Internet access reportedly cut by cyberattack

China’s Internet network remains vulnerable, and many issues must be fixed Tens of millions of netizens in China lost access to the World Wide Web on Tuesday afternoon due to a critical malfunction of the Domain Name System infrastructure.The incident, which stemmed from a cache poisoning attack, left large numbers of top-level domains including .com, [...]

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Russia hacking hundreds of American companies – security firm

The Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies.This is the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic gains.The firm sats the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign include energy and technology firms, some of which have lost valuable intellectual property. Read more…

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Top 25 most popular and least secure passwords of 2013

eSecurity Planet looks back at the data breaches we’ve covered over the past 30 days or so, providing an admittedly unscientific but potentially interesting overview of the current breach landscape.To get some perspective on the current range of threats, eSecurity Planet spoke with ESET senior security researcher Stephen Cobb.A leading cause of data breaches for [...]

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Group of Syrian ‘Hacktivists’ Attack Microsoft for the Third Time this Month

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked several government sites owned by Saudi Arabia. On its usual announcement after the hacking attack, the notorious group of hackers warned that it would continue launching attacks on cyberspace, especially against Microsoft Corp.the hackers have fulfilled their promise. For the third time this month, SEA has again hi-jacked a [...]

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Adobe patches critical Flash bugs

Adobe today patched seven analytical vulnerabilities in Flash Player the fifth support amend so far in 2012 and appear a sandboxed constituent for Mozilla’s Firefox. The aggregation as well appears the “silent update” apparatus for OS X, and said it had able Flash for the accessible OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion, by signing its [...]

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ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

24 July 2014

The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.The theft came to light after the central bank received an anonymous email on Monday night demanding money in exchange for the addresses. Read more…

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StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

23 July 2014

eBay Inc’s StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose on Wednesday as they announce arrests in the case.StubHub’s head of global communications, Glenn Lehrman, told Reuters late on Tuesday that his firm has been working with law [...]

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Son of a High-Profile Russian Politician Arrested in a Cybercrime Case

22 July 2014

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian man accused of hacking into American computer systems, was arrested by the US Secret Service on Saturday, according to reports from the Department of Homeland Security.Seleznev, who was indicted in Washington State three years ago, was wanted on charges including bank fraud, causing damage to a protected computer, aggravated theft [...]

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Virtual space, real risks: minimising dangers in cyberspace

19 July 2014

In June the Friends of the Global Fight Against Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria was hacked, revealing that NGOs are as vulnerable to cyber crime as other organisations. It’s not just websites that are at risk. An organisation’s whole IT infrastructure could be tampered with by malevolent forces, jeopardising its work. Private data, particularly of wealthy [...]

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eBay to ‘redouble’ marketing efforts after admitting cyber attack impacted sales

18 July 2014

The online retailer cut its full-year sales forecast to $18.3bn, down from a previous estimate of $18.5bn, admitting the hack in May had an “immediate and dramatic” impact on sales volume. The cyber attack impacted its operating margin and its gross revenue, which fell 7 per cent in June due to slower active buyer growth [...]

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Chinese Team Hacks Tesla S

18 July 2014

A team from Zhejiang University claimed the top prize of US$10,000 at the Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan360), a security conference taking place in Beijing this week where attendees had been invited to hack into a Tesla Model S. Read more…

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How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq

17 July 2014

In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert. The signal was coming from Nasdaq (NDAQ). It looked like malware had snuck into the company’s central servers. There were indications that the intruder was not a kid somewhere, but the intelligence agency of another country. Read more…

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Govt orders security audit of IT infrastructure to fight cyber attacks

16 July 2014

The BJP government is all ready to fight cyber attacks. And in its first move the communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has declared security auditing of the entire IT infrastructure of the central and the state governments. It is understood that such a move would help the country to fight rising cases of [...]

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Internet security

16 July 2014

Remember Aesop’s fable about the country mouse who traveled to the city for the fine life, only to be chased by a pair of vicious dogs? The plight of that naive mouse has much in common with an Internet user who succumbs to the allure of unfamiliar links and becomes a victim of data theft.Consumers [...]

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Cyber crime insurance boom?

15 July 2014

Insurers are eagerly eyeing exponential growth in the tiny cyber coverage market – but their lack of experience and skills handling hackers and data breaches may keep their ambitions in check.High profile cases of hackers seizing sensitive customer data from companies, such as US retailer Target Corp or e-commerce company eBay Inc, have executives checking [...]

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