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Microsoft Patches 24 Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued critical-rated updates for 24 security flaws in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser, the company announced in its latest security bulletin.

Enterprise and Commerce Businesses Most Targeted by DDoS Attacks

Enterprise and Commerce sector businesses were the most affected by DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2013, according to Akamai’s report.

Anonymous Hacks Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn Accounts

The official Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts have been hacked by an Anonymous affiliated hacker, according to Hackread.

Man Sentenced in DDoS Attack on Koch Industries Subsidiary

A 22—year-old Missouri man was sentenced to 36 months’ probation for his part in the DDoS attack by hacktivist group Anonymous against Angel Soft, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, according to Softpedia News.

FBI Agents Uncovered by Anonymous Slovenia

The Slovenian branch of hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have hacked the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and leaked sensitive information of some 68 FBI agents, according to ibtimes.co.uk.

Stock Prices Influenced by DDoS Attacks

Cyber criminals are using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to tamper with market values and exchange platforms, according to Prolexic, a computer security company specialized in fending of such attacks.

RedHack Claims Attacks on Vodafone, ISP TTNET and Turkcell

Turkish hacktivist group RedHack announced it breached the systems of three major IT&telecom companies, including Vodafone, Turkish ISP TTNet, and Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, according to ehackingnews.com.

800,000 Stolen Credentials in ‘Orange’ Data Breach

The French telecom company announced it has suffered a security breach that exposed 800,000 clients of the orange.fr website, according to The Hacker News.

Hackers Leak Bell Canada’s Small-Business Customer Credentials

Usernames and passwords of 22,421 small-business customers from phone company Bell Canada were leaked after a hacker gained access to the systems of an Ottawa-based third party, according to Bell’s press release. The company said details of five credit cards were also leaked.

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.