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Russian Teen 17 Hacked Target Systems
2014-01-20 14:25:56

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online BlackPOS/Kaptoxa is the name of the malware that infected Target and collected information on 110 million of the retailer's customer' credit cards over the 2013 holiday shopping season. New research reveals that a teen in Russia, who was not yet 17 years old at the time, authored the malware that was able to hack into Target's systems, as well as those of Neiman Marcus and other retailers. On Friday internet security firm IntelCrawler...

Target store
2014-01-17 04:30:29

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hackers who were able to gather credit card data on over 70 million Target shoppers during the 2013 holiday shopping season were able to do so using garden variety malware. It didn't take any special code to get the "off the shelf" malware to breach the big box retailer's systems, according to Forbes. It was no storybook holiday for Target. The retailer discovered in December that it was the victim of a large-scale security breach that...

Adobe Security Breach Worse Than Thought
2013-10-30 15:30:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month Adobe acknowledged a security breach which left millions of customers’ names, passwords and encrypted credit and debit card information vulnerable. At the time, it was believed three million people were affected by this attack, but further digging by security researcher Brian Krebs has revealed this number is much higher. After finding a large file posted by hacking group Anonymous this weekend, Brian Krebs now...

Blackhole Malware Creator Arrested In Russia
2013-10-09 19:44:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online This week it was reported that Russian authorizes have arrested an alleged hacker, one who is believed to have been responsible for distributing the notorious “Blackhole” malware, which is widely used by cyber criminals to infect PCs. The European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, has confirmed the arrest of a “high-level suspected cyber criminal,” but did not provide further details. “I know it is true, we got...

Data Breach Leaves Numerous Adobe Customers In The Dark
2013-10-04 10:16:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adobe has admitted to a data breach that could leave 2.9 million users vulnerable to future attacks. Adobe customers had their names, passwords and encrypted credit and debit card information accessed in the attack on the company’s servers. The hackers were also able to access the source code for many of Adobe’s products. In a blog post, Adobe’s chief security officer Brad Arkin called the attacks sophisticated and said the...

Massive Data Leak Discovered In Three Large US Data Providers
2013-09-26 08:33:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After several months of investigations, security researcher Brian Krebs has pinpointed a massive data leak to weak points in three large US data providers. Though the FBI began its own investigations in March, Krebs now says a site that releases the birthdays and social security numbers of several public figures gets its information from a “small but very potent” botnet. Following the report, data brokers D&B, LexisNexis...

2013-08-21 23:18:54

Third Annual Summit Highlights the Importance of a Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime solutions, today announces the speaker lineup for its forthcoming ThreatMetrix 2013 Cybercrime Prevention Summit, themed “Strength in Numbers.” The third annual conference will take place September 11-13, 2013, at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The ThreatMetrix 2013...

Cyber Pranksters Mail Heroin Security Expert
2013-07-31 09:57:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security researcher Brian Krebs from the popular blog Krebs On Security received a surprising package at his home this week: 13 small bags of heroin. The administrator of an online forum for cybercriminals meant to frame Krebs and have him arrested on possession charges. The administrator, known online as "Fly" or "Flycracker," runs a Russian forum called "thecc(dot)bz" and worked with forum members to raise money, buy the drugs and...

Law Enforcement Accused Of Using iTunes Security Flaw To Spy
2011-11-25 06:17:16

Hacking software marketed to governments by a British company reportedly took advantage of a security flaw in Apple's iTunes software, allowing intelligence agencies and law enforcement officials to spy on users for more than three years. The accusations, detailed in a Thursday article by Telegraph Technology Correspondent Christopher Williams, charge Winchester-based Gamma International with exploiting vulnerabilities in the company's media player by offering a fake iTunes update. The...

2010-03-15 13:29:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Ten distinguished cyber security reporters received the 2010 Top Journalist Award at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The winners, in order of most votes received, included Brian Krebs, formerly of washingtonpost.com, Robert McMillan of International Data Group, Kevin Poulsen of Wired, Tim Wilson of Dark Reading, Kim Zetter of Wired, Byron Acohido of USA Today, Keith Epstein of the Huffington Post, Dan Goodin of The Register, Siobhan...


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