Medical Employee Hacks Ambulance System, Leaks Data to Identity Thieves

An employee of a medical billing company illegally accessed the ambulance system and leaked individual account information to cyber-criminals, according to SecurityManagement.com.

Skype Hands Over Personal Information of Alleged PayPal Hacker

Skype gave the personal information of a 16 year-old Anonymous hacker who allegedly broke PayPal servers, reports Dutch publication Nu.nl. The chat tool division of Microsoft handed over the data to Dutch security company iSIGHT Partners, which was hired by PayPal to investigate the breach.

Your Homemade Porn Will Probably End Up on Internet, Study Shows

Don’t keep hot memories on tape or disk. That’s the conclusion of a study revealing that 88 percent of homemade pornography ends up on the Internet without the owner’s knowledge or consent.

New Phishing Scam Steals Apple IDs

New phishing campaign informs Apple users that their Apple ID has been cancelled after an attempt to access their account from an unauthorized IP address.

EU on Google privacy policies

The European Union is concerned about how Google will protect customer data now that the company announced plans to follow activities of users across services such as YouTube, Google Docs or Gmail.

TeamGhostShell Behind Massive Academic Hack; Top World Universities See Student Records Leaked

TeamGhostShell, a hacktivist group affiliated to Anonymous, attacked the servers of the top 100 universities of the world and exposed massive amounts of student data, reports The Register.

$10 Packet Monitoring Application Gives Hackers Passwords

Firesheep, the little addon for Firefox that allowed an attacker to steal cookies from people browsing the web from public hotspots, now has a scarier, meaner successor called Cookie Cadger. Development on the Firesheep project has stopped after the vast majority of social network services defaulted user traffic to SSL/TLS, but users who need a real-live demonstration on the dangers of unencrypted Wi-Fi can now tinker with a new open-source pen-testing tool: Cookie Cadger.

JPMorgan Servers Breached, Jewelry Store Employees Become Collateral Damage

A number of servers belonging to the JPMorgan Chase Bank were compromised this month, exposing a vast amount of customer information. Among them are employees of high-end jewelry maker Tiffany & Co, but the bank believes these details have not been exploited yet.

Pre-teen, Teen Girls under Arrest for Online Impersonation

Two girls, aged 12 and 13, were arrested and face charges of third-degree felony after creating a fake Facebook account impersonating a classmate with clear intent of harming her.

Twitter Spoofer Hits Back with Legal Action

The man accused of spoofing Northcliffe Chief Executive Steve Auckland on Twitter hit back with legal action against the micro-blogging platform that plans to reveal his identity, according to Guido Fawkes blog. A pro bono attorney has already agreed to represent the spoofer, who is also accused of fraud, defamation, libel and hacking computers of the media company owned by the Daily Mail.

Biometric Security Scanners Defeated at BlackHat

For many years, biometric authentication has been regarded as the most effective means of securing assets. The king of biometrics, the iris scanner, has just been defeated by a group of scientists at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, who presented a replica of the human eye that can bypass iris-scanning security systems.

Phishing Websites Skyrocket despite Major Botnet Takedowns

The first quarter of 2012 saw a significant increase of phishing websites, even though some major players in the spam-sending industry, such as Kelihos, have been taken down.

One Million Users Exposed after Android Forum Hack

More than one million records of forum users have been stolen after the successful breach of Phandroid's Android Forums web site. According to the note posted online, the breach revealed user data including e-mail addresses, hashed passwords, as well as registration IP addresses and last log-in date.

Loan-Fraud Scheme Claims $2.7 million; More Than 2,000 Loan Applicants Lured with Fake Ads

Some $2.7 million filled the pockets of a cybercrime ring in a massive online loan-fraud operation that started in 2005, according to a networkworld.com report.

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