DDOS Attacks on Financial Services Tripled in First Quarter

Distributed denial-of-service attacks on financial services companies tripled in the first quarter of 2012 from the same period a year earlier, with most attacks coming from China, according to a recent security report.

Android Security Flaw Revealed by Proof-Of-Concept App

Paul Brodeur, a Leviathan Security Group researcher, has developed a “No Permissions” app for Google’s Android mobile OS demonstrating that sensitive personal information from your device can still be accessed.

Nokia Announces Lumia 900 Fix, Offers $100 AT&T Bill Credit

Days after the launch of Nokia’s newest Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 900, through AT&T, Nokia has announced that a data connectivity problem prompted the company to issue a software update.

Western Americans Can’t Be Sued for Playing at Work Anymore

A U.S. appeals court rejected the government's broad interpretation of a law that could have brought employees to court for playing Farmville at the office.

Chinese Military Contractor Denies Allegations It Was Hacked

China Electronics Import & Export Corporation wants to sue the hacktivist known as “Hardcore Charlie,” saying he lied when he claimed he successfully attacked the company’s Intranet.

More than 181,000 Medicaid and CHIP records stolen by Eastern European hackers

More than 181,604 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan records were stolen, including 25,096 social security numbers, after hackers broke into the Utah Department of Health files, according to a department press release.

Twitter Sues Spammers for the $700,000 it Spent on Anti-Spam Measures

Microblogging site Twitter has sued five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers, demanding compensation after it spent $700,000 on anti-spam efforts.

New Hacking Scandal in Murdoch’s Courtyard, Sky News

The British broadcaster Sky News, part-owned by Rupert Murdoch, admitted it hacked private e-mails as part of news gathering operations. With the executives’ approval, a journalist broke into e-mails on two occasions.

Anonymous Hacked Almost 500 Chinese Government Sites

Anonymous hacked more than 480 Chinese in its first high-profile campaign against China, the group said on Pastebin, a site popular with hackers. Some sites are still struggling to recover from this week’s hits.

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