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Tag: Vulnerabilities

Most small businesses can’t restore all data after a cyber attack

(Net Security) Almost one-third of U.S. small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute had a cyber attack in the previous year, and nearly three-quarters of those businesses were not able to fully restore their company’s computer data. The primary causes of cyber attacks on small businesses were computer viruses, worms and Trojans (61 percent) and…
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FIS Breach a Broader Network Hack

(Threatpost) A previously reported attack against Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) two years ago was actually much more widespread than initially reported according to a document released to banks from the FDIC late last month. Compounding matters, as of the FDIC’s audit FIS had not taken the appropriate steps toward securing banking information and protecting…
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Pirate Bay founder suspected of hacking police databases

(Net Security) Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, who has been extradited from Cambodia to Sweden to answer for allegedly hacking of Swedish IT company Logica and the Nordea bank mainframe has been named as suspect in another hacking case. Along with an unnamed 20-year-old Danish citizen, Svartholm is thought to have breached and downloaded a…
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Cybercrooks use photo-sharing to plant malware in online auto ad scams, FBI warns

(Naked Security) Beware the auto seller on Craigslist who says he’ll send photos on request – he could well be a crook who sends photos packed with malware, the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned. In a posting on its news blog, the FBI says it’s seeing scam artists posting ads without pictures…
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Microsoft, FBI Slam Door On Thousands Of Citadel Botnets

(Dark Reading) A joint effort by Microsoft, the FBI, and partners in the financial services and tech industries has disrupted more than 1,400 botnets that were using a piece of notorious banking malware responsible for more than a half-billion dollars in losses worldwide. The operation, which marks Microsoft’s seventh botnet takedown to date, began in…
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Negligence, Glitches Push Up Cost Of Breaches Worldwide

(Dark Reading) The costs of data breaches inched up globally, but in the U.S. companies have managed to continue bringing breach costs down, according to the eighth annual Cost of Data Breach Study out this week. Conducted by Ponemon Institute on behalf of Symantec, the study found that mistakes and human errors accounted for the…
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Mandatory 2-year jail sentence for EU hackers a step closer

IDG News Service – Hackers would face a minimum two-year prison sentence under a new, draft European Union law approved by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee on Thursday. Meanwhile, criminals responsible for cyber attacks against “critical infrastructure,” such as power plants, transport networks and government networks would face at least five years in jail.…
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Hacking Drones … Overview of the Main Threats

(Infosec Institute) The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, represent a revolution in the security context; these powerful systems could be used in various contexts such as military and also civil sector. Drones use most advanced technological equipment and the research on these vehicles is providing continuous improvements, the scope is the definition…
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Password crackers go green by immersing their GPUs in mineral oil

(Ars Technica) Going where few password crackers have gone before, a team of security consultants has deployed a cracking-optimized computer that’s completely submerged in mineral oil. Members say the setup offers significant cost savings compared with the same machine that uses air to stay cool. The rig contains two AMD Radeon 6990 graphics cards, long…
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Malware going retro in 2013, security firm finds

(CSO) Malware perpetrators turned to their old tricks in the first quarter of this year, a threat report released Monday by the cybersecurity firm McAfee finds. The report noted malicious trends that had gathered steam over the last three quarters of 2012 declined during the quarter ending in March, including: Android malware samples captured during…
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