Browsing Category: Hacks

LinkedIn Outage Tied to DNS Issue

Categories: Hacks, Web Security

A site outage and redirection on LinkedIn’s site Wednesday night blamed on a DNS problem has security experts and users worried that the networking site’s DNS records may have been compromised, along with those of several other sites. But it appears the issue may have been caused by a simple mistake.

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Google Warns of Spike in Iranian Phishing Attacks

Categories: Government, Hacks, Malware

With a key election in Iran looming on Friday, Google officials say they have seen a major uptick in the volume of phishing attacks against users in Iran, possibly coming from the same group that was using fake Google certificates to attack Iranian targets in 2011 after the compromise of DigiNotar.

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Report Says Active Recovery Efforts Could Deter IP Theft By Foreign Attackers

Categories: Government, Hacks, Web Security

An independent commission focused on the threat of intellectual property from U.S. companies says that between 50 percent and 80 percent of all IP theft originates in China and, in a new report, urges the government to take stronger action against government-sanctioned IP theft. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property said in[...]

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