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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.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#32

Oct 17, 2012 By asaphs | 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 the Central District of California. As part of the agreement, Rivera will plead guilty to only one charge against him.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#31

Oct 09, 2012 By asaphs | 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, British Columbia.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #30

Sep 30, 2012 By asaphs | 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 was substantial enough to warrant the intervention of the Canadian spy service, the RCMP and the federal government’s special cyber response agency.
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Checkmarx Wins Award at OWASP Infosec India 2012

Sep 23, 2012 By Administrator | After a highly successful event at OWASP Infosec India last month, we would like to share with you some photos from the event and thank everyone who made the event a success. Thank you for all the visitors that attended our booth and discussed their source code analysis requirements with us.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #29

Sep 18, 2012 By asaphs | 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 from a report which was released last week dubbed the “Software Security Risk Report”.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #28

Sep 12, 2012 By asaphs | 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 Monday afternoon. The person behind the attack claimed that the GoDadddy and its affiliated sites collapsed under a flood of traffic caused by a DDoS attack.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#26

Aug 27, 2012 By asaphs | 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.
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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #25

Aug 20, 2012 By asaphs | WikiLeaks crippled by DDoS attacks
A group who call themselves AntiLeaks has claimed responsibility for the crippling hack on the famous site WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.  WikiLinks claimed that that their servers were attacked by 10 Gbps of false traffic per second. The attack was also reported to be a sustained one lasting a total of 9 days. If this is true, it may also have been one of the longest sustained DDoS attacks on record.
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