UPDATE Professional social networking site LinkedIn announced early Wednesday morning that it was looking into reports of stolen passwords, according to a post on their Twitter page.
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A 33 year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to stealing proprietary source code used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to help track billions of dollars in government transfers that occur daily, according to a report by Reuters.
Serco Inc., a well-known contractor working with the U.S. government, announced that it was the target of a sophisticated attack that exposed data on 123,000 civil employees of the Federal government and their families, including names, addresses and social security numbers taken from the company’s system.
The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25.
An application programming interface (API) error on the popular Kickstarter crowdfunding website exposed the plans and descriptions of more than 70,000 yet-to-be launched projects.
Unknown hackers penetrated production servers and compromised databases belonging to the Bitcoin exchange, Bitcoinica, making off with some $87,000 worth of the digital currency, according to a statement published on the Bitcoinica Web site.
The UK’s military’s head of cyber security warned that hackers have breached computer systems containing top secret data, The Guardian reported.
In a post on the F-Secure Labs blog, Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen says the firm received a hard drive image from a “contact” within Syria who believed that his computer had been compromised. An F-Secure analysis of the drive’s contents and Web history revealed evidence of a targeted attack that used a malicious Skype chat link to install a copy of Xtreme RAT, a remote access tool that’s commercially available online.
An Iranian man who revealed a vulnerability in a widely used point of sale (POS) system in Iran had his blog confiscated by Google, which cited violations of its Terms of Service.
Six individuals were charged late last week with “skimming” more than $200,000 from victims who used their credit or debit cards at Wrigley Field and other Chicago restaurants.