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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 is warning users of an unpatched remote code vulnerability that leaves Microsoft Word 2010 vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
An EA Games server was breached to host a phishing website targeting Apple ID account owners, according to The Verge.
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.
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.
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.
Three NATO websites were blocked after a denial-of-service attack claimed by Ukrainian hacking group CyberBerkut, according to Reuters.
The Syrian Electronic Army hackers group alleges it breached US Central Command’s systems to protest the US intention of using cyber warfare against Syria, according to Softpedia News.
Google has started encrypting keyword searches performed in China, as part of a global initiative to prevent mass surveillance by hackers and governmental agencies, according to The Washington Post.