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Sony Tells Congress Anonymous DDoS Aided Breach

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...

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Sony Online Entertainment Networks Also Hacked

May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible..."

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What Can We Learn From The Epsilon Breach?

May 02, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Epsilon appears to have caught this breach quickly because they were monitoring their network systems. What this incident points out is that even when you are monitoring your environment, it still takes a while to recognize that a breach is in progress...

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PlayStation Hackers Boast Over Two Million Credit Cards

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Sony is saying the credit cards were encrypted, but we are hearing that the hackers made it into the main database, which would have given them access to everything, including credit card numbers,” said security consultant Mathew Solnik for The New York Times...

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Federal Court Affirms Damages in RockYou Data Breach

April 29, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Beyond litigation risk, treating personal information in the same manner as property could significantly impact the current quid pro quo of the Internet and how information is collected, used and transferred. It will be interesting to follow this case through the next round of discovery...

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Reading Between the Lines: The Sony PSN Breach

April 28, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

What are PSN gamers/users more worried about? Are PSN gamers more worried about their heard-earned trophies and status on their favorite games, or the fact that their personal information and maybe even their credit cards were pilfered?

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Sony PlayStation Hack: 70 Million Users' Details Stolen

April 27, 2011 Added by:Jared Carstensen

What this means for those affected: Your name, date of birth, address, billing address and contact details are most likely not going to change - so this information could be as valuable in a year or two to these criminals, as it is now - potentially even more valuable...

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PlayStation Breach Affects Over 70 Million Customers

April 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network..."

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Hackers Go After Points, Credits, and Virtual Currency

April 25, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

These virtual dollars and virtual goods have real value. Virtual currency includes the points customers receive from retailers, merchants, airlines, hotels, and credit card companies through loyalty programs. These points are the second most traded currency on the planet...

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WikiLeaks Releases Guantanamo Prisoner Files

April 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The revelations in those documents range from intelligence on the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leaders to the individual stories of often-innocent detainees to the ugly and ineffective improvisations on intelligence gathering within Guantanamo’s operations...

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Hackers Overtake Insiders as Leading Cause of Data Loss

April 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The responsibility for protecting personal identifying information is on those who request and store it. All entities that collect personal information need to understand the concept that only they can safeguard our information, and that this safeguarding must be an urgent priority...

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Epsilon Breach Will Impact Consumers for Years

April 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Consumers are receiving messages from trusted companies such as 1-800-Flowers, Chase, Hilton and others, letting them know that their e-mail addresses have been exposed. This provides a perfect opportunity for cybercriminals who may try to take advantage of the breach...

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Verizon: Total Data Loss is Down as Breaches Increase

April 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"There has been a shift in the threat landscape, and organized crime is targeting medium to small-sized businesses in the US. What we're seeing is the bad guys exploiting people who haven't taken basic security considerations into account in their small business..."

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WordPress Hack Exposes Proprietary Source Code

April 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed... We presume our source code was exposed and copied. While much of our code is Open Source, there are sensitive bits of our and our partners’ code..."

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Security Provider Barracuda Networks Hit by SQL Injection

April 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The website of application security vendor Barracuda Networks was compromised by a SQL injection attack. The attack appears to have exposed confidential information regarding Barracuda's business partners as well as network login credentials of several employees...

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Texas Exposes 3.5 Million Resident's Private Information

April 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The records contained the names and mailing addresses of individuals, Social Security numbers, and to varying degrees also contained other information such as dates of birth or driver’s license numbers...

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