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Adobe Security Breach Could Affect As Many As 150 Million Users

Adobe Security Breach Could Affect As Many As 150 Million Users

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality as more and more businesses move their operations online. Earlier in October, Adobe warned customers about a series of “sophisticated attacks” against its network. The Adobe security breach allowed hackers access to private information belonging to nearly 3 million customers. The data that was accessed included user IDs …

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5 Mandatory Steps For Protecting Data From Eavesdroppers

5 Mandatory Steps For Keeping Data Safe

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Every day we hear news reports in the mainstream media about social network hacking, malware, malicious account takeovers and protecting data. It doesn’t matter if you are the average Joe Blow or a huge corporation like Burger King, everyone is being targeted these days. Cyber criminals are searching for everything from your banking and financial info …

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Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Anonymous hackers have launched ‘Operation Wall Street’, a new protest started by the loosely organized hactivist collective against the US government, Wall Street and the financial services industry. The operation is a call to all Anonymous “members” and citizens of the world and seeks justice for the “innocent and exploited people being forced into homelessness” because of the “crimes of Goldman …

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McDonald’s Innocent in McHacking of Burger King Twitter Account

McDonald's Innocent in McHacking of Burger King Twitter Account

Jason Sickles Yahoo News   Don’t blame the Hamburglar. Burger King’s official Twitter account was McHacked about noon EST on Monday and changed to resemble their rival. The pranksters swapped the page’s profile image to include a photo of McDonald’s iconic golden arches and rewrote the account description to claim Burger King, “Just got sold to McDonald’s because the whopper flopped …

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Latest Facebook Hacking Attack Investigated By FBI

Latest Facebook Hacking Attack Investigated By FBI

  Times of India   WASHINGTON: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating in the investigation of a “sophisticated Facebook hacking attack” by hackers on Facebook last month, which, according to the social network, has not compromised users’ data. The daily San Francisco Chronicle said Saturday that the FBI is working with Facebook to determine the origin of last month’s hacker attack that …

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Chinese Hackers Target Bloomberg Journalists in Latest Media Attack

Chinese Hackers Target Bloomberg Journalists in Latest Media Attack

Adam Taylor Business Insider   In next week’s Businessweek cover story, investigative reporters Dune Lawrence and Michael Riley take a deep dive on Chinese hackers, coming up with some fascinating details. It’s a big story given the recent accusations about Chinese hackers that have come from the New York Times and other news outlets, and Lawrence and Riley provide perhaps the most detailed …

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Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times Over Wen Investigation

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Over the past four months, Chinese hackers have penetrated computers belonging to the New York Times and its staff. The hackers appeared to be intent on hunting down and identifying newspaper sources involved in the investigation of a top Chinese leader. China’s Defense Ministry is denying any involvement in the attacks. Fox News: “Chinese …

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How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Curtis Abernathy, a small business owner in Arizona, never expected to be caught up as the victim of an international ring of cyber criminals stealing identities online.  But that’s exactly what happened last week when he received a call from Bank of America’s security office. The bank’s security team took notice after Abernathy used …

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Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers

Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers

Kyle Wagner Gizmodo.com   Hacked Security Cameras Are Wide Open To Attackers.  Apparently security cameras are even less secure than we thought. Eighteen popular brands of cameras have been found to have serious flaws in their own security, leaving at least 58,000 unsecured, open-to-basically-anyone security cams out there. Security firm Rapid7 discovered how the widespread flaw is after reading a …

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Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

John Brandon Fox News   Sadie Ouse, a high school senior, never saw it coming. Recently, Facebook hackers commandeered her Facebook account. Using a common malware tactic, the hacker sent a message to all of her friends with a link to the site homeincomenow3.com, operated by “Zhang Lei” in Beijing, China. A Norton security scan of the site revealed a …

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