Facebook Accused of Snooping on Private Messages

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.

Open SSL Vulnerability Patched to Safeguard Encrypted Data Transfer

A weakness in the popular Open SSL cryptographic library allowed third parties to zoom in on encrypted communications, according to heartbleed.com.

US Banks Told to Counter Risk of DDoS Attacks

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).

Hacker Claims to Have Developed a Method to Get Free Flights

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 to Extend Encryption to All Services

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.

Home Routers Increasingly Vulnerable to DDOS Attacks

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.

Russian Hacktivists Breach Chinese Embassy in Moscow; Leak Documents Related to Russia’s Spying on Ukraine

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.

US Department of Justice Wins First-Ever Convictions of Mobile App Pirates

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 Warns of Word 2010 Vulnerability

Microsoft is warning users of an unpatched remote code vulnerability that leaves Microsoft Word 2010 vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

EA Games Hacked to Steal Apple Credentials

An EA Games server was breached to host a phishing website targeting Apple ID account owners, according to The Verge.

Tor Used in Online Child-Abuse Case

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.

Withdrawals Still Halted as Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox Reopens

The bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has reopened its web site, although it can only be used for balance checks as withdrawals are still halted, according to The Guardian.

Credit Card Data of 25,000 Shoppers Stolen

Beauty retailer Sally Beauty Holdings suffered a security breach during an update of its point-of-sale machines in its US stores, according to Tech World.

NATO Allegedly Defaced by Ukrainian Cyber Attackers

Three NATO websites were blocked after a denial-of-service attack claimed by Ukrainian hacking group CyberBerkut, according to Reuters.

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