Oracle has pushed an update to its popular Java SE platform by patching 17 vulnerabilities, all which could allow an attacker to remotely exploit a machine without authentication.
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A new attack on Facebook has been making the rounds this week, thanks in part to the social networking service’s ‘Like’ feature – and both Mac and Windows users are vulnerable.
Honda Canada Inc. has announced it was the victim of an attack in March that exposed the records of over 283,000 car owners, potentially putting them at risk of targeted scams.
“Follow the money” – it was good advice for Woodward and Bernstein in their investigation of the Watergate scandal. It turns out to be good advice for those wishing to stamp out spam e-mail, also.
The Norwegian military has admitted it was hit by a “massive” phishing cyber attack in March, according to a report from Techworld.com.
A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to twenty seven
months in prison after installing software on the bank’s computers that
allowed him to steal thousands of dollars from ATMs, according to an
Associated Press report.Rodney Reed Caverly of Mint Hill, N.C.
was ordered to pay $419,310.90 in restitution, according to the U.S.
Attorney’s office in Charlotte. Caverly, who worked for BOA’s IT
department, plead guilty last year after it was discovered he’d
programmed certain BOA ATMs “to make fraudulent and unauthorized
disbursements of cash.”
In the aftermath following April’s mammoth Sony PlayStation Network breach, the company’s Chief Executive warns of a “bad new world” of cyber crime in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
The security geeks at Geek.com were busy this weekend, after Web security firm zScaler found evidence that an exploit kit was using malicious iframe attacks to try to attack visitors to the company’s Web site, according to a Zscaler report Sunday.
The White House on Thursday proposed a new federal data breach notification law in an attempt to clarify a mish-mash of laws already on record. The notification comes as part of a much-delayed cybersecurity legislative proposal unveiled on Capitol Hill this week.
A student at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology
(RIT) has been arrested for producing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of
fake coupons and posting them to 4chan and other websites.
Lucas Henderson, a 22-year old computer security student
from Lubbock, Texas was charged with wire fraud and trafficking counterfeit
goods when he turned himself into a Rochester, New York federal court on