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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #33

Oct 22, 2012 By asaphs

Muslim Hacker Group Attack US National weather Service

A Hacking group from Kosovo calling themselves the Hackers Security group have released sensitive hacked data from the US National weather service. The stolen information included, files from the web server and other sensitive data that could be used for a later attack.

The hacker group stated that the recent attacks were in response to ‘US policies that target Muslim countries’. Among the list of grievances aired by the group were the attacks on the Iranian nuclear plants by the Stunex and Flame Malware type attacks.

For more information please see:

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/kosovo-group-claims-hack-of-us-weather-service/story-e6frfkui-1226499694410

Hackers Steal $400,000 From Washington Town’s Bank Of America Account

Hackers have successfully managed to defeat multiple security layers administered by the town of Burlington, Washington and made fraudulent transfers from the small towns Bank of America Account.

In an official statement made from the Burlington police department, over $400,000 was transferred to multiple private and business accounts across America over a two day period.

For More Information please see:

 http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/hackers-rob-400000-from-washington-town/240009142

High Bandwidth DDoS Attacks Now Popular Among Hackers

This year DDoS attacks with a bandwidth that exceeded 20Gbps became a common occurrence. This is a sharp contrast to such Distributed denial-of-service attacks were relatively rare.

Such a dramatic increase in the volume of high bandwidth attacks will have a major impact on smaller companies who simply do not yet have the infrastructure to deal with these kinds of attacks.

For more information please go to:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9232487/High_bandwidth_DDoS_attacks_are_now_common_researcher_says?taxonomyId=82

Izz ad-Din al Qassam Cyber Fighters Political Hacking Group Continue Attack On U.S Financial Institutions

The Izz ad-Din al Qassam Hacking group have made good on their promise and have continued their attacks on large U.S financial institutions. The continuous attacks are now in their 5th week.

Major U.S banks so far affected by the group include among others, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, PNC and U.S Bank. The bank sites have been attacked using distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Analysis of the DDoS tools used in the cyber atttacks on the American banks indicates a “well-funded” effort, according to security experts.

For more information please go to:

http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/bank-cyber-attacks-operation-ababil.html

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