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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...

China Denies Hacking US Media Outlets
2013-02-05 05:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online China´s Communist Party newspaper, The People´s Daily, published a front-page article on Monday strongly rejecting accusations China was behind a series of hacking attacks against prominent US media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The article echoes vehement denials last week by China´s government after The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to the attacks, and...

Twitter Accounts Compromised By Hackers
2013-02-02 06:20:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cyberattacks targeting popular microblogging website Twitter have compromised the accounts of approximately 250,000 users, officials from the San Francisco-based company announced on Friday. According to the Wall Street Journal, Twitter revealed that the “sophisticated” attempts to gain unauthorized access to the accounts could have allowed hackers to gain access to a limited amount of data, including user names, email...

New York Times Claims It Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers
2013-01-31 07:08:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Late last October, the New York Times ran a story on the business dealings of the relatives of China´s Prime Minister. This investigation found that Wen Jaibo´s brother, daughter, son and even mother-in-law have acquired a total of at $2.7 billion between them, thanks to some “aggressive deal making.” Today, the Times is reporting that immediately after they published this story, Chinese hackers began...

Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...

$5000 Buys New Java Zero-Day Exploit
2013-01-16 19:08:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Not even 24 hours after Oracle released a fix for the latest in a string of Java exploits, cyber criminals are already reportedly selling a completely different zero-day Java exploit. The most recent fix for Java 7 was meant to patch a security hole that had become so well known, exploits were being packaged and sold in cybercrime “toolkits.” According to Krebs on Security, one cyber criminal in the...

2013-01-12 05:02:57

Just like advancements in medicine and technology, the world of cyber threats never stops evolving. Global Digital Forensics has spent the last two decades evolving with it and offers penetration testing and cyber threat assessments newly updated for 2013 to help hospitals, banks, or any other type of businesses relying on digital information, to not only thwart as many threats as possible, but also help reduce the costly aftermath should a cyber-attack still manage to find its mark. New...

Iran Fights Off New Attack From Enemy Hackers
2012-12-26 13:07:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran, which has been targeted in several hacks over the past few years, has been busy battling yet another Stuxnet cyber attack over the past few months, according to the NY Times. This time, an Iranian official is saying foreign enemy hackers have been targeting the southern coast of Iran, home to many important industries, as well as the Culture Ministry Information Center. Though various accounts of these attacks have not...

Hackers Can Get Into Your Smart TV
2012-12-13 06:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Samsung Smart TVs connected to the Internet are vulnerable to exploits by remote hackers, security researchers said on Wednesday. Luigi Auriemma, a researcher with Malta-based security firm ReVuln, uncovered the vulnerability, which exists in most Samsung models but particularly the Samsung TV LED 3D. The flaw makes it easy for hackers to locate the television´s IP address on the Internet, which can then be used to...

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information. Team GhostShell, a band of hackers with loose ties to Anonymous, announced yesterday that they have stolen accounts from several government agencies and organizations. As proof, these hackers have also posted information from 1.6 million accounts online, making...