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2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.

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FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

It’s the winter holidays again and the time of the year when most of us indulge our shopping urges. However, a warning from FBI now tells internet users to keep an eye out for online shopping scams which may swindle you.

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Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

The treasure-trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, continue to make startling revelations. One of these documents says that Dutch Secret Service, AIVD, hacks internet forums to gather data.

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Time’s Twitter Account And Person Of The Year Poll Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Time’s Twitter Account And Person Of The Year Poll Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked the websites and accounts of many international media outlets in the recent past. Time magazine is on the list now with SEA having hacked Time’s Twitter account as well as its Person of the Year poll.

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Hackers Reveals Vulnerability In Gmail Password Reset System

Hackers Reveals Vulnerability In Gmail Password Reset System

A hacker has discovered a critical vulnerability in Gmail password reset system, enabling him to nick away Gmail passwords through simple spear-phishing attacks.

By On November 27, 2013 Respond
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Blackshades Malware Is Still Being Actively Sold And Used, Reveals Symantec

Blackshades Malware Is Still Being Actively Sold And Used, Reveals Symantec

For the last few years, Blackshades has been known as a notorious malware program. The source code of the malware was leaked three years ago but it continues to be sold in underground hacking forums, a Symantec engineer has now revealed.

By On November 26, 2013 Respond
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Cryptolocker Ransomware Spam Campaign Targets 10 Million UK Users

Cryptolocker Ransomware Spam Campaign Targets 10 Million UK Users

Ransomware are a particularly nefarious form of malware. These software lock or encrypt the victim’s files and then demand ransom to resume access to it. UK’s National Crime Agency has now revealed that a mass ransomware spam campaign has been launched to target 10 million UK users with the Cryptolocker malware.

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Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

Security researcher Dan Melamed recently discovered a new vulnerability in Facebook. The open URL redirection vulnerability essentially allows a potential hacker to have facebook.com redirected to any other URL of his choice.

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Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Handed Down 10-Year Prison Sentence

Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Handed Down 10-Year Prison Sentence

Back in 2011, the hacktivist group Anonymous hacked Stratfor and leaked a treasure-trove of documents and emails showing the often-illicit and extensive work of Stratfor. Being a big fish, Stratfor has pulled all the strings it could and now, Anonymous hacktivist Jeremy Hammond has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a part of the hack.

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How Incapsula Dealt With DDoS Attacks From Headless-Browser Botnets

How Incapsula Dealt With DDoS Attacks From Headless-Browser Botnets

Incapsula is a notable online service which offers to ramp up the security, speed and overall protection of client websites. The service recently came under a heavy barrage of DDoS attacks. Unlike common DDoS attacks, this attack made use of headless-browsers. Narrated below is how Incapsula dealt with this seemingly disastrous problem.

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‘Pinkie Pie’ Hacks Into Chrome For Nexus 4 And Samsung Galaxy S4

‘Pinkie Pie’ Hacks Into Chrome For Nexus 4 And Samsung Galaxy S4

A number of companies keep holding hackathons so that they can find vulnerabilities in popularly used software and hardware. Recently, in such a hacking contest, a hacker by the nick of ‘Pinkie Pie’ was able to hack into Chrome browser for Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4.

By On November 15, 2013 Respond
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MacRumors Forum Hacked, 860,000 Accounts Compromised, Hacker Speaks Up

MacRumors Forum Hacked, 860,000 Accounts Compromised, Hacker Speaks Up

MacRumors is among some of the really popular Mac news sites which also has user forums for related discussions. This Monday, a group of hackers was able to breach the site’s security and gain access to the passwords of 860,000 forum accounts. Now, the hacker behind the attack has spoken up, assuring that he meant no harm.

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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Singapore Prime Minister’s & President’s Websites Hacked, Police Arrest 6

Singapore Prime Minister’s & President’s Websites Hacked, Police Arrest 6

Singapore police has arrested 6 men for hacking the country’s Prime Minister’s and President’s websites. If they are found guilty, they’d be sent to jail for up to 3 years and fined S$10,000 (US$2,000).

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TorGuard: The Site That Fought Off Spammers, Botnets And Fake Pizza Deliveries

TorGuard: The Site That Fought Off Spammers, Botnets And Fake Pizza Deliveries

If you want to compromise a website’s security, there are virtually countless ways to go about it. But if the person taking care of that site’s security is good enough, he’ll know how to tackle each of them. Something along these lines happened to the VPN service, TorGuard, which had to fight off large botnets, spammers and fake pizza deliveries.

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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Brazil Orders Google To Hand Over Street View Data

Brazil Orders Google To Hand Over Street View Data

In some country, Google’s Street View is much popular. But the very interesting thing is Brazil has ordered Google to hand over the Street View data that it has collected within the country till now by next Saturday.

By On November 11, 2013 Respond
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