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Anonymous DDoS Attack on NYSE Fails to Materialize

October 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Was the attack just a hoax to pique the media? Perhaps another faction striking off on their own? Or was the operation such a complete failure that the Anonymous ringleaders decided they needed to save face by claiming the attack was just a rouse? Probably a little of all of the above...

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Citigroup Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for May Breach

October 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Defendants have taken no steps that adequately or effectively protect cardholders against illegal use of the cardholders’ sensitive and extensive financial records since the breach,” the suit states. Officials estimate that $2.7 million was stolen from 3,400 accounts in the attack...

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Don't Miss the Security BSides Kansas City Event

October 07, 2011 Added by:Security BSides

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...

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SpyEye Trumps Mobile Banking SMS Security Systems

October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This latest SpyEye configuration demonstrates that out-of-band authentication systems, including SMS-based solutions, are not fool-proof... Using a combination of MITB technology and social engineering, fraudsters... fly under the radar of fraud detection systems..."

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RSA CEO: There is Too Much Security Awareness

October 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Not a day goes by that I do not see some indication of a cyberattack in the press... The problem is that when consumers see time and time again nothing happens to correct it, they throw up their hands. There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks..."

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Anonymous, Conspiracies, and Blowback

October 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A video posted on YouTube has some ominous overtones, with heavy imagery to incite people to do more than just protest. What is most worrisome is that there may be individuals out there who will heed the call and go for an all out “run” against Wall Street bankers...

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Cyber Attacks: Iran Will Retaliate

October 03, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

What does Iran mean by ‘We will retaliate in cyberspace’? Iran has a record of Shamshir rattling and ‘trash talk’. Yes, Iran has formed a cyber command. Yes, there is a hacker group called the Iranian Cyber Army, and they were defacing pages in China and even took down Baidu...

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Researchers Demonstrate Diebold Voting Machine Hack

September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines. We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine. This is a national security issue. It should really be handled by the Department of Homeland Security..."

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LulzSec Member Indicted for Sony Systems Hack

September 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Kretsinger and other coconspirators obtained confidential information from Sony Pictures’ computer systems using an “SQL injection” attack against its website, a technique commonly used by hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and steal information...

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DigiNotar Files for Bankruptcy Following Security Lapse

September 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

DigiNotar has filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition following a serious breach of security. “We are working to quantify the damages caused by the hacker’s intrusion into DigiNotar’s system and will provide an estimate of the range of losses as soon as possible..."

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Premier Intelligence Group's Website Hacked

September 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Stolen data was published on the website Cryptome, known for its affiliation with the hacktivist collective Anonymous. The leaked data reveals potentially sensitive information about senior intelligence officials from the NSA, CIA, the FBI, and numerous intelligence contractors...

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Security BSides is Coming to Dallas / Fort Worth

September 16, 2011 Added by:Security BSides

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...

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Hackers Targeting Small Businesses

September 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Big companies and big government get big press when their data is breached. When a big company is hit, those whose accounts have been compromised are often notified. With smaller businesses, however, victims are often in the dark, regardless of the state laws requiring notification...

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FBI Investigating Over 400 Corporate Account Takeovers

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI is currently investigating over 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers in which cyber criminals have initiated unauthorized ACH and wire transfers... These cases involve the attempted theft of over $255 million and have resulted in the actual loss of approximately $85 million..."

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DigiNotar Banned from Issuing New Digital Certificates

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"An unauthorized third party (hacker) has been active on the CA server that is used for issuing qualified certificates... The integrity of the data on the [DigiNotar] server that is used for production and issuance of qualified certificates is therefore impossible to guarantee..."

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NATO Seeks Cyber Alliance with India

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Chinese state backed hackers are not the only threat we are facing. The Russian Business Network and other foreign government-backed entities are falling from the radar as Chinese hackers take center stage. Lets not forget the lone hackers or hacktivist groups that are very active...

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