Even though hacks and cyber criminality cost companies plenty of cash and sensitive data, the employee remains the weakest link in the business ecosystem, new Boardroom Cyber Watch Survey 2013 finds.
Almost 24,000 Nintendo accounts were hacked after cyber-criminals breached the company’s main fan site in Japan. The web site was hit by several illicit login attempts over the last month and hackers gained access to personal details such as real names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails, according to a press release.
In a joint statement, US and Russian Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin made public their cooperation plans to secure the cyber environment, recognizing “the unprecedented progress in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).”
The domain name used by the unofficial Debian Multimedia repository has changed hands and now poses a security threat to Linux users who enabled it in the past.
Apple pushed on Tuesday an update that fixes more than 30 vulnerabilities in the operating system software, including a critical bug in Safari.
In a coordinated action, Microsoft and the FBI disrupted Citadel, a multi-million dollar operation responsible for stealing approximately half a billion dollars from bank accounts worldwide.
Oracle-sponsored Java has had a rough patch this year as zero-day exploits kept pouring in and cyber-crooks rushed to monetize their bugs. But things are apparently looking less gloomy for the upcoming releases of Java, which will bring major changes in the way applets are treated within the browser, among others.
Peer-to-peer botnets have witnessed a dramatic surge over the past three years, but it appears the number of infected computers in these zombie networks is exceeding all expectations.
A known critical flaw in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2013-0156) is currently exploited in the wild, although it was patched months ago. The flaw, originally reported in January, is currently abused by cyber-criminals to take control of still-vulnerable servers.
Several Android apps of British company Sky and its Twitter account were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hackers posted a tweet, allegedly from the broadcaster, advising people to uninstall the official apps.
Twitter has introduced two-factor authentication by including mobile phones in users’ verification processes after a series of high-profile account hacks.
A flaw in the Linux kernel that can escalate users’ privileges to root has been discovered in the wild. The bug - a zero-day since January 2011 - affects Linux kernel versions 2.6.37 through 3.8.8 compiled with the CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS kernel configuration option.
An average flame on the ZPanel’s support forums has degenerated into a security incident that has rendered the company’s website inaccessible to customers as a precaution.
US police dismantled a gang of hackers that stole $45 million in fraudulent ATM withdrawals across the globe after eight suspects got arrested by New York authorities a few days back.