Tag: Hacking

Web App Attacks: 7 Takeaways from the New Verizon DBIR

Hackers going after Web applications are getting smarter and faster by automating their malicious tools, and organizations are struggling to keep up. This was among the biggest revelations in Verizons’ 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report analyzed over 63,000 security incidents over the past year, 1,367 of which resulted in a breach. It may

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On Tracking the Creator of Bitcoin, a Breach at Sally Beauty and Facebook Clickjacking: Security News Update

It was a crazy week, with the secretive Bitcoin creator supposedly outed, details of 280,000+ payment cards tied to Sally Beauty purchases discovered for sale online and a new Facebook clickjacking campaign that preys on the curious, so let’s get down to it shall we? Here are your weeks biggest security stories: 

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Loser Credentials: Stop The Insanity!

There’s a famous saying about how the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Nothing could be truer about the world’s relationship with passwords, and it’s a reality that should hit the security world even harder. After all, as we recently learned, the Target hack affecting at

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Second Major iOS Security Flaw Found, No Update Yet

Apple is having quite a rough week. While security world is still reeling from this past week’s vulnerability discovery and fix, researchers have identified yet another security flaw in Apple’s iOS that attackers could exploit to remotely monitor a user. With this newly discovered vulnerability, hackers are able to log a user’s keystrokes, including touch

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Kickstarter Website Compromised; InfoSec Executives On Alert

The hacks just keep on coming. Kickstarter, arguably the world’s largest crowdfunded website, has joined the list of high-profile casualties. The site suffered a serious data breach that has probably led to the leakage of personal information and data, including encrypted passwords that can easily be cracked. Kickstarter had no idea that their database was

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Crowdfunding Kickstarter Gets Hacked & Other Security Stories This Week

This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls

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

  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.

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Facebook Almost Hacked By The SEA: “Happy Birthday, Mark!”

The notorious hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is stirring up trouble again, this time with Facebook. Overnight, the group claimed to pwn the Facebook.com domain, posting a screenshot of the WHOIS info on its Twitter. ‘Happy Birthday Mark,’ the tweet taunted, referring to Facebook’s recent 10th birthday. The registrant data indeed reflected that the

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