Browsing Tag: Hacking

Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=2027|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Seven restaurants in Louisiana and Mississippi, have filed a class-action suit
against Georgia-based Radiant Systems for producing a point-of-sale
(POS) system that they say was not compliant with payment card industry
security standards and resulted in an undetermined number of customers
having their debit and credit card numbers stolen by a Romanian hacker. Read the full article. [Wired]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

From the IDG News Service (Dan Nystedt)
A new era of computing is on the rise and viruses, spies and malware developers are tagging along for the ride.
The new playground for hackers is “the cloud,” the term for computer applications and services hosted on the Internet. Some of the devices making the cloud more popular these days are BlackBerries and other smartphones. Read the full story [computerworld.com]

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Categories: Uncategorized

The IDG News Service is reporting on a new FBI investigation [computerworld.com] of a rash of online hacking attacks and bank robberies against school districts in Illinois.

FBI investigators are working on a computer intrusion case at the Crystal Lake School District in Crystal Lake, Illinois, said Ross Rice, a spokesman with the FBI’s Chicago office. But several other school districts also believe that they have been hit by the same malicious software, Rice said.  The Clampi malware family [secureworks.com] may  be linked to these attacks.

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From The Wall Street Journal (Emily Steel)
On a Saturday night at the end of May, visitors to the forums section of Digital Spy, a British entertainment and media news Web site, were greeted with an ad that loaded malicious software onto their computers. The Web site’s advertising system had been hacked.
A number of such attacks have occurred this year, as perpetrators exploit the complex structure of business relationships in the online advertising, with its numerous middlemen and resellers. Web security experts say they have seen an uptick in the number of ads harboring malware as the economy has soured and publishers, needing to boost their ad revenues, outsource more of their ad-space sales.  Read the full story [wsj.com]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

From DarkReading (Kelly Jackson Higgins)

Texting just keeps getting riskier: Researchers at next month’s Black Hat USA in Las Vegas will demonstrate newly discovered threats to mobile phone users, as well as release a new iPhone application that tests phones for security flaws.

“We set out to create a graphical SMS auditing app that runs on the iPhone,” says Luis Miras, an independent security researcher. The tool can test any mobile phone, not just the iPhone, for vulnerabilities to specific exploits that use SMS as an attack vector.  Read the full story [darkreading.com]

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Categories: Government

From Federal Computer Week (Ben Bain)
Attackers have penetrated a network that the Department of Homeland Security uses to share sensitive information with state and local authorities, gaining access to important, but unclassified, data. The attack began in March and occurred again a few weeks later, according to a report in Federal Computer Week.

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From WaPo Security Fix (Brian Krebs)

Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. They deleted records on more than 8 million patients and replaced the site’s homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for the return of the records, according to a posting on Wikileaks.org, an online clearinghouse for leaked documents. Read the full story [washingtonpost.com]

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