Tag Archives: Hackers

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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Battle to Win Scholarships for Future Cyber Warriors

Apr 02, 2013
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Social Media Giants are Hack Victims by Zendesk’s Leak

Feb 22, 2013
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Zendesk, a customer service software provider has more than 25,000 clients, three of which are Tumblr, Pintrest and Twitter, who allegedly dropped the ball in securing its data.   According to Wired, a security breach was confirmed this week saying the hackers broke into its system, where they could access personal data from three …

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Chinese Cyber Spies Blend in Community

Feb 21, 2013
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The Chinese has been a hot topic on the latest cyber security attacks. The Associated Press reported a community of Internet warriors working from a white building in Shanghai, known as Unit 61398: RECRUITING THE SPIES: Supposedly run by China’s military, they have been recruits directly from universities targeting students with …

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Burger King Hacker is “Lovi’n it” on Twitter

Feb 19, 2013
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Burger King’s twitter account was reportedly hacked, telling followers that the chain was bought out by McDonald’s because “the whopper flopped.” The “i’m lov’in it” fast food hacker changed the @BurgerKing account name to “McDonalds” and changed the banner picture to the Golden Arches. After shutting down the site Burger …

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