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Categories: Hacks

Just when you thought phishers had exhausted all avenues of innovation, a new tactic has emerged in attacks against financial institutions bringing the level of targeting and geo-filtering to precise new levels. Dubbed bouncer list phishing by RSA Security, these attack kits are built off stolen email lists that are filtered for particular targets, such as a regional bank. 

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A rash of politically and socially motivated distributed denial-of-service attacks against major U.S. banks has been able to intermittently disrupt online and mobile banking services. The attackers have been able to fire unprecedented amounts of traffic at the likes of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, PNC and many others, temporarily denying customers access to their accounts online.

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Categories: Government, Hacks

A 24-year-old Algerian man remains in a Thai jail awaiting extradition to the United States, where he is suspected of masterminding more than $100 million in global bank heists using the ZeuS and SpyEye Trojans.Malaysian authorities believe they’ve apprehended the hacker Hamza Bendelladj, who they say has been jetsetting around the world using millions of dollars stolen online from various banks. He was arrested at a Bangkok airport enroute from Malaysia to Egypt.

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Categories: Hacks, Vulnerabilities

Nvidia has released a new driver for its graphics cards that includes a security update for a zero-day vulnerability in the Nvidia Display Driver Service that came to light on Christmas day. UK researcher Peter Winter-Smith posted vulnerability details and an exploit to Pastebin describing a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the service, as well as his exploit, which bypassed DEP and ASLR on Windows machines.

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