28 Jun 2011

Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities

“Department of Homeland Security worked with non-profits and the private sector to come up with a list of the most worrisome threats and how organizations can mitigate them.” (Source: Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities — InformationWeek.)

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27 Jun 2011

Old worm won’t die after 2008 attack on U.S. military

“Three years after what the Pentagon called the most significant breach of U.S. military networks ever, new versions of the malware blamed for the attack are still roiling U.S. networks, Reuters has learned.” (Source: Old worm won’t die after 2008 attack on U.S. military | Reuters.)

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27 Jun 2011

Pentagon’s advanced research arm tackles cyberspace

“The Pentagon’s advanced research arm, the same group credited with developing the forerunner of the Internet in the 1960s, is working on many fronts to boost U.S. defenses against computer-generated attacks.” (Source: Pentagon’s advanced research arm tackles cyberspace | Reuters.)

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27 Jun 2011

Citi: Last month’s credit card hack attack stole millions

“The hackers actually accessed a much larger number of accounts: 360,083. Fewer than 1% of the hacked accounts had money removed from them, according to Citigroup. The bank reiterated that customers will not be responsible from financial losses stemming from the attacks.” Source: Citi: Last month’s credit card hack attack

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24 Jun 2011

Sony security breach lawsuit seeks class action status

“Sony Corp laid off employees in a unit responsible for network security two weeks before a massive data breach, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Sony also spent lavishly on security to protect its own corporate information, while failing to do the same for its customers’ data, the proposed

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23 Jun 2011

Hackers break into Arizona police computers

“Computer hackers who previously broke into a U.S. Senate server and brought down the CIA web site struck an Arizona police web site on Thursday, releasing dozens of internal documents over the Internet. Lulz Security, saying it opposed a tough anti-immigration law in Arizona, said it was releasing documents that

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23 Jun 2011

Brazilian Government, Energy Company Latest LulzSec Victims

“Websites belonging to the Brazilian government and energy giant Petrobras were knocked offline Wednesday in a series of cyberattacks. The LulzSec hacking group credited its “Brazilian arm,” for the attacks, which are the latest in a series of anti-government cyberassaults launched by the anarchic hacking group. LulzSec has also hit

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20 Jun 2011

Dropbox Left User Accounts Unlocked for 4 Hours Sunday

“At a time when hackers are on a tear looting information willy-nilly from insecure sites on the Web, Dropbox did the unthinkable Sunday — it allowed anyone in the world to access any one of its 25 million customers’ online storage lockers — simply by typing in any password.” (Dropbox

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20 Jun 2011

LulzSec teams up with Anonymous; announces ‘Operation Anti-Security’

“Maybe we have seen just the tip of the iceberg. Leaving behind some rather bitter moments between other hacker groups, including Anonymous, LulzSec announced its decision to team up with Anonymous. ‘To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.’ The hacker group

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19 Jun 2011

Customer’s personal information stolen from Sega database

“Hackers have stolen personal information from over 1.2 million customers of the Japanese gaming company SEGA, according to a company statement. The breach occurred Friday and targeted user data from subsidiary “SEGA Pass”, which is operated by Britain-based SEGA Europe Limited (SEL).” Source: Customer’s personal information stolen from Sega database

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