2013 Threat Predictions This past week, one of the frontrunners in high-performance network security announced their predictions for the top threats of 2013. The following are highlights of the top 3. 1. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) – Generally known to target specific classified information by using various methods and vectors, this coming year they are
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Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ attacks Syrian Government websites In Response To Syrian Internal Internet Blackout In response to a Syrian government move which has closed all fax, phone and Internet lines coming out of the troubled country, the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ started last Friday to attack and shut down government and affiliated pro-Syrian websites.
Hacktivists reach a new level of cyber terror in Israel Since the outbreak of hostilities between Gaza and Israel, several Israeli companies as well as those doing business with them have absorbed quite a few cyber attacks. According to various sources, 44 million attacks have been prevented since rockets began falling.
EU Official hacked at an Internet Security Conference A European Union Official has come out in a statement which declared that her staff was hacked when they attended an internet Security conference last month in Azerbaijan. EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, released a statement about the ironic hack in her blog last week, where she
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.
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.
Yahoo left red-faced after SQL injection vulnerability reveals nearly half a million passwords! A hacking group who name themselves ‘DD3Ds Company’ have, within the last few days leaked 453,492 yahoo text passwords for Yahoo accounts. DD3Ds Company now claim that they attained the passwords by means of SQL injection against a poorly secured Yahoo subdomain. Security
Cyber Attacks on ATM and online banking are at an all time high Cyber Attacks which are aimed at online banking applications are at an all time high, according to several security experts. Unsurprisingly, almost one third of all attacks were aimed at banks which reside in the Gulf, where the banks are swelling with oil