Tag : Data Security Breach

The-Week-in-AppSec-News-300x300

The Sochi Hacking Scare Take Down & The Rest of The Weeks Best

Feb 09, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut |  
This week, NBC got called out for a slightly exaggerated report of hacking in Sochi (hint: they weren’t even in Sochi); SnapChat got hit with another vulnerability report; Target was hacked via their A/C and heat guys and more. Here’s a short n’ sweet version of the weeks’ news you may have missed.

</Read More>
iStock_000006062959Small-200x300

SMBs: ‘Too Small To Be A Target’ Thinking Won’t Cut It Anymore

Jan 14, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | With big name brands like Target and Neiman Marcus getting hit left and right these days, it would be easy to make the assumption that hackers are mostly interested in hacking the big guys, especially with further breached retailers soon to be named. It simply is not the case. Small and medium sized businesses still pose plenty of advantages to hackers.

</Read More>
A-Black-Friday-Breach-Nightmare-2-300x300

Target Breach Update: Up to One-Third of US Adults Now At Risk

Jan 11, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | The Target breach is nowhere near over. During their forensic investigation, Target has now found that at least 70 million customers, much higher than the original 40 million estimate, were affected. The new estimate may be a separate cache from the original number, and this data including a mix of mailing addresses, names, numbers and emails, so when all is said and done, personal info of up to 110 million customers, a third of American adults, could have been taken.

</Read More>
iStock_000020855515Small-300x225

This Week In Application Security: December 16-22, 2013

Dec 22, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | If we’re measuring it in cyber-drama, it’s certainly a holiday season to remember!  The past week saw what is potentially the most damaging data breach of 2013 with over 40 million Target customers at risk of credit fraud. On top of that, a major media site got hit for the third time in the same number of years, Israeli-security firm RSA had an NSA kind of week, and a report exposed a newly discovered type of side channel attack using just your computer sound to decrypt sensitive data.

</Read More>
Adobe_Systems_logo_and_wordmark.svg_

Adobe Website Hacked, Millions of Passwords Stolen

Nov 06, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Web hacking was considered an ostracized field just a few years ago. These days it’s a subculture, with more and more average programmers learning the basics of the trade and pulling off impressive “conquests”.

</Read More>
sony_logo-300x200

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.

</Read More>
microsoft-logo

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.

</Read More>
darpa

What’s Hot in Application Security Vol #21

Jul 23, 2012 By asaphs | DARPA funded hacking device ready for release
The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has just finished funding a new device called The Power Pwn. The new device which is cunningly concealed as a regular power strip is anything but! The new device is actually a Hacking tool for launching remotely-activated WI-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet attacks.

</Read More>

What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #19

Jul 09, 2012 By Administrator | 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 money and where small amounts of money missing from accounts are likely to go un-noticed.

</Read More>

Stay Connected

Sign up today & never miss an update from the Checkmarx blog

Follow us on Feedly

Interested in trying CxSAST on your own code? You can now use Checkmarx's solution to scan uncompiled / unbuilt source code in 18 coding and scripting languages and identify the vulnerable lines of code. CxSAST will even find the best-fix locations for you and suggest the best remediation techniques. Sign up for your FREE trial now.

Checkmarx is now offering you the opportunity to see how CxSAST identifies application-layer vulnerabilities in real-time. Our in-house security experts will run the scan and demonstrate how the solution's queries can be tweaked as per your specific needs and requirements. Fill in your details and we'll schedule a FREE live demo with you.