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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Jewel-Osco says its computers were hacked

16 August 2014

There’s been another security breach at a nationwide store. Jewel-Osco says its computers were hacked.  Details about leaked customer information has not been released.Jewel’s parent company, AB Acquisition, said the intrusion has been contained  and customers can safely use their credit and debit cards at their stores. It also released a statement saying they have [...]

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Employee info may have been compromised in NRC cyberattack: president

01 August 2014

A “highly sophisticated” cyberattack on the National Research Council’s computer systems may have compromised employees’ personal information and client data, along with Canada’s scientific and industrial trade secrets.NRC President John McDougall told employees in a conference call Tuesday that “any information held in our systems, including employees’ personal information, may have been compromised. Read more…

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China rebuts Canada’s cyberattack accusation

01 August 2014

Canada’s accusation that China hacked into its computer systems at the National Research Council has been met with strong opposition.”It is irresponsible for the Canadian side to make groundless accusations against China when there is no credible evidence,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang in a statement on Thursday. Read more…

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Chinese cyberattack hits Canada’s National Research Council

31 July 2014

A “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” recently managed to hack into the computer systems at Canada’s National Research Council, according to Canada’s chief information officer, Corinne Charette.The attack was discovered by Communications Security Establishment Canada.In a statement released Tuesday, Charette, confirmed that while the NRC’s computers operate outside those of the government of Canada as [...]

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EBay sued over hack that affected 145 million accounts

26 July 2014

A consumer privacy lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that eBay Inc. failed to adequately secure and protect millions of users’ identity information in a security breach earlier this year, and neglected to inform customers of the breach for months.Customers were notified in May of the cyberattack that happened between February and March may have affected some [...]

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Hackers infiltrate Wall Street Journal network in new cyberattack

25 July 2014

The Wall street Journal operates a print publication and it has an online presence as well. Hackers recently attacked the WSJ computer network and forced the publication offline. Authorities say that the hackers were able to infiltrate WSJ computer systems used to host graphics. Read more…

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ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

24 July 2014

The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.The theft came to light after the central bank received an anonymous email on Monday night demanding money in exchange for the addresses. Read more…

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StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

23 July 2014

eBay Inc’s StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose on Wednesday as they announce arrests in the case.StubHub’s head of global communications, Glenn Lehrman, told Reuters late on Tuesday that his firm has been working with law [...]

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Son of a High-Profile Russian Politician Arrested in a Cybercrime Case

22 July 2014

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian man accused of hacking into American computer systems, was arrested by the US Secret Service on Saturday, according to reports from the Department of Homeland Security.Seleznev, who was indicted in Washington State three years ago, was wanted on charges including bank fraud, causing damage to a protected computer, aggravated theft [...]

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Virtual space, real risks: minimising dangers in cyberspace

19 July 2014

In June the Friends of the Global Fight Against Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria was hacked, revealing that NGOs are as vulnerable to cyber crime as other organisations. It’s not just websites that are at risk. An organisation’s whole IT infrastructure could be tampered with by malevolent forces, jeopardising its work. Private data, particularly of wealthy [...]

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