11 Jan 2014

Target data breach: 110m Customers Impacted Now

“A revelation by Target showed its holiday data breach spanned far wider than originally expected, raising new questions about exactly how such an expansive hack took place. The retailer said Friday that its investigation had uncovered an additional 70 million customers may have had their names, mailing addresses, phone numbers,

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11 Jan 2014

Caucasus terrorists threaten cyber war against Russia over Sochi Olympics

“A group of hackers from Russia’s North Caucasus region are threatening to conduct ‘a cyber war on the largest scale’ against the Russian government regarding the Sochi Olympics, set to begin next month.” Source: Caucasus terrorists threaten cyber war against Russia over Sochi Olympics | Flash//CRITIC Cyber Threat News.

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11 Jan 2014

Target estimates breach affected up to 110 million

“The massive data heist at Target stores across the country was more massive than previously revealed, with the retailer saying at least 70 to 110 million customers were hit — making it one of the largest security breaches of its kind.” Source: Target estimates breach affected up to 110 million

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08 Jan 2014

Firm Bankrupted by Cyberheist Sues Bank

“A California escrow firm that was forced out of business last year after a $1.5 million cyberheist is now suing its former bank to recoup the lost funds. A state-appointed receiver for the now defunct Huntington Beach, Calif. based Efficient Services Escrow has filed suit against First Foundation Bank, alleging

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07 Jan 2014

Researchers warn of new, meaner ransomware with unbreakable crypto

“Security researchers have uncovered evidence of a new piece of malware that may be able to take gigabytes’ worth of data hostage unless end users pay a ransom. Ransomware comes of age with unbreakable crypto, anonymous payments. Discussions of the new malware, alternately dubbed PrisonLocker and PowerLocker, have been occurring

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06 Jan 2014

Yahoo malware attack affects thousands of users

“Thousands of Yahoo.com visitors were served with malicious software due to a security breach on the Yahoo! ad network. Security blog Fox-IT discovered the breach on Friday, writing: ‘Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com. Some of the advertisements are malicious.’” Source: Yahoo malware attack affects thousands of users | www.ktvu.com

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06 Jan 2014

24 Mexican Government Websites Hacked by Anonymous

“Anonymous hackers have breached and defaced around a couple of dozen websites hosted on Mexican government domains. The targeted sites are the ones of the cities of Angangueo (angangueo.gob.mx), Villa Guerrero (villaguerrero.gob.mx), Capulhuac (capulhuac.gob.mx), Aporo (aporo.gob.mx), Nahuatzen (nahuatzen.gob.mx), Ocoyoacac (ocoyoacac.gob.mx), Lagunillas (lagunillas.gob.mx) and Tejupilco (tejupilco.gob.mx).” Source: 24 Mexican Government Websites

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03 Jan 2014

NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption

“In room-size metal boxes ­secure against electromagnetic leaks, the National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world. According to documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the effort

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02 Jan 2014

DHS Issues Alert Regarding Malware Targeting Point of Sale Systems

The DHS U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team issued the following alert in the wake of the Target Point of Sale data breach. “Systems Affected Point of Sale Systems Overview Point of Sale Systems When consumers purchase goods or services from a retailer, the transaction is processed through what are commonly

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01 Jan 2014

Skype’s Blog Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

“The Syrian Electronic Army, an anonymous group of hackers sympathetic to the regime of al-Assad, seems to have gained access to the official Skype blog and left behind an anti-spying post.” Source: Skype’s Blog Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army – Business Insider

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