Browsing Category: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4863|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Sergey Storchak was detained after he landed in
New Delhi on a domestic flight from the southwestern holiday state of
Goa, a police spokesman said. He is one of 11 people wanted by
the U.S. Justice Department in “the largest hacking and identity theft
case ever prosecuted,” which was filed in August 2008. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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[img_assist|nid=4860|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Facebook has identified the hacker named Kirllos who tried to sell 1.5 million Facebook accounts recently in underground hacking forums. According to the investigators at the social networking site, he’s guilty of both hacking and hyperbole. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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[img_assist|nid=4851|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Between January and March 2010, Facebook was the first social networking
site to have made it into the list of top targets for phishing attacks.
With 5.7% of all phishing attacks, Facebook took fourth place behind
the traditional phishing targets PayPal, eBay and international bank
HSBC, said researchers. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4849|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft’s announcement this week that it is preparing to end support for machines running Windows XP SP2 not only represents a challenge for the thousands of businesses still running SP2, but also is the end of an era for both Microsoft and its customers.

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[img_assist|nid=4842|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]For the past 20 months, Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute has been measuring referrals from phishing sites to an education page set up by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Hong said the site now receives close to 25,000 referrals per month from phishing sites that brand owners have modified. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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