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2013-02-22 23:03:00

Most of the time organizations like to stay as hush-hush as possible when it comes to being the victim of a cyber attack, but sometimes, the victim has the weaponry to send a salvo of their own in retaliation, as is the case with The New York Times and their global megaphone. To Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, “This type of high profile exposé should be a lesson that every US organization with a digital presence should not only take to heart, but take action on as...

Google Boasts Its GMail Network Is Safe From Cyber Crime
2013-02-20 12:05:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Monday, security firm Mandiant released a report which claims the Chinese military has a secret branch used to commit cyberattacks against the US, Canada, the UK and other English-speaking countries. The Friday before, Facebook, the world´s largest social network, announced they had been targeted by a “sophisticated attack” a month before, though no data was stolen. Just yesterday, Apple also announced a...

Report Links Chinese Hackers To Government, Beijing Denies Claims
2013-02-19 09:53:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, the New York Times reported a string of cyber attacks launched against them which spanned nearly 3 months. The Times hired out Alexandria-based Mandiant to investigate these attacks. This team of security experts tracked these attacks back to China and observed the hacking techniques used resembled those often employed by China´s military. Now, Mandiant has released another report which claims a secret arm of...

Anonymous Reportedly Hacked Burger King Twitter Feed
2013-02-18 15:20:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The official Twitter account of fast-food restaurant Burger King was apparently hacked Monday afternoon and altered to make it appear like it belonged to rival McDonald's, whom the person or persons behind the attack claimed had acquired the Florida-based chain best known for the Whopper sandwich. According to Charles Arthur of The Guardian, the hackers were “apparently“¦ affiliated with the Anonymous...

2013-02-12 23:03:13

Digital assets take many forms; and while corporate secrets, intellectual property and electronic currency are tantalizing targets for hackers, it´s often information about people they are after, as the slew of recent high-profile hacks demonstrate. The founder of Global Digital Forensics sheds a little light on why this information is so valuable to hackers and some of the fundamentals crucial to every business or organization in today´s digital age to protect it. New York, NY...

2013-02-12 08:26:43

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In January 2013, IPCopper researchers took an in-depth look into the behavior and vulnerabilities of computers infected by trojans and malware (collectively botnets). They identified that many botnet masters use their stables of enslaved computers for the simple purpose of generating fraudulent "clicks" on online advertisements. The crux of the research was to find out whether by running an online ad campaign one could easily target and...

Cyber-Espionage Against The US Is On The Rise
2013-02-12 05:44:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online China is conducting a sustained cyber-espionage campaign against US businesses and institutions in an effort to find information that would give Chinese firms an economic advantage, according to a new US intelligence assessment. The classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which represents the consensus view of the US intelligence community, is one of the most secretive national security documents in the federal...

2013-02-07 08:33:23

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatMetrix(TM), the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced several ways for consumers to stay protected from online dating fraud and malware as Valentine's Day approaches. According to Fast Company, online dating grew to a staggering $4 billion industry in 2012, making the industry a prime target for cybercriminals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/CG56036-INFO)...

2013-02-07 08:30:29

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dobbs Ferry School District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts(TM) to its existing K12 Alerts service allowing individuals to quickly, easily and anonymously report urgent information that they may otherwise be uncomfortable conveying. Students, staff and parents can now submit private internet-enabled messages on bullying, family difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse, depression and other sensitive student matters...

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system," a Fed spokeswoman told...