27 Jan 2014

Details of 74,000 People Stored on Laptops Stolen from Coca Cola

“On Friday, the Coca Cola Company submitted a data security breach report to the California Office of the Attorney General. The details of 74,000 people have been exposed after some laptops had been stolen from the company’s Atlanta headquarters.” Source: Details of 74,000 People Stored on Laptops Stolen from Coca

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27 Jan 2014

Arts and Crafts Retail Chain Michaels Might Have Suffered a Data Breach

“Arts and crafts retail chain Michaels Stores is working with law enforcement and information security experts on investigating what could be a data breach. According to a statement published over the weekend, the company has launched the investigation after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some payment cards that had

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21 Jan 2014

Credit card details on 20 million South Koreans stolen

“Credit card details from almost half of all South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms. The data was stolen by a computer contractor working for a company called the Korea Credit Bureau that produces credit scores. The names, social security numbers and credit card details of 20

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20 Jan 2014

Cyberexperts: a ‘lost decade’ since 9/11 to address infrastructure threats

“Cyberexperts now are calling the years since 9/11 a ‘lost decade’ in which little was done to protect the vulnerable computer-controlled machines that operate critical US infrastructure – like the power grid and transportation and financial sectors – against malicious software, hackers, and nation-states.” Source:

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20 Jan 2014

Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

“Tobiko revealed that Kenya looses in excess of $23.3 million a year to cyber-crime. ‘In view of the rising incidents of cyber-crime, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has established a dedicated unit to spearhead the prosecution of cyber criminals. Kenya is losing an estimated 2 billion

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19 Jan 2014

Report: Target breach part of broader scam

“The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and

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17 Jan 2014

Hackers Leak Data Allegedly Stolen from DHS Intelligence Fusion Centers

“Hackers of TeamBerserk claim to have breached the systems of some US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Intelligence Fusion Centers. They’ve leaked several documents totaling around 60 Mb. The archive file leaked by the hackers contains two folders: Classified and Unclassified. The ‘Classified’ folder contains some subfolders, but they’re empty.

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16 Jan 2014

Syrian Hackers Breached Microsoft’s Corporate Email

“A band of hackers claiming to be working in support of the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked and gained access to corporate email accounts belonging to employees of software giant Microsoft. The attack comes days after the same group, the Syrian Electronic Army, claimed responsibility for a

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16 Jan 2014

A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

“This type of malicious software uses a technique that parses data stored briefly in the memory banks of specific POS devices; in doing so, the malware captures the data stored on the card’s magnetic stripe in the instant after it has been swiped at the terminal and is still in

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16 Jan 2014

Cisco: Thousands of web hosting centers now launchpads for attacks

While this is clearly a problem, you can’t ignore the fact that many of these hosting centers are not compromised, but actually catering to a shady clientele. “By stealthily commandeering these hosting centers, ‘their goal is to get access to bare metal’ to hide but keep control over resources they

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