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Tag: Data Breaches

LulzSec hacker given community order for possessing child abuse images

(The Guardian) A convicted computer hacker with the LulzSec collective is due to be released imminently despite being found with indecent images featuring infants as young as six months, a court has heard. Police officers found 172 images on two computers belonging to Ryan Cleary, 21, when they raided the home he shared with his…
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Guccifer hacks U.S. nuclear security agency chief

(Help Net Security) The hacker that goes by the online moniker “Guccifer” continues his crusade agains U.S. current and former government officials, and his latest victim is Neile Miller, acting administrator of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Miller was named principal deputy administrator of the NNSA in 2010 and has become the acting administrator…
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FDA calls on manufacturers, hospitals to better protect medical devices

(SC Magazine) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned medical professionals to implement practices that will safeguard computer-embedded health care devices from attack. “Many medical devices contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cyber security breaches,” the advisory said. “In addition, as medical devices are increasingly interconnected, via the internet,…
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Phishing attacks on Iranian Gmail users jump before Iranian election

(Ars Technica) Google researchers have detected phishing attacks originating inside Iran that target tens of thousands of Gmail users from that country, a company official said in a blog post published Wednesday. The attacks appear to come from the same group that pulled off a much more sophisticated attack in 2011 involving a forged secure…
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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 Some of the policemen in the city had received text messages on their phones that cash has been withdrawn from their accounts with the Axis account in euro currency,…
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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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Hacktivists Inadvertently Cause Damage to People They Claim to Represent

(Softpedia) On Monday, RSA released its monthly online fraud report for May. Besides the figures about worldwide phishing campaigns, the study also makes an interesting link between phishers and hacktivists. While hacktivists, such as the ones from the Anonymous movement, usually rely on distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to make their point, they sometimes decide to…
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New backdoor ‘KeyBoy’ malware hits Asia with targeted attacks

IDG News Service – Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7. The targeted attacks used specifically…
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Raley’s Family Of Fine Stores Targeted In Cyberattack

(Dark Reading) Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has recently discovered that a portion of its computer network systems may have been the target of a complex, criminal cyber attack. The company immediately initiated an investigation to determine whether cyber criminals may have obtained customer credit and debit card information. At this time, the company has…
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