Threats - Article Archives - Page 16

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Hit by Cyber Attack

May 26, 2015 |

The bank says its domain name servers were hijacked last month.

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FBI Claims Security Researcher Hacked Airplane Mid-Flight

May 21, 2015 |

'Over last 5 years my only interest has been to improve aircraft security,' Chris Roberts tweeted recently.

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Penn State University Hacked

May 19, 2015 |

The College of Engineering's computer network was disconnected from the Internet in response to the breach.

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Sally Beauty Confirms Second Data Breach In As Many Years

May 18, 2015 |

The company says it won't 'speculate on the scope of the intrusion,' since the investigation is ongoing.

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Hackers Target Starbucks Accounts

May 14, 2015 |

'Criminals are learning how to turn rewards programs, points, and prepaid cards into cash,' notes Gartner's Avivah Litan.

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Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee Charged with Attacking DoE Computers

May 13, 2015 |

Charles Eccleston allegedly designed and sent spear phishing emails targeting more than 80 computers at the U.S. Department of Energy.

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New Rombertik Malware Destroys Master Boot Record If Debugged

May 07, 2015 |

If it doesn't have permission to overwrite the MBR, the malware destroys all files in the user's home folder.

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Phone Scams Getting More Sophisticated

May 05, 2015 |

Even folks who know better can fall for sophisticated phone scams that leverage personal information.

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Hard Rock, Sally Beauty Acknowledge Data Breaches

May 05, 2015 |

In both cases, customer payment card information appears to have been accessed.

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Hackers Steal $5 Million from Ryanair

May 01, 2015 |

The airline says the funds have now been frozen, and it expects them to be repaid.

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Startup Spotlight: Prevoty's Application Security

April 28, 2015 |

Despite the growing importance of applications, the application layer is a "black hole" of enterprise security, says company's co-founder.

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Virginia Voting Machines Easily Hacked

April 22, 2015 |

The machines had been in use in more than 560 precincts since 2002.

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Cryptographer Panel Slams Government Key Escrow Idea

April 21, 2015 |

Experts on a cryptography panel at the RSA conference reject the idea of the U.S. government holding encryption keys.

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International Operations Take Down Beebone, Simda Botnets

April 14, 2015 |

Both operations required coordination between government agencies and private sector partners.

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Russia Blamed for White House Data Breach

April 09, 2015 |

The attack appears to have been launched in retaliation for sanctions, according to CNN.

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Police Department Pays Cybercriminals Following Ransomware Infection

April 08, 2015 |

A recent survey found that 55 percent of organizations that have been hit by such attacks recommend negotiating with cybecriminals to restore data.

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IBM Warns of New 'Dyre Wolf' Malware Campaign

April 07, 2015 |

The campaign targets organizations with a combination of social engineering and DDoS attacks.

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Researchers Warn of Volatile Cedar APT Campaign

April 06, 2015 |

The target distribution 'strongly aligns with nation-state/political-group interests,' according to Check Point researchers.

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U.S. Targets Foreign Hackers with Sanctions

April 02, 2015 |

'Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy,' President Obama said.

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New Trojan Targets Petroleum, Gas, Helium Companies

April 01, 2015 |

The attack exploits an old ActiveX vulnerability, according to Symantec researchers.

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