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AmEx Fell Victim to Massive DDOS Attack

Apr 04, 2013
News

Credit card giant American Express fell victim to a massive denial of service attack, this past March 28th. The website shut down for at least two grizzly hours, which can mean millions in lost revenue. The group responsible for the attack calls themselves, ‘the cyber-fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’,  group. …

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Battle to Win Scholarships for Future Cyber Warriors

Apr 02, 2013
News

After a long tech battle to win a spot at the nation’s  first cybersecurity learning center, ten scholarships have been awarded. Earlier this March, hundreds of competitor’s hacked it out to compete, including secondary and college students, veterans and jobseekers. The fierce tech fight used interactive and hands on software to …

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Worldwide DDoS Attacks on Spamhaus Internet Users

Mar 28, 2013
News

This Wednesday, the world experienced record breaking cyberattacks on their internet connections, slowing some to a crawl and creating outages. Spamhaus, is a company hired to keep out the unwanted junk e-mail from entering our inboxes, like Viagra, hot girls, or the latest penny stock deals. The large denial of …

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South Korea vs North Korea Cyberattacks

Mar 25, 2013
News

Multiple cyberattacks in South Korea has still not been accounted for, investigators say. However in Seoul, the main focus is on North Korea, in which South Korean security professionals claim the North have been training a complex team of computer-savvy “cyber warriors” .   Last Wednesday, deadly malware shut down 32,000 …

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Trojan Targets Mac OS X

Mar 21, 2013
News

Macs are no longer shielded from the latest threats and nosey parkers. A new Mac OS X Trojan named Trojan.Yontoo.1, is worming its’ way into Mac computers, installing adware plug-ins, throwing unwanted ads on Web pages, all in an effort to generate big bucks for its webmasters.   A Russian …

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China & U.S. Should Be Cyber Friends and Less Finger Pointing

Mar 18, 2013
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Newly inaugurated premier of China, Li Keqiang, released a statement Sunday saying, “I think we should not make groundless accusations against each other, and spend more time doing practical things that will contribute to cyber-security.”   Lately China has been accussed of a string of cyber security attacks against NY Times, …

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High Profile Celebs & Michelle Obama Hacked

Mar 14, 2013
News

The FBI is investigating one of the largest high profile hacks yet, exposing social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and even detailed printable credit score reports. The website www.exposed.su called, “Exposed-The Secret Files”, shows a picture of a goth looking girl with her finger over her lips stating;   “If you …

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Deadly “Longline Phishing” Latest Hacking Technique

Mar 11, 2013
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Cyber criminals are one step ahead to beating detection, and they waste no time in doing so. Long time hacking tricks phishing and spear phishing have been successful in the past, but easy detection has encouraged them to develop a new technique combining the two called, “Longline Phishing“.   While …

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Java Not so Savvy

Mar 07, 2013
News

Oh Java, throw me a double cream, extra dense foam and extra sugar! It’s the third emergency update this month and the 5th time for the year! Java’s, Oracle, aims its efforts at halting cybercriminals from actively exploiting yet another security vulnerability that allows them to infect malware on a …

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DOS Attacks Czech Republic’s News Websites

Mar 04, 2013
News

According to Reuters, one of the latest strands of DOS attacks hit three of Czech Republic’s top online media news sites. Hackers sent overwhelming requests to websites, www.ihned.cz, www.idnes.cz and www.novinky.cz, causing information overload and disrupting service. Also known as, denial of service attacks.   Lucie Tvaruzkova, the head of www.ihned.cz, released …

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