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U.S. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

U.S. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

| October 3, 2012 | 10 Replies

Joseph Menn Reuters     (Reuters) – The Iranian hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online banking by using sophisticated and diverse tools that point to a carefully coordinated campaign, according to security researchers. The hackers, believed to be activists in the Middle East, were highly knowledgeable about the […]

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Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Sources within the White House and U.S. military partially confirmed that Chinese attackers hacked the White House Military network.  The White House Military Office (WHMO), is in charge of the network that holds the commands for the President’s nuclear “Football”. A White House national security official stated the security breach […]

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Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

| October 2, 2012 | Reply

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats? In our first article we talked about the intentional or unintentional disclosure of personal information in social networks that can expose you to logical (computer-based) threats and we gave you […]

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Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

| October 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

  Infosecurity Magazine   Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London – This weekend saw a leaflet paperstorm in London, with masked anons handing out flyers proclaiming #OpVendetta slated for 5th November in London. Led by Anonymous UK and Ireland, it is, we are told, “the biggest Anonymous protest in the UK” yet seen. The name […]

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Anonymous Hactivists Spokesman Barrett Brown – Letter From Prison

Anonymous Hactivists Spokesman Barrett Brown – Letter From Prison

| September 29, 2012 | 1 Reply

Barrett Brown iNewp   Anonymous Hactivists Spokesman Barrett Brown – Letter From Prison It is hard for me to express how much I appreciate your letter, which is the first I have received here, along with the support I’ve reportedly gotten from others so far. Before I forget, let me request that you also send a tweet […]

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Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

| September 29, 2012 | Reply

Olivia B. Waxman Time – TechLand     At the beginning of every school year, most college students receive the same warning email or lecture from campus safety: don’t leave your laptop unattended because someone could steal it.  But they don’t warn you that a friend could also log into your Facebook account and start […]

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Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

| September 29, 2012 | 3 Replies

  FineExtra   Hacked Bitcoing exchange, Bitfloor, the Bitcoin exchange that shut down earlier this month after hackers compromised its servers and stole around $250,000 in the virtual currency, has reopened for trading. In a Google+ post, founder Roman Shtylman has confirmed that the exchange is now back up and running after nearly a month out […]

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Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure

Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure

| September 29, 2012 | 3 Replies

Ryan Naraine ZDNet   Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure. The eyebrow-raising hack effectively gave the attackers the ability to create malware masquerading as legitimate Adobe software and signals a raising of the stakes in the world of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Adobe today warned that an internal server with access to its digital certificate […]

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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

| September 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek   Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks. The Iranian government Sunday criticized recent reports that Iran has been launching attacks against U.S. banks for the past year. “Iran has not hacked the U.S. banks,” Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, told the country’s semi-official Fars […]

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Romanian Hackers Guilty in Subway POS Credit Card Theft

Romanian Hackers Guilty in Subway POS Credit Card Theft

| September 27, 2012 | 3 Replies

George L. Koroneos Vertical Systems Reseller   Romanian Hackers Guilty in Huge U.S. Credit Card Theft A pair of Romanian hackers will serve lengthy prison terms for their part in a global point-of-sale hacking scheme that netted them approximately 146,000 credit cards with losses exceeding $10 million. Iulian Dolan and Cezar Butu pleaded guilty to […]

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