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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F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad

24 April 2014

An informant working for the F.B.I. coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites, including some operated by the governments of Iran, Syria, Brazil and Pakistan, according to documents and interviews with people involved in the attacks.Exploiting a vulnerability in a popular web hosting software, the informant directed at least one hacker [...]

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Cyberattacks on the Rise, Money is Main Target

23 April 2014

Most hackers still want your money, but a growing number of cyberattacks last year were motivated by espionage rather than simple theft.A new survey of hacking attacks in 2013 found that 511 were some form of espionage — up from 120 in 2012. The attacks typically came from Asia or Eastern Europe and hit government [...]

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Cyber security: the weakest link in M&A transactions

22 April 2014

THE LAUNCH of the government-backed ‘Cyber-security in Corporate Finance’ guide, the product of several months’ work by a taskforce of one dozen UK professional organisations, once again highlights the dangers of cyber crime. Spearheaded by ICAEW, it is the latest in a long line of public initiatives to reduce cyber-related financial, reputation and legal risks. [...]

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Caribbean Cyber Security Center – URGENT – Windows XP Advisory to the Caribbean Region

17 April 2014

The Caribbean Cyber Security Center would like to urge all Caribbean businesses, governments, and home users running the Microsoft Windows XP operating system (OS) to aggressively plan to upgrade from Windows XP, which is no longer being supported by Microsoft as of April 8th 2014.So what exactly does that mean to you as a Windows [...]

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Teenager arrested in Heartbleed hacking; Bank of America reports losses over legal fees

17 April 2014

A Canadian cyber-crime unit has arrested and charged a ­19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly hacking into the country’s tax agency using the Heartbleed Internet security bug.The suspect, Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, was arrested Tuesday at his home “without incident,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials said in a news release. Officials found and seized computer equipment from [...]

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Announced Cyber Attack On Israel Fizzled

16 April 2014

The international hacking group “Anonymous” and other groups of hackers declared Monday April 7 would be a day of cyber attacks on Israel in retaliation for Israeli attacks on Gaza. But they’re much state didn’t succeed in bringing down many Israeli-based websites.In these attacks, the hackers actually targeted “weaker” websites and tried to bring them [...]

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Nigerian Army’s website hacked

16 April 2014

The hackers defaced the recruitment website with messages warning the army about the group’s return and plans to attack more government websites.“Yes, your website got stamped by Nigerian lets (sic),” they posted on the site.In a swift response, the Nigerian Army regained control over the website and deleted the hackers’ message. Read more…

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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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