Hackers Accused of Extorting Apple Users Arrested in Russia

Two Russian men have been accused of using Apple devices to extort money, the Russian Ministry announced in a press release.

TweetDeck App XSS Vulnerability Exploited in Attack

An XSS vulnerability in TweetDeck, a Twitter application, has been exploited in an attack, according to The BBC.

New Trojan Malware for Sale at $1,500

A new banking Trojan nicknamed Pandemiya is being promoted in hacker forums and underground online markets as an alternative to the infamous Zeus, according to an RSA blog post. The source code, which includes 25,000 lines of original code written in C language, is retailed at around $1,500, the RSA Security’s Fraud Action team says.

CIA Goes Social on Facebook and Twitter

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has officially joined Twitter and Facebook, according to Hackread.

US, UK, Russian, Australian and German Embassies Hacked

The official websites in Uganada of the Unites States Embassy (http://washington.mofa.go.ug), the Russian Embassy (http://moscow.mofa.go.ug), the Australian Embassy (http://canberra.mofa.go.ug), the German Embassy (http://berlin.mofa.go.ug) and the Embassy of the United Kingdom (http://london.mofa.go.ug) have been defaced by notorious Syrian hacker Dr.SHA6H, according to a PasteBin post.

Access Points and Android Devices Vulnerable to Heartbleed; Researcher Shows

Access points and Android devices using libraries linked to vulnerable versions of OpenSSL are affected by the Heartbleed bug, according to The Register.

Taj Mahal Site Hacked by Pakistani Cybercriminals

Pakistan Haxors Crew, one of the most active hacktivist groups targeting Indian sites, defaced the main page of the Taj Mahal website (www.tajmahal.gov.in) to emphasize security vulnerabilities of the Indian government, according to ehackingnews.com.

New Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Found on eBay; Weaker Passwords Allowed

A cross-site scripting XSS vulnerability has been found on eBay's labs page as users are allowed to set weaker passwords after last week’s breach, according to The Register.

LulzSec Hacker Points to his Colleagues for Lighter Sentence

Leader of hacktivist group LulzSec, Hecto Xavier "Sabu" Monsegur, will receive a reduced penalty of 7 months in prison for helping US authorities sabotage some 300 hacking attacks, according to itnews.com.

Encryption Now Mandatory for XMPP-Based Services

Over 70 XMPP-based service operators and software developers have permanently upgraded to encrypted connections to secure users’ communications and prevent traffic sniffing, according to Prosody, an XMPP communications server.

Cybercriminals Devise New Tricks to Dodge Security, Microsoft Says

As security solutions grow more efficient, cyber criminals are shifting to more sophisticated “deceptive” tactics, including malicious downloads and ransomware, according to a cybersecurity report from Microsoft.

Former US Navy System Administrator Accused of Hacking Navy, Police, Homeland Security

A 27-year-old former navy nuclear system administrator has been arrested for allegedly hacking the systems of the US Navy, Homeland Security, various police departments and other private and public organizations, according to The US Department of Justice.

Ex-eBay Affiliate Marketer Gets 5 Months in Prison for ‘Cookie Stuffing’

Ex eBay affiliate marketer Shawn Hogan has been sentenced to serve five months in prison for defrauding eBay of $28 million in affiliate fees, according to Small Business Trends.

Mozilla Seeks to Prevent Discrimination Between ISPs

Mozilla is petitioning the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt clear and democratic rules to prevent ISPs from blocking or discriminating against edge providers, such as wireless networks.

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