Securities and Exchanges Commission leaves sensitive data vulnerable to hackers Staff of the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) have left highly sensitive information from exchanges open to hacking and other cyber attacks because they miserably and negligently failed to secure their data and devices to the required standards. This statement came after inside information was leaked to the News Agency
Foreign Hacker Steals 387,000 Credit Card Numbers From South Carolina’s Department of Revenue A foreign hacker has managed to steal nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers as well as 3.6 million Social Security numbers from the South Carolina’s Department of Revenue. While most of the stolen credit card details were encrypted, 16,000 had no
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 Sony hacker facing up to 5 years in prison Raynaldo Rivera who was arrested in August after hacking the Sony Pictures Website has pleaded guilty to the allegations against him and faces a hefty prison sentence of up to five years. The guilty plea was a compromise with the United States Attorney’s Office for
This Year’s Hack In The Box Conference To Hold Big Hitters In The Web Application Security World This year’s famous Hack In The Box security conference is being held in Kuala Lumpur. Among the interesting events, Google will be hosting its Pwnium competition which first debuted at the CanSecWest security conference in March in Vancouver,
Hackers breach major Canadian based control system technology supplier Hackers have within the last few days managed to hack a major Calgary based technology company, Telvent Canada, known to be major suppliers of control systems for electrical grids, public water systems, public transport functions and most of Canada’s oil and pipelines. Insiders say the hacking
More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes
Web hosting company GoDaddy hacked GoDaddy, the web hosting service provider was hacked on Monday by a supporter of Anonymous, a self-proclaimed group of rogue hackers. The attack also affected many of GoDaddy’s customers. The attack caused GoDaddy and many of the company’s 10.5 million customer’s web sites to go down for several hours on
Could a lack of web application security be affecting your businesses share price? It has been noted that in larger corporations the linkage of the brand to a string of negative security issues can seriously affect the share price for the worse.
Microsoft vulnerable to VPN attack Microsoft’s MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2) which is used to authenticate users in PPTP-based (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPNs has been shown to be vulnerable to hacks according to reports from the recent Defcon conference.