Payment Processing Systems of Affinity Gaming Casino Operator Breached Again

The Affinity Gaming casino operator has had its credit and debit card payment processing systems breached for a second time in six months, according to a press release.

DVR Used to Mine Bitcoins

A regular digital video recorder can be transformed into a Bitcoin-mining bot, according to a blog post by SANS Institute.

Hackers Breach Systems of University of North Carolina Wilmington; Staff and Student Details Exposed

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has suffered a data breach that may have exposed personal details of employees and staff, according to a notice by the institution.

Alleged Anonymous Hacker Faces 440 Years in Prison for Cyber-Stalking and 14,000 Hack Attempts

An alleged Anonymous member faces a maximum sentence of 440 years in prison after being indicted with 18 counts of cyber-stalking on top of earlier offenses, according to an FBI press release.

Microsoft Issues Internet Explorer Security Fix for XP after Product’s End of Life

Microsoft has issued a security fix for an Internet Explorer browser vulnerability that includes Windows XP users despite ceasing security updates for Windows XP last month, according to a company blog post.

Skype Saves Users’ Data in Plain Text, Security Researchers Say

Popular voice calling service Skype has come under scrutiny recently by researchers who discovered the company leaves its local database unencrypted, potentially exposing users’ private information to cyber-attack.

Spoofed E-Mail Campaign Impacts 2 Per Cent of AOL E-mail Users

AOL systems have suffered a security breach that impacted 2 per cent of all AOL email users after a campaign of spoofed e-mails, AOL’s says. AOL started notifying users about unauthorized access to its network and systems.

Media and Entertainment are Favored DDoS Targets

Cyber attackers are increasingly targeting the entertainment industry to gain more visibility and acquire new supporters to their causes, according to a Prolexic report.

Japan Airport Employee Loses Security Pass Codes Memo before US President’s Official Visit

Japanese airport authorities have called a high security alert after a Skymark Airlines employee lost a memo containing security pass codes, according to The Japan Times.

30,000 US Students Affected by Iowa State Breach

A security breach at the Iowa State University exposed the social security numbers of 30,000 current and former students, according to an official news release.

AOL User Accounts Breached to Send Spam Emails

Several AOL users claim their AOL accounts have been compromised and are being used to send spam email to their contact lists, according to the LA Times.

First Arrests in HeartBleed Attack on Canadian Site

A 19-year old man has been charged for allegedly exploiting the HeartBleed vulnerability to steal information about Canadian taxpayers, according to a press release of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Google Scans Your Emails, New Terms of Service Say

Amid accusations of spying on users’ private content, Google has amended its Terms of Service to explain the issue of accessing users’ private information to display tailored advertising and other custom features.

German Aerospace Center Systems Found Infected with Spying Malware

The computers used by scientists and administrators from the German Aerospace Center were found infected with spying malware in an apparent cyber attack, according to German Magazine, Der Spiegel.

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