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Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

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 …

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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

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 …

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Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

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, …

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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

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’ …

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Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

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 …

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Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

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 …

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Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

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 …

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

Iranian Hackers Used Advanced Botnets on U.S. Bank Websites

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, …

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Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

  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 …

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