Cyber Attacks

NYMag.com hit with DDoS attack from man who hates NYC

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NYMag.com was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted about 12 hours and was executed by a man with a vendetta against all things having to do with New York City.

Internet Explorer Mobile contains four unpatched vulnerabilities

Internet Explorer Mobile contains four unpatched vulnerabilities

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HP's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) disclosed four unpatched zero-day vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Mobile that enable web-based attacks.

Zero-day in Fiat Chrysler feature allows remote control of vehicles

Zero-day in Fiat Chrysler feature allows remote control of vehicles

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A pair of researchers discovered an exploit in Uconnect-enabled Fiat Chrysler vehicles that allows an attacker to take control of the vehicle.

FBI director says terrorist interest in cyberattacks against the U.S. on the uptick

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FBI Director James Comey, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, said that terrorists are mulling strategies for launching cyberattacks against the U.S.

Neiman Marcus class action data breach lawsuit revived

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A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a class action lawsuit against Neiman Marcus regarding the data breach the retailer experienced in 2013.

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan will train approximately 50,000 people in the public and private sectors on cyber-security ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to local reports.

Extramarital website Ashley Madison hacked

Extramarital website Ashley Madison hacked

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Online cheating site Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.

Walmart Canada's Online Photocentre down after potential breach

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Walmart Canada has taken down its online photo site and is investigating a compromise that may have impacted 60,000 people.

London teen hacker sentenced in Spamhaus DDoS attacks

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Instead of jail time, Seth Nolan McDonagh, a.k.a. Narko, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for his part in one of the the biggest cyber attacks in history.

Detroit Zoo, eight others across the county experience POS breach

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The third-party vendor responsible for operating payment systems at the Detroit Zoo experienced a POS breach that affected eight other zoos.

SEC asks firms for data breach details linked to insider trading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking hacked firms to provide details on their breaches where stolen information from emails may have been used for insider trading.

'Lotus Blossom' cyberattacks hit military, gov't targets in Southeast Asia

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A cyberespionage dubbed "Lotus Blossom" has carried out more than 50 cyber attacks against military and government targets in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Duqu2.0 knocks Kaspersky and security peers

The news that Kaspersky Lab was hit by a "next-generation" malware attack is an indication of both how far we have come in cyber-warfare and how much further we still have to go.

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

More than 400 security pros from companies of all sizes in 61 countries completed self-assessment tests against NIST Cybersecurity Framework for RSA's Cybersecurity Poverty Index.

IRS commissioner appears before Senate, attributes breach, in part, to budget cuts

IRS commissioner appears before Senate, attributes breach, in part, to budget cuts

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said budget cuts are prompting the agency to expand its online services even as watchdog groups warn the expansion could increase the risk of additional breaches.

Remediate before it's too late

With mega breaches springing up one after another, many industry players have registered both disbelief and awe at the sheer numbers of individual credentials stolen.

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

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Researchers have discovered a new type of of malware, dubbed 'Linux Moose,' that targets Linux based devices and uses them to create fraudulent social media accounts.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

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An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

Russia and China form cyber alliance

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Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.

Netflix unveils threat detection management platform

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Netflix announced on Monday the open source release of a threat detection management platform it has named FIDO.

India and Japan form cyber alliance

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Indian officials met with a Japanese contingent last week to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight cyber crime and invest in India's IT sector.

EllisLab server hacked, passwords possibly compromised

EllisLab server hacked, passwords possibly compromised

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EllisLab doesn't yet know who's responsible for hacking into its servers March 24 and potentially compromising customer information.

FBI investigating Rutgers University in DDoS attack

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Rutgers and the FBI are collaborating to investigate a series of DDoS attacks against the university.

U.S. and Japan bolster cooperation to thwart cyber attacks

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The United States and Japan have agreed to bolster their threat-sharing efforts, to thwart cyber attacks from China and North Korea, like state-sponsored intellectual property theft.

Russian hackers eyed in attack on White House, State Dept.

Russian hackers eyed in attack on White House, State Dept.

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CNN has reported that Russian hackers used their intrusion into the State Department's systems as a way to get into White House systems.

Making moves on the cyber chessboard

Making moves on the cyber chessboard

As the level of sophistication of digital attacks grows rapidly, targeted organizations must devise a strategic, military-like response.

Cyber revenge is a dish best served by sharing threat data

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At a gathering of security experts on Thursday in New York, panelists warned that while launching an offensive strike against cyber attackers might be a tempting response to being breached, there are better -- and legal -- strategies for retribution.

What we learned from Anonymous/AntiSec

What we learned from Anonymous/AntiSec

An examination of the evolution from the 2010 and 2011 campaign operations provides some hints about what IT vendors might expect from hacktivists in 2012.

China behind majority of cyber attacks, NSA says

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The National Security Agency claims a dozen groups connected to China's People's Liberation Army and six nonmilitary groups connected to universities are largely behind cyber spying campaigns.

Recent attacks cost Energy Department at least $2M

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The attacks, which occurred at four department locations, were not described in detail, but were deemed "successful" for adversaries, according to the annual audit.

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