The US Department of Justice charged nine people on allegations of intentionally spreading malicious software to steal millions of dollars from several high-profile US Banks, according to recently disclosed official documents.
The OpenSSL developer who created the Heartbeat function – and, inadvertently, the Heartbleed vulnerability - has expressed his regrets for omitting it, according to The Guardian.
The Deltek Company is currently notifying customers that their accounts may have been compromised after GovWin IQ web site has been breached by hackers, according to Federal News Radio. Close to 80,000 have their personal information at risk, as well as 25,000 their financial data.
Facebook is being sued in a class action by some 18 million Canadian users for violating their privacy rights after allegedly intercepting their private Facebook messages, according to PCWorld.
A weakness in the popular Open SSL cryptographic library allowed third parties to zoom in on encrypted communications, according to heartbleed.com.
US banks and financial institutions must now survey their networks for denial-of-service attacks to counter operational and reputation risks, announced the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
A Greek hacker claims to have developed a method to get free flights by creating a fake boarding pass for Apple’s Passbook, according to ITNews.
Yahoo plans to implement encryption across all their services by the end of Q1 of 2014, including a new privacy-friendly Yahoo messenger, according to a recent blog post.
Around 24 million home routers can expose ISP networks to DNS-based DDOS amplification attacks according to a new study by DNS providers Nominium, says threatpost.com.
The Russian Cyber Command (Rucyborg) hacker group breached the China’s Embassy in Moscow and leaked documents related to Chinese-made hardware with backdoors allegedly used in Russian spying on Ukraine, according to Softpedia News.
Two Florida website owners became the first-ever suspects in the US convicted of pirating mobile apps after authorities caught them selling more than a million copies of copyrighted Android applications worth $700,000.
Microsoft is warning users of an unpatched remote code vulnerability that leaves Microsoft Word 2010 vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
An EA Games server was breached to host a phishing website targeting Apple ID account owners, according to The Verge.
Some 251 children, mainly from North America and Europe, have fallen victim to a secret child-abuse web site, accessed anonymously through Tor, a network that hides the browser’s identity, according to The Guardian.