Some 54 per cent of SMS phishing campaigns in January, 2014 targeted US owners of prepaid debit cards, according to a report by Cloudmark, a messaging security provider. At the same time, reports of phishing jumped 78 percent in January from a month earlier.
The University of Maryland (UMD) is extending credit card protection to 5 years for all 309,000 victims of a recent cyber-attack involving university staff, students and faculty members, according to a message on their website.
The web site of IT training company EC-Council has been DNS hijacked and defaced by a hacker known as Eugene Belford, according to Softpedia News.
US Congress should create a national standard compelling businesses who have suffered data breaches to notify affected customers, US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message.
Nearly 200,000 people had account credentials, Bitcoins and other virtual currencies stolen by a small group of cybercriminals in a global botnet attack, according to a Trustwave Spider Labs blog announcement.
The Odyssey 14,000 CPU cores supercomputer from Harvard University has been exploited by a member of the university’s research community for mining Dogecoin, a new cryptographic currency with a similar architecture as Bitcoin, according to Softpedia News.
Apple released a software patch for iOS 7, revealing an SSL vulnerability which also exposes other Apple devices to man-in-the-middle attacks, according to zdnet.com.
375 US-based health care organizations were compromised in 2013 and the numbers will keep growing, a according to a SANS cyber threat report.
Iranian hackers infiltrated the US Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) to install spyware, according to Ars Technica.
The University of Maryland lost personal information of 309,079 students, staff and faculty members in a massive cyber-attack, according to Diamondback.
FC Barcelona’s Twitter accounts have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, which posted some of the team’s info from the accounts, according to Tech Worm. The compromised accounts are @FCBarcelona, @FCBarcelona_es and @FCBarcelona_cat.
Forbes’ publishing platform has been hacked and an undisclosed number of members’ email accounts have been compromised.
The hackers who breached the systems of Las Vegas Sands Corp published a video to prove they stole 828 Gb of data, according to Softpedia News. Several casino web sites owned by Las Vegas Sands were also defaced.
Kickstarter started sending notification letters on Saturday to all customers after a security breach, according to a press release. User credentials, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses, even encrypted passwords have been accessed by hackers.