20 Oct 2014

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

“Major carriers have sophisticated fraud systems in place to catch hackers before they run up false six-figure charges, and they can afford to credit customers for millions of fraudulent charges every year. But small businesses often use local carriers, which lack such antifraud systems. And some of those carriers are

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20 Oct 2014

China may be hacking every iPhone user in the country

“Chinese authorities just launched ‘a malicious attack on Apple’ that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports. With that information, a hacker can view users contacts, photos, messages and personal information stored in

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15 Oct 2014

FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The ‘flash’ warning described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if they believe

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15 Oct 2014

POODLE SSL 3.0 Attack Exploits Widely-used Web Encryption Standard

“Another Heartbleed-like vulnerability has been discovered in the decade old but still widely used Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 cryptographic protocol that could allow an attacker to decrypt contents of encrypted connections to websites. Google’s Security Team revealed on Tuesday that the most widely used web encryption standard SSL 3.0

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15 Oct 2014

Microsoft Patches 3 Zero-day Vulnerabilities actively being Exploited in the Wild

“As part of monthly patch update, Microsoft released eight security bulletins on Tuesday that address dozens of vulnerabilities including a zero-day flaw reportedly being exploited by Russian hackers to target NATO computers and a pair of zero-day Windows vulnerabilities that attackers have been exploiting to penetrate major corporations’ networks. Just

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15 Oct 2014

Hackers Are Selling Your Data In Highly Sophisticated Black Markets

“The short answer is they sell it on the cyber criminals’ black market. According to a report released earlier this year by the RAND Corporation’s National Security and Research Division, the hacker market is highly sophisticated and organized. The hacker market has, in some respects, become more profitable than the illegal

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15 Oct 2014

Canada and Sweden, the Cyber Security Romance

“Though Canada is already a member of the Five Eyes intelligence collective, along with Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and the US, in late September the Harper government committed to an ‘a new arrangement’ with Sweden ‘that will allow them to work together on science and technology projects surrounding public safety

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14 Oct 2014

Cost Of Data Breach Jumps By 23%

“Paging the incident response team: It now takes a large organization an average of 21 days at a cost of $20,000 per day to clean up and remediate after a cyberattack, with the total price tag for a data breach now at nearly $640,000. That’s an increase of 23% over

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14 Oct 2014

Snapchat hackers release 100k photos and videos

“More than 100,000 videos and images sent using Snapchat have been leaked by hackers who have been intercepting and collecting the images for years.” Source: Snapchat hackers release 100k photos and videos including child pornography | Daily Mail Online

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14 Oct 2014

Kmart shops hit by payment card hack attack

“Cash registers at 1,200 Kmart stores were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for over a month, reports the retailer.” Source: BBC News – Kmart shops hit by payment card hack attack

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