12 Jul 2011

FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China

“The FBI has sent out a fraud alert over recent trend of unauthorized wire transfers to China. Small- to medium-sized business in the U.S. are typical victims.” (Source: FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China.)

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12 Jul 2011

The Definitive Story About the Most Sophisticated Cyberattack in History

“The story of Stuxnet, a piece of malware that almost certainly targeted an Iranian nuclear facility, is complex and dense. Most of the interesting stuff is buried in the half megabyte of code that the worm is made of, and telling a good story about the details is nearly as

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11 Jul 2011

Hackers claim hack on Booz Allen Hamilton, data exposed

“ackers flying the AntiSec banner claimed today that they compromised a server at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and have released internal data, including about 90,000 military e-mail addresses. “We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place. We were able to run our

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10 Jul 2011

Reports: DHS, IRS Databases At Risk

“Some of the federal government’s most critical agencies are falling down on database security with misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and a lack of best practices, putting sensitive citizen and defense information at risk as a result, new government audits show. Just this week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) found that

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09 Jul 2011

AntiSec Hackers Hit F.B.I. Contractor

“Hackers who have claimed responsibility for a spate of recent break-ins said on Friday that they had infiltrated the network of IRC Federal, an engineering contractor that works for federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and stole internal documents from its database and e-mail system.” (Source: AntiSec Hackers

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08 Jul 2011

DHS: Imported Consumer Tech Contains Hidden Hacker Attack Tools

“A top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official has admitted on the record that electronics sold in the U.S. are being preloaded with spyware, malware, and security-compromising components by unknown foreign parties. In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, acting deputy undersecretary of the DHS National Protection

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08 Jul 2011

U.S. infrastructure faces cyberthreats

“The Obama administration is working to contain cybersecurity threats posed by software and hardware infrastructure built overseas, an official said Thursday.” (Source: U.S. infrastructure faces cyberthreats – UPI.com.)

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08 Jul 2011

Hackers break into Washington Post jobs site

“Hackers broke into the Washington Post Co’s jobs website in two incidents last month, affecting more than a million user IDs and emails, the company said on its website.” (Source: Hackers break into Washington Post jobs site | Reuters.)

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07 Jul 2011

Swiss Forex Marketplace Compromised

“A group of gray hat hackers claim to have identified a critical SQL injection vulnerability in the website of Dukascopy Bank SA, a company that runs a Swiss foreign exchange marketplace.” Source: Swiss Forex Marketplace Compromised – Softpedia

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07 Jul 2011

iPhone hacked with zero-day font vulnerability

“Apple’s newest iPhone devices have been hacked with a zero-day font vulnerability in the latest iteration of the JailbreakMe.com project. The JailbreakMe.com exploit allows the automated jailbreaking of iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch devices from a specially created Web site.” Source: iPhone hacked with zero-day font vulnerability | ZDNet

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