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Samsung Critical Vulnerability Found by Ben-Gurion University Researchers

Researchers of the Israel Ben-Gurion University’s (BGU) Cyber Security Labs found a critical vulnerability in Samsung Knox mobile devices, according to a BGU press release.

Mariposa Botnet Creator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

The creator of the Mariposa botnet and Rimecud malware, Matjaž Škorjanc, was sentenced by a Slovenian court to almost five years in prison. His former girlfriend, Nuša Čoh was sentenced to eight months’ probation for money laundering, according to the BBC.

Syrian Electronic Army Denies Second Attack on NY Times

The Syrian Electronic Army denied responsibility for a second attack on the New York Times after hacking the newspaper once.

Google Fined €900, 000 for Data Privacy Violations

Google has violated article 18 of the Spanish Constitution and received a penalty of 300,000 euros for three law infringements, according to the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD).

Hackers Try to Extort Israeli Banks for Bitcoins

Hackers stole financial data of 3.7 million customers and told three Israeli banks they would release it on the underground market if they didn’t receive a payment in bitcoins, according to Israel Hayom.

ZeroAccess Botnet Abandoned, Microsoft Says

The ZeroAccess botnet was abandoned by its creators after Microsoft took legal action against them, according to Microsoft’s Blog.

DDoS Attack Hits China’s Central Bank After Bitcoin Ban

Hackers allegedly unleashed a DDoS attack on China’s Central Bank after the institution banned Bitcoin deposits, according to the Diplomat.

Washington Post Servers Hacked

Unknown hackers broke into Washington Post servers and accessed employees’ usernames and passwords, according to the newspaper’s statement.

Lil’ Wayne Found Dead Scam; Facebook and Twitter

The “Lil’ Wayne Found Dead” celebrity death scam is running today on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, according to Softpedia News.

US Federal Election Commission Breached by Chinese Hackers

Chinese hackers reportedly breached the US Federal Election Commission during the US government shut-down, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The breach occurred after a independent auditor warned FEC of the high vulnerability of their systems.

Russian Hackers Steal Data of 54 Million Turks on Eve of Elections

Russian hacking group RedHack has seized personal data from some 54 million Turkish citizens on the eve of Turkish local elections, according to Hurryiet Daily News.

NSA Denies Collecting Content of US Phone Conversations

NSA representatives denied in an interview with CBS News that they are collecting the content of Americans’ phone calls, without an authorization.

Hackers Leak Israel Army Data to Avenge Hezbollah Death

The Islamic Cyber Resistance Group leaked a number of files allegedly related to Al-Qaeda and the Israel Army to avenge the death of Hezbollah Commander Hassan Lakkis, according to Softpedia News.

NVIDIA mental ray Allows Bitcoin Miners and Brute-Force Attacks, Report Says

A vulnerability in NVIDIA mental ray software may provide the perfect environment for brute-force password attack, bitcoin mining and privilege escalation, according to the Revuln report.

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