18 Oct 2013

Anonymous Hackers Target Moroccan Government After Arrest of Kissing Teens

“Authorities in Morocco have arrested a couple of teens after they posted a picture of them kissing on Facebook. Now, Anonymous hackers have set their sights on the Moroccan government. “ Source: Anonymous Hackers Target Moroccan Government After Arrest of Kissing Teens

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18 Oct 2013

15 RedBull Websites Hacked by Algerian Hacker

“A total of 15 RedBull websites have been hacked by an Algerian hacker that uses the online moniker Over-X. The hacker has defaced each of the sites with a message that reads ‘Hacked by HCN,’ along with a link to the AntiSec DZ Facebook page.” Source: 15 RedBull Websites Hacked

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18 Oct 2013

Indonesia just passed China as the world’s top apparent source of cyber attacks

“Indonesia is now the top source of online attacks among 175 countries or regions observed by Akamai, a cloud-computing business that serves almost a fifth of global web traffic. According to a new report (pdf) by the firm, Indonesia’s share of online attack traffic almost doubled from the previous quarter,

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17 Oct 2013

“Dexter” malware infects South African restaurants, costs banks millions

“South African banks have sustained millions of dollars worth of losses after criminals obtained payment card data from electronic point-of-sale terminals infected with malware, according to published news reports. Hundreds of thousands of people have probably been affected by the fraud, which was primarily focused on KFC outlets and other

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16 Oct 2013

Council of Europe to Launch Cybercrime Office in Romania

“Cybercrime is becoming more and more problematic in Europe. That is why the Council of Europe, the international body promoting cooperation between European countries, has announced its intentions to set up a Cybercrime Programme Office in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.” Source: Council of Europe to Launch Cybercrime Office

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16 Oct 2013

Muslim Websites in Russia Hacked and Defaced with Image of Pig Holding Quran

“The official website of the Russian Muftis Council (muslim.ru) has been hacked and defaced by anti-Muslim hackers. The attack came just as Muslims were preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Currently, the website has been taken offline. However, a Google cache of the website reveals that the attackers posted a picture

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16 Oct 2013

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Global Vessel Tracking Systems

“Trend Micro researchers have discovered that flaws in the AIS vessel tracking system can allow attackers to hijack communications of existing vessels, create fake vessels, trigger false SOS or collision alerts and even permanently disable AIS tracking on any vessel.” Source: Vulnerabilities Discovered in Global Vessel Tracking Systems | Security

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16 Oct 2013

Anonymous Leaks Large Number of Files After Hacking Poland’s Ministry of Economy

“Hackers of Anonymous have leaked a large number of files allegedly stolen from the systems of Poland’s Ministry of Economy. More precisely, the data appears to come from the servers of the Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish Embassies and Consulates (trade.gov.pl).” Source: Anonymous Leaks Large Number of Files

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15 Oct 2013

South Africa banks in massive data breach

“A variant of malware called Dexter, inserted into point-of-sale devices at South African fast-food outlets, has cost local banks tens of millions of rand in what is being described as one of the worst breaches of customer card data in the country’s history.” Source: SA banks in massive data breach

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15 Oct 2013

NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally

“The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top-secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.” Source: NSA collects millions of e-mail address

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