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Tag: Cybersecurity

Purdue Students Accused of Hacking into Professors’ Accounts to Change Grades

(Softpedia) Three Purdue University students have been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the educational institution discovered that they hacked into their professors’ accounts to change their grades. Two of them – Mitsutoshi Shirasaki, an aeronautics and astronautics major from Japan, and Sujay Sharma, a nuclear engineering major – were seniors at the university…
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Does encryption really shield you from government’s prying eyes?

IDG News Service – If you’re thinking about encrypting email in light of revelations about U.S. government spying, you may be wasting your time. Recent leaks about surveillance efforts by the secretive National Security Agency have sparked a wide range of questions during the last week over online privacy, or lack thereof, as well as…
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Yahoo, Bing Found Directing to Bitcoin Phishing Site

(Threatpost) It looks like phishers have started poisoning Bing and Yahoo search results in hopes of duping users of the Bitcoin exchange site MtGox.com into giving away their log-in credentials. KrebsonSecurity.com reported that both the search engines have been redirecting unsuspecting clickers to MtPox.com – a domain set up two days ago that looks almost…
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Another Huge Cash-Out Scheme Revealed

(Bank Info Security) Federal authorities have charged eight suspects in yet another ATM cash-out and cybercrime scheme that involved online account takeovers and prepaid card compromises. So far, four arrests have been made in the case, which also involved fraudulent ATM withdrawals and wire transfers to overseas accounts, as well as identity theft, in some…
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Flash Player Clickjacking Flaw Allows Hackers to Hijack Your Webcam

(Softpedia) Back in October 2011, Adobe reported fixing a clickjacking issue in the online Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager. However, experts say that the flaw can still be leveraged, at least with some web browsers, to allow access to a user’s webcam and microphone. According to security researcher Egor Homakov, the exploit he has developed…
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Cyberespionage Operators Work In Groups, Process Enormous Data Workloads

(Dark Reading) In a study of the lifecycle of cyberespionage attacks, a group of researchers at a Taiwanese security startup have found that the nation’s major government agencies encounter a dozen such attacks each day and that the operators behind the attacks have virtual data centers that appear to be processing enormous workloads. The research,…
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Bank accounts of several Mumbai policemen hacked

Mumbai (NDTV)  A total of 29 Axis Bank accounts, including those of Mumbai police officials, have been hacked. Around 12-14 of these were held by policemen. Some of the policemen in the city had received text messages on their phones that cash has been withdrawn from their accounts with the Axis account in euro currency,…
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419 Scam Alert: You Won a Camry Solara from the International Cricket Council

(Softpedia) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2013 is taking place these days in England and Wales and, as with most major events, cybercriminals are leveraging the occasion in one of their scam campaigns. Symantec experts have spotted scam emails that purport to come from the ICC. “International Cricket Council. Open attached file for…
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Chinese Citizen Sentenced in US for Cyber Piracy

(DFI News) Xiang Li, age 36, of Chengdu, China, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement based on cyber theft and online piracy of over $100 million worth of sensitive, industrial-grade software and confidential data stolen from the internal server of a cleared defense contractor.…
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FDA, facing cybersecurity threats, tightens medical-device standards

(Washington Post) The Food and Drug Administration is tightening standards for a wide range of medical devices — from fetal monitors used in hospitals to pacemakers implanted in people — because of escalating concerns that the gadgets are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches that could harm patients. Increasingly, officials said, computer viruses and other malware are…
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