German Government and Federal Intelligence Service Sued over NSA spying

The German Government and the German Federal Intelligence Service are facing legal action from several organizations in relation to the NSA’s data collection program in Europe, according to CIO.

US Tech Companies Allowed More Transparency

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Linkedin can reveal information on government surveillance requests to their audience, attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced in a joint statement.

Bitcoin Exchangers Accused of Money Laundering

US authorities charged two people as part of a money laundering investigation involving more than $1 million in Bitcoins, the Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced in a press release.

US Retailer Michael Stores Probes Possible Credit Card Breach

Texas-based retailer Michael Stores announced a possible credit card leak of US payment cards used across its 1,250 stores, according to security blogger Brian Krebs.

Yahoo Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found via Privilege Escalation

Independent security researcher Ebrahim Hegazy managed to inject code into one of the Yahoo services by manipulating a GET request, according to Softpedia News. Shortly after, he used this vulnerability to escalate its privileges and execute code remotely.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks CNN Blogs, Twitter Accounts over Syria Reporting

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked US television news network CNN once again, this time breaching Twitter accounts, blogs and the CNN Politics Facebook page, according to E Hacking News.

Bidders on US Dept of Homeland Security Contract Warned of Compromised Data

Companies who bid on a contract for the US Department of Homeland may have had their data compromised, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. The DHS is now notifying more than 100 companies in relation to the breach that took place over the past four months.

16 Million Credentials Compromised; German Authorities Advise Safety Test

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).

AnonSec Hacking Group Breaches 720 Random Sites Worldwide; Mocks Lax Security

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.

Compromised WordPress Sites Serve Aggressive Spam Bot That Hides in Plain Sight

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.

$28 Million in Bitcoins Seized from Cyber Black Market

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.

NSA Spies ‘Offline’ Computers using Radio Waves

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.

CyberRX Program Tests US Health Industry

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 Increasingly Use Mobile Applications

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.

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