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Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

David Goldman CNN Money   Security firm McAfee on Thursday released a report warning that massive bank cyber attacks on 30 U.S. banks has been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts. McAfee’s research upheld an October report from RSA, the security wing of IT giant EMC Corp. RSA […]

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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

| December 13, 2012 | 7 Replies

Fernando Alfonso III Daily Dot   Facebook has worked with the FBI to take down 10 Facebook hackers responsible for stealing $850 million over the last two years. The hackers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. were responsible for “more than 11 million compromised computer systems […]

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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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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

| October 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ websites.  In a phone interview […]

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Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jerome Taylor The Independent   Stealing your money? Cyber-security experts sound alarm over growing prevalence of sophisticated malware. Almost a third of all fraudulent banking transactions now originate from the customer’s own computer, as cyber criminals use increasingly sophisticated malware to hijack accounts, online security specialists warned yesterday. To combat the ever-present threat of online […]

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Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

CBS News   Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf . A former U.S. government official says American authorities firmly believe that Iranian hackers, likely supported by the Tehran government, were responsible for recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and that they appeared to be in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. […]

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Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

| October 6, 2012 | 6 Replies

Gerry Smith Huffington Post     Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out.  A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn’t end there. With a little digging, Weaver found that his Twitter handle — @weave — was being sold in an […]

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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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Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

| July 6, 2012 | 9 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   You can use our FREE Secure Password Generator to create a new password now. Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords Today’s digital world brings new conveniences and entertainment in the form of online shopping, banking and social networking sites.  With these conveniences there are also new threats […]

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