Browsing Tag: data breach

Categories: Malware, Web Security

The main server used to distribute the open-source ProFTPD software was compromised over the weekend through the use of a bug in the FTP software itself, and a backdoored version of the software was uploaded and distributed for several days as a result.

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Categories: Government, Malware

The Web site of Wikileaks was moving quickly to stay out of the way of large scale denial of service attacks on Sunday and Monday, following the release of a trove of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables. The controversial site, which has spent months trying to find a home secure from government seizure, now appears to be hosted on servers that are part of U.S. firm Amazon.com’s giant hosted Web Services infrastructure based in Seattle, Washington.

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By Dave Merkel

I’m a dirty vendor.  That
may not be the best way to start a serious dialogue about security product
effectiveness, but I hate to read a post on security theory by some insincere
tie-wearing wonk only to discover afterwards that he or she is Lord High Poobah
of Marketing at “Scaring You For Profit, Inc.” 
So I’ll just tell you who and what I am up front. I may have to wear the
tie, but I don’t have to be that guy. 
Continue at your own risk.

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Categories: Government

[img_assist|nid=7216|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Federal agents on Monday raided the Melrose, Massachusetts home of a missile systems expert who formerly worked at U.S. defense
contractor Raytheon. Several boxes of items were taken by FBI and Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agents from the home, which is owned by Richard M. Lloyd.

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