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.

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.

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