Browsing Category: Hacks

Researchers Uncover Interesting Browser-Based Botnet

Security researchers discovered an odd DDoS attack against several sites recently that relied on a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability in a major video Web site and hijacked users’ browsers in order to flood the site with traffic. The attack on the unnamed site involved the use of injected Javascript on the site which would execute in[...]

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Data Breaches Show Difficulty of Defenders’ Task

Categories: Data Breaches, Hacks, Malware

When attackers broke into the network of the University of Maryland last month, the university’s wasn’t sure how to react. The organization had never had a major security incident before, and this one qualified as major: 310,000 Social Security numbers and other information was gone. And then three weeks later, it happened again. Wallace Loh,[...]

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