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A Third Hack In Three Years For The Washington Post News Group
2013-12-19 09:53:48

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Washington Post announced that hackers had once again breached its network. This is at least the third intrusion into the newspaper’s network in the past three years, company officials said on Wednesday. In this latest cyber-attack the hackers were able to hack into the company’s servers and gain access to employee user names and passwords. “This is an ongoing investigation, but we believe it was a few days at most,” said...

2013-12-17 23:00:50

Passwords are the gateway to your identity - weak passwords and compromised security processes can impact individual's identity, and with so many personal devices being used for work, they can also harm and impact businesses. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 With hackers recently accessing almost two million usernames and passwords from social media accounts, (CBC News), Tigerspike is taking action. In a Juniper Report earlier this year, it stated that mobile malware has skyrocketed 614%...

2013-12-12 23:24:42

Free to anyone with an iOS or Android phone or tablet, the latest version of Hakitzu Elite, Robot Hackers is the evolution of the popular robot combat game where learn to code by battling giant robot warriors. London, UK (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Conceived by the London based Kuato Studios, Hakitzu Elite is the first of many planned titles from the studio that focuses on teaching kids STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills through gameplay. The...

Security Firm Claims Chinese Hackers Are Spying On EU Ministries
2013-12-10 13:39:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, Reuters reported that Chinese hackers likely had eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries in advance of last September’s G20 summit, which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is according to research that was conducted by California-based computer security firm FireEye Inc. The New York Times on Tuesday reported that the foreign ministries included those of the Czech Republic, Portugal,...

2013-12-07 23:02:38

Remote Access Trojans can give hackers external access to compromised systems and networks. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, discusses what this type of malware does, the importance of regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, and the new Data Breach Response Toolkit from Global Digital Forensics, which gives IT security personnel the power to finally find and eliminate this type of dangerous and stealthy threat like never before. New York, NY...

2013-12-03 23:22:23

Startup company MySecureZone’s confidence in their security system is well-founded as none of the 612 hackers across 41 countries who participated in their Hacker Challenge was able to successfully break into the company’s Web-based encryption framework and read the encrypted email. Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 MySecureZone’s global Hacker Challenge, in which hackers were invited to break into the company’s Web-based encrypted email sending solution framework, was...

2013-11-28 23:00:36

Globalized regional instability, economic uncertainty, and mainstream news coverage has brought the concept of cryptocurrency into public discussion. The global free market has responded with enthusiasm and optimism, as indicated by potentially temporary bullish upswings in market prices. MIAMI BEACH, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 As of the time of writing, the price for Bitcoin and Litecoin has followed the pattern predicted in the conclusion of the recent HackMiami whitepaper,...

2013-11-18 23:01:27

CWJobs is the leading specialist IT recruitment website serving contract and permanent IT jobseekers throughout the UK and Ireland. The site draws over 509,000 unique users each month. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 In an attempt to tackle cyber-security, two-thirds (70%) of IT professionals believe that hiring ex-hackers could be the solution, if they have the right skills needed to do the job, whether project management or coding. A survey, conducted by IT recruitment specialists for project...

2013-11-15 23:02:21

A security startup, inspired by hacker flicks like Swordfish, is paying for a hacker adventure. Find vulnerabilities in its secure file sync service, and you can drive a Maserati or take the ultimate $25,000 award. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Cloud storage solutions, like Dropbox and Google Drive are getting more popular. Recent revelations of government surveillance, like NSA's PRISM, and the rising threat of hacker attacks raise an important question. Must convenience be paid for with...

2013-11-09 23:02:03

Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, weighs in on a spreading variant of ransomware that has IT security circles buzzing. CryptoLocker “kidnaps” a victim’s data by encrypting it and demands a hefty ransom for its safe return (maybe). New York, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Encryption is a word that is supposed to bring peace of mind to computer users. It’s supposed to mean sensitive data will be protected from the prying eyes and/or control of unwelcome visitors....


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