06 Jul 2011

Morgan Stanley Data Breach Hits Investors

“Personal information belonging to 34,000 investment clients of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been lost, and possibly stolen, in a data breach. According to two letters sent to clients, and obtained by Credit.com, the information includes clients’ names, addresses, account and tax identification numbers, the income earned on the investments

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06 Jul 2011

NATO server hacked, files published

“A NATO server appears to have been hacked by a group that claims to have rooted the server with a private zero day exploit. A private zero day exploit is a vulnerability discovered in a system that is not disclosed publicly before being used in an attack. A 50 MB

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04 Jul 2011

Epsilon security breach: 5 signs it’s only the tip of the iceberg – Mobile phones

” Targeted attacks are the trend in cyberspace. Six months ago, the world’s first cyber superweapon – Stuxnet – was discovered to be targeting Iran’s nuclear facilities. This week millions of e-mail addresses were reported stolen from Epsilon, a firm that supplies e-mail marketing to BestBuy, Disney, and many others.

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04 Jul 2011

Anonymous claims to breach Apple’s security

“The Anonymous hacker group claimed Sunday that it had stolen a small number of internal passwords and user names from an Apple server. The data was reportedly stolen from a server used for Apple’s online surveys and it did not belong to Apple’s own customers. It was publicly posted on

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02 Jul 2011

Cyber attacks outpace global response, U.S. warns

“The technical sophistication of cybercriminals is swamping the world’s ability to cope, a top U.S. official warned on Friday, demanding an accelerated cross-border campaign to combat the security threat. “ (Source: Cyber attacks outpace global response, U.S. warns | Reuters.)

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01 Jul 2011

Hackers hit Arizona law enforcement for third time

“For the third time in less than 10 days, confidential information from Arizona’s law enforcement community was hacked and posted online, with the same basic group of hackers behind the effort. The information, posted late Thursday, was shared Friday by Anonymous, a loose collective of hackers. Some of these hackers

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01 Jul 2011

Latin America’s cyber gangs

“June 2011 saw some of the most significant cyber-attacks ever in Latin America. Brazil had several government and private sector websites knocked offline and their Army personnel database was hacked with information posted online. Colombia’s Senate website was defaced. Peru had police information stolen. Chile was threatened for its monitoring

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01 Jul 2011

Anonymous Launches A WikiLeaks For Hackers: HackerLeaks

“Despite countless WikiLeaks copycats popping up since the secret-spilling site first dumped its cache of State Department cables last year, the new generation of leaking sites has produced few WikiLeaks-sized scoops. So instead of waiting for insider whistleblowers, the hacker movement Anonymous hopes that a few outside intruders might start

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30 Jun 2011

Security Researchers Discover the Mother of All Botnets

“A new strain of the TDSS malware has been pegged as ‘the most sophisticated threat’ to computer security in the world today by a Kaspersky Labs researcher and is being used to slave more than 4.5 million PCs in a massive botnet that’s equipped with an ‘anti-virus’ to prevent other

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29 Jun 2011

DOD wants contractors to safeguard unclassified info, report breaches

“Federal contractors whose information systems contain unclassified Defense Department information would have to safeguard that information from unauthorized access and notify DOD of any breaches under a proposed rule published today.” (Source: DOD wants contractors to safeguard unclassified info, report breaches — Federal Computer Week.)

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