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University of Maryland Suffers Data Breach; All Students, Staff Since 1998 Affected

The University of Maryland lost personal information of 309,079 students, staff and faculty members in a massive cyber-attack, according to Diamondback.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Official FC Barcelona Twitter Accounts over Qatar Sponsor

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. Hacked; Email Addresses Exposed

Forbes’ publishing platform has been hacked and an undisclosed number of members’ email accounts have been compromised.

828 Gb of Data Allegedly Stolen From Las Vegas Sands

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 Notifies Customers over Security Breach; User Data Stolen

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.

Dutch Police Shut Down Clandestine Marketplace Utopia

The Dutch National Police seized Utopia, a hidden online marketplace used to promote the sale of illegal drugs, weapons and hacking tools, according to

Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchange Market with DDoS Attack

The Bitstamp exchange market for Bitcoin suspended all transfers today after it was hit by a DDoS attack. The DDoS attack exploits a wallet “misunderstanding” and is disrupting balance checking due to the malleability of transactions, the market said.

Microsoft Patches 24 Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued critical-rated updates for 24 security flaws in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser, the company announced in its latest security bulletin.

Enterprise and Commerce Businesses Most Targeted by DDoS Attacks

Enterprise and Commerce sector businesses were the most affected by DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2013, according to Akamai’s report.

Anonymous Hacks Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn Accounts

The official Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts have been hacked by an Anonymous affiliated hacker, according to Hackread.

Man Sentenced in DDoS Attack on Koch Industries Subsidiary

A 22—year-old Missouri man was sentenced to 36 months’ probation for his part in the DDoS attack by hacktivist group Anonymous against Angel Soft, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, according to Softpedia News.

FBI Agents Uncovered by Anonymous Slovenia

The Slovenian branch of hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have hacked the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and leaked sensitive information of some 68 FBI agents, according to

Stock Prices Influenced by DDoS Attacks

Cyber criminals are using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to tamper with market values and exchange platforms, according to Prolexic, a computer security company specialized in fending of such attacks.

RedHack Claims Attacks on Vodafone, ISP TTNET and Turkcell

Turkish hacktivist group RedHack announced it breached the systems of three major IT&telecom companies, including Vodafone, Turkish ISP TTNet, and Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, according to