29 Jun 2012

Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

“Japanese can be a tricky language, even for hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous found that out the hard way when one of their attempts to attack a Japanese government website went awry with bizarre results.” Source: Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

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29 Jun 2012

Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack

“The global security analysis company Strategic Forecasting Inc will settle a class action lawsuit brought by one of its customers over a crippling attack by hackers who stole data of clients including Henry Kissinger, court documents show.” Source: Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack | Reuters

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29 Jun 2012

Cybercrime disclosures rare despite new SEC rule

“Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn’t report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.” Source:

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29 Jun 2012

12% of Fortune 500 infected with DNSChanger malware

“IID announced that 12 percent of all Fortune 500 companies and four percent of ‘major’ U.S. federal agencies are still infected with DNSChanger malware. These findings come less than two weeks before the July 9 deadline that requires the FBI to take down the temporary servers that enable millions of

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28 Jun 2012

Payback could follow cyberattack

“His comments underline growing concern among some U.S. security officials and private-sector specialists about blowback from the Stuxnet attack itself – like retaliation from Iran, or the proliferation of cyberattacks against the kind of computer-controlled machinery for operations such as factories and city water systems.” Source: Payback could follow cyberattack

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28 Jun 2012

New bank theft software hits three continents

“A new wave of automated hacking of online bank accounts might have stolen $78 million in the past year from customers in Europe, Latin America and the United States, according to researchers who peered into the computers of the hacking gangs.” Source: New bank theft software hits three continents: researchers

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27 Jun 2012

FTC Sues Wyndham Hotels Over Data Security Failures

“The Federal Trade Commission Tuesday announced that it had filed a suit against global hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, as well as three of its subsidiaries. The FTC has accused Wyndham of failing to institute a robust information security program, even in the wake of a major exploit. Ultimately, attackers

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27 Jun 2012

Is Russia Preparing for the Cyber Cold War?

“In the last month, the security industry has being getting to grips with the highly-complex cyber espionage tool known as Flame. While the computer virus is not a danger to you or me, it does pose a serious threat to governments and highlights that leaders around the world are now

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27 Jun 2012

‘Anonymous’ penetrates gov’t computers

“Japanese government websites have been targeted by hackers. An international hacking group, Anonymous, had earlier threatened to attack official sites.” Source: Japan TV: ‘Anonymous’ penetrates gov’t computers — Posts message opposing nuclear restart on Ministry website (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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27 Jun 2012

Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million

“McAfee and fellow security firm Guardian Analytics released a report today that detailed a sophisticated type of bank fraud that originated in Italy and spread globally, initiating the transfer of at least $78 million from around 60 financial institutions. Banks in the Netherlands were hit the hardest, with fraudsters attempting

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