher Stephen Cobb.A leading cause of data breaches for [...]

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Group of Syrian ‘Hacktivists’ Attack Microsoft for the Third Time this Month

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked several government sites owned by Saudi Arabia. On its usual announcement after the hacking attack, the notorious group of hackers warned that it would continue launching attacks on cyberspace, especially against Microsoft Corp.the hackers have fulfilled their promise. For the third time this month, SEA has again hi-jacked a [...]

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Adobe patches critical Flash bugs

Adobe today patched seven analytical vulnerabilities in Flash Player the fifth support amend so far in 2012 and appear a sandboxed constituent for Mozilla’s Firefox. The aggregation as well appears the “silent update” apparatus for OS X, and said it had able Flash for the accessible OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion, by signing its [...]

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Hacking, E-Theft Grow As 18 Percent Report Data Stolen

15 April 2014

Major internet sites now seem to suffer routine data breaches. Over the past several months, we’ve learned that multiple major retailers had credit card numbers (by the millions) stolen as their databases were hacked from Eastern Europe. Last week, “Heartbleed” was discovered, prompting the recommendation to change all your passwords online. Read more…

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Israeli hacker hijacks webcams to unmask Anonymous OpIsrael hackers

15 April 2014

Webcams can be exploited in numerous ways, such as clickjacking, so that the “record” light does not come on even though the webcam is recording. For that reason alone, it’s wise to always keep your webcam covered by a sticky note or a piece of tape when you’re not using it. Perhaps that’s something even [...]

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Trojans, worms, viruses and spyware

14 April 2014

Cyber-criminals created and distributed 20% of all malware that has ever existed, reveals the 2013 annual report of PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory.Last year a total of 30 million new malicious strains were in circulation, an average of 82 000 per day.The growth brought the grand total of all malware samples in PandaLabs’ database to [...]

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U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit ‘Heartbleed’ bug

14 April 2014

The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the “Heartbleed” bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators about emerging cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security asked organizations to [...]

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Digital heart attack

11 April 2014

THE Heartbleed bug sounds like a nasty coronary condition. But it is in fact a software flaw that has left up to two-thirds of the world’s websites vulnerable to attack by hackers. “This is potentially the most dangerous bug that we have seen for a long, long time,” says James Beeson, the chief information security [...]

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Tehran now HQ for global cyber attacks

11 April 2014

IRAN and Syria are emerging as powers to be reckoned with in global cyber warfare, with hackers in Tehran especially posing an ever-increasing threat, experts have warned. Read more…

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Hacked Gmail Account Exposes 1,256 Patients’ Data

10 April 2014

Chicago’s Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) recently announced that 1,256 patients’ personal information may have been exposed when the personal e-mail account of MOR physician Dr. Anthony Romeo was hacked on or around February 10, 2014 (h/t Becker’s Hospital CIO).The Chicago Tribune reports that the account in question was a Gmail account.The account contained e-mails [...]

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Change ALL your passwords NOW: Catastrophic HEARTBLEED BUG attacks online accounts

10 April 2014

The Heartbleed bug can give anyone access to passwords and credit card details without leaving any trace, and has been active online for more than two years.The bug manages to bypass one one of the most fundamental security systems online, the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used to digitally scramble sensitive information as it passes [...]

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Data Breach: 360 Million Credentials Flood the Black Market

09 April 2014

Over 360 million credentials and profiles of personal information are on sale on the black market, according to a ground breaking study revealed by Hold Security. The thefts took place on separate occasions, one of which garnered 105 million records – possibly the greatest cyber-related security breach in history. The scariest part? This data was [...]

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Consumers warned of email hacking for bank account details

09 April 2014

Customers must prevent criminals from hacking into their email accounts to obtain bank account information or issue illicit instructions to their banks‚ the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has warned.While no statistics are available‚ Sabric is seeing an increasing trend of email hacking where criminals illegally access email accounts and then communicate as [...]

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