Browsing Category: Social Engineering

[img_assist|nid=2419|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]If you’ve been doing some last minute Amazon holiday shopping on Wednesday evening, you’ve probably noticed that Amazon’s web site was sluggish and, at times, completely down; The same fate greeted Wal-Mart, Expedia, and a number of smaller sites. Read the full article. [Mashable]

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[img_assist|nid=2203|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=58]Stephen Watt, a 25-year-old former Morgan Stanley software engineer,
pleaded guilty last December to creating a custom sniffing program
dubbed “blabla” that Albert Gonzalez and other hackers used to siphon millions
of credit and debit card numbers from TJX’s network; Watt received a 2 year Federal prison sentence. Read the full article. [Wired]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security
breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of
millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian
cyber gang, according to government officials. Read the full article. [Wall Street Journal]

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