Sony Pictures Hack: Passwords and SSNs

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

By on December 5, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

Sony Pictures recent data breach might be the biggest yet even though it might not affect as many people as recent credit and debit card thefts, as hackers stole a huge number of files related to the company’s business — from unreleased movies and future plans to personal data belonging to employees and internal files — exposing many of them online.

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Iran Operation Cleaver Cylance

Iran hackers might be launching in extensive cyber attack on targeting top companies

By on December 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Iran hackers might be launching in extensive cyber attack on targeting top companies

Iran-based hackers are believed to have infiltrated some of the world’s “top energy, transport and infrastructure companies” from various countries over the past two years, Reuters says, citing an 87-page report from cyber security company Cylance. More →

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Annie, Fury, Mr. Turner and Still Alice

Hackers leak unreleased Sony Pictures movies after massive data heist

By on December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Hackers leak unreleased Sony Pictures movies after massive data heist

Hackers hit Sony Pictures last week and managed to find various assets in the studio’s network — including high-quality screener copies of various movies that haven’t even been released yet — and made them available on torrent sites well ahead of their official launch. Engadget reports,. More →

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State Department Computer Network Hacked

Hackers breach State Department’s unclassified computer network

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Hackers breach State Department’s unclassified computer network

Hackers breached computers belonging to the State Department, The New York Times reports, making it the fourth attack targeting government computers in recent weeks. While it’s not clear who attacked these targets and for what purpose, the State Department, the White House, the United States Postal Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have all reported similar breaches recently.

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White House Cyber Attack Breach

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

By on October 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

Following the many data breaches that have hit U.S. retailers, financial institutions and even the government, the White House has also confirmed that an unclassified computer network used by President’s Obama’s senior staff had been breached by hackers, The New York Times reports. However, it’s not clear why hackers attacked the White House, or at least such details have not been divulged yet. More →

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Staples Credit Card Breach

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?

Brian Krebs, the man who originally reported the Home Depot data breach earlier this year, now believes that Staples has been subjected to a data breach of its own. Krebs says that at least six banks noticed a pattern of debit and credit card fraud in several Staples branches, indicating that card data might have been accessed. More →

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Obama on Credit Card Security

Obama’s new order: U.S. government’s credit card security must be improved

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Obama’s new order: U.S. government’s credit card security must be improved

In the wake of the numerous sophisticated cyberattacks that managed to steal credit and debit card data from various retail stores in the U.S., President Obama on Friday signed an executive order to improve security for credit cards and payment systems used by the government, The New York Times reportsMore →

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Phone Bill Premium Number Hack

Hackers perfect a new way to steal money from unsuspecting basic tech users

By on October 20, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Hackers perfect a new way to steal money from unsuspecting basic tech users

Smart hackers who understand how always-connected devices work — and who know how to exploit the various security bugs found in operating systems — are capable of infecting mobile devices with malware that can of incur costs and/or steal data. They can do this using a number of methods: By grabbing personal data in sophisticated attacks targeting retail store chains and banks, conducting advanced online phishing attacks, or stealing money directly from ATMs, to name just a few of the recent security threats detailed by various reports. More →

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ATM Malware Hacks

The ultimate ATM heist still works, has netted hackers ‘millions of dollars’

By on October 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

The ultimate ATM heist still works, has netted hackers ‘millions of dollars’

In early January, and then again in March, reports detailed some smart ATM attacks that allowed hackers to steal money from malware-infected ATMs without requiring any access to the credit or debit cards used by customers. Instead, hackers managed to steal cash directly from the bank, after taking over the machines with special programs. This ultimate heist appears to still be working, The Register reports, as hackers are still using the practice that has netted them “millions of dollars.” More →

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JPMorgan Bank Cyberattack Details

JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ‘sophisticated cyberattack’

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ‘sophisticated cyberattack’

JPMorgan and at least four other unnamed U.S. banks have been targeted by hackers, The New York Times and Bloomberg report, although it’s not clear what the purpose of this “sophisticated cyberattack” really was. More →

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Top 8 Worst Security Breaches

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

By on August 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

Can your online data ever really be safe? Not when malicious hackers are lurking around every virtual corner, constantly developing devious new ways to steal sensitive data including passwords and credit card information. Online security is constantly improving, of course, but even the biggest companies in the world are susceptible to security breaches. And the sad truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can do to protect your data once it’s stored on a company’s servers.

In case that harsh realization isn’t scary enough on its own, a new graphic helps remind us of the eight worst online security breaches in recent history. More →

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Russian Hackers Internet Login Heist

Russian hackers have stolen an astonishing 1.2 billion login credentials

By on August 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Russian hackers have stolen an astonishing 1.2 billion login credentials

Less than a dozen young  Russian hackers have “audited the Internet,” as one security researcher told The New York Times, and have stolen a massive amount of usernames and password combinations that are used for login purposes on hundreds of thousands of websites. Instead of selling them on the black market, the hackers are apparently using them to sell spamming services to interested parties. More →

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