Burglary of Surgeon May Expose Patient Data from Oregon Health and Science University

Confidential information of some 4,000 patients may be exposed after an Oregon Health and Science University surgeon’s laptop was stolen in a vacation burglary.

Honeypot Counter-Attack Kneels Secret Agency

Security researcher and DefCon co-founder Russia Alexey Sintsov came up with an experimental honeypot capable of stealing sensitive data from an attacker, including the aggressor’s network adapter settings, trace routes and login names.

Web-Delivered Malware Harder to Detect than E-mail Threats

Web-based threats manage to avoid traditional security solutions easier than spammed malware, according to The Modern Malware Review, a study by Palo Alto Networks.

Chinese University Conducts Security Research with Military ‘Hackers’

An important Chinese university conducted research on network security with an army unit accused of hacking the US, according to Security Week. The AFP linked Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398, after it discovered several papers on the university’s website.

Android and iOS Screen Lock Bug Deemed Vulnerable

Samsung Android devices were deemed vulnerable by security researcher Terence Eden, as he bypassed the lock screen feature and gained access to the devices’ entire content.

Cybercrime is Flourishing in Europe, EU Law Enforcer Reports

Cybercrime is the second most active criminal activity in Europe after international drug trafficking, Europol says in its 2013 EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment.

Hacker gets 41 Months in Prison for Breaching AT&T Website

A man convicted of hacking the AT&T website has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after accessing e-mail addresses of more than 120,000 Apple iPad owners.

Hackers Indicted for $40,000 Subway Franchise Fraud through POS Theft

Two hackers in the US were charged for stealing more than $40,000 from point-of-sale terminals loaded with malware and then sold on the Internet, according to cNet. Shahin Abdollahi and Jeffrey Thomas Wilkinson fraudulently placed the money onto Subway gift cards to make illegal purchases.

New SSL Attack Uncovered; Able to Decrypt Login Cookies

A new type of attack against the Transport Layer Security and Secure Sockets Layer protocols has been demonstrated by security researches during the 20th International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption.

Philippines President’s Website Hacked by Anonymous

The website of Philippine President Benigno Aquino was defaced by a local Anonymous group and freedom of speech messages were posted in an attempt to persuade the leader to handle the issue that started with Filipino occupation of a village in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Half of Small, Medium Businesses Vulnerable to Security Breach

More than 50 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are unprepared for a hack attack, according to a recent study by a specialty insurance company. Employee and contractor negligence was found responsible for most breach issues, followed by stolen or misplaced devices, procedural mistakes and stolen or lost paper files.

Insider Threats Aren’t Hackers – They’re Employees

Organizations spend too much time worrying about cyber-attack techniques, while employees, former employees and contractors pose the biggest threat, the FBI told RSA Conference 2013.

29 People Charged for SMS Scam

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began legal actions against 29 people believed responsible for bombarding mobile phone users with some 180 million illicit SMS messages promoting “free” gift cards.

Full-Scale Cyber Conflict Would Cripple U.S. Military Systems, Report Says

U.S. military systems were deemed highly vulnerable even to moderate cyber-attacks, as an 18-month study by the military’s Defense Science Board (DSB) revealed major security flaws.

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