Tag: corporate

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

| November 19, 2012 | 10 Replies

Darlene Storm Computerworld   Hacking Smart TVs? Can you imagine your “smart” TV being targeted by a zero-day exploit, becoming part of a botnet, or being used to conduct espionage? How about if the TV manufacturer, an attacker, or even the CIA were to hijack the video camera in the TV? Suddenly, as you watch TV in […]

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Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

| November 17, 2012 | Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Caribbean officials in Belize have questioned 3 people with regard to the murder of Gregory Viant Faull, an American citizen living in a town north of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye.  Belize authorities say John McAfee, the 67 year old founder of the antivirus software giant McAfee, […]

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US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Replies

Liat Clark Wired Magazine – UK     The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks. It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the networks’ for key words in […]

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Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

| November 5, 2012 | Reply

Oscar Atkinson VirtualThreat Guest Writer   Data centers are vital components for many of today’s companies, especially when it comes to disaster recovery planning. Within these data centers, companies can deploy sensitive equipment, such as servers and large-scale storage devices. These facilities also offer data backup features that can be beneficial during the recovery process […]

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Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

| October 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

Mathew Clarida The Harvard Crimson   A team of hackers protesting the state of modern higher education has released data mined from the servers of Harvard and at least 100 other major universities. The Harvard hacked data was posted online Monday morning under the heading ‘Project WestWind’ by a band of hackers known as Team […]

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

| October 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Social media insurance?  Can you believe it?  I can.  According to statistics, 7 Facebook accounts are hacked every second.  How many of you have either had your social media account hacked or know someone who has?  Most of us have seen those notorious posts on a friend’s Facebook profile […]

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

| October 3, 2012 | 1 Reply

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in an interview with both CNET […]

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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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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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