The emails and passwords of millions of Germans have been compromised in the latest of a wave of major breaches in cyberspace, according to a statement by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
A group of hackers has defaced 720 random websites from around the world, including coffee shops (lafiestacafe.com), private metal industry companies (playsted.com), body repair vehicles (boss-d-bosses.fr) and German Evangelist schools (evangelische-schulen-in-deutschland.de), according to Hackread.com.
A new spam bot that evades scrutiny by hiding key information in a sea of traffic is spreading rapidly with the support of compromised WordPress web sites, according to Softpedia News.
The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced today the seizure of some 30000 Bitcoins from the Silk Road server, according to a press release.
Starbucks’ iOS mobile app saves customers’ usernames, email addresses and passwords in clear text, according to Computerworld.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) uses a radio frequency technology to penetrate thousands of computers and collect intelligence data, according to the New York Times.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to launch a national campaign to help health care organizations fend off cyber-attacks, according to SC Magazine.
DDoS attacks will increasingly use mobile applications as they are vulnerable to malware and require minimal proficiency to use, according to Help Net Security. Nowadays, mobile devices and applications have grown in specifications and are widely available.
A new malicious “Profile Visitor” software and survey scam are targeting Facebook users in a new variant of the ubiquitous “See Your Stalkers” Facebook scam, according to Hoax-Slayer.
The official Xbox Support Twitter Account has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), according to Cyber War News.
A 28-year-old man admitted to hijacking YouTube accounts to make profit using the ad service, according to the Washington Post. He also admitted to hacking the email account of AOL’s chief executive officer.
Some 70 million people had their names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses stolen through card swiping devices placed in Target US stores, the US retailer has announced.
The computer systems of the Israel Airports Authority (iaa.gov.il) have been broken into by the Islamic Cyber Resistance Groups, according to Softpedia.
The openSUSE forums have been defaced, leaving account information of thousands of users vulnerable, according to The Hacker News.