Tag Archives: cyberattacks

50 Million LivingSocial Users Hacked

Apr 29, 2013
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Your birthday, password, full name and e-mail has been hacked if you are a LivingSocial customer. Owned in part by Amazon, the  daily deal site has suffered a huge cyberattack on its computer systems. In an e-mail, CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy puts its’ security breach, “ “We recently experienced a cyberattack on …

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Anonymous Strikes Israel Websites

Apr 08, 2013
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Another Anonymous cyberattack has been claimed by the group and this time directly at the Israel government.  The group tweeted about the attack April 7th, cliaming billions of dollars in damage and disruptions. The hackivist group not only hacked facebook and twitter accounts, but also affected official websites such as …

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AmEx Fell Victim to Massive DDOS Attack

Apr 04, 2013
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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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Worldwide DDoS Attacks on Spamhaus Internet Users

Mar 28, 2013
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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
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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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