Password Theft

The fallout from a targeted attack on computers belonging to members of the Japanese House of Representatives continued on Tuesday, with claims that both servers and PCs on the House network were infected with a password stealing Trojan, and reports that House members had taken to storing sensitive government documents on personal PCs to avoid leaking sensitive information to the attackers.

A well-known cryptographic attack could be used by hackers to log into
Web applications used by millions of users, according to two security
experts who plan to discuss the issue at Black Hat. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

A new report found that credit unions continue to be a favorite target of smishing attacks, and that text-to-phone scams used a toll-free number in about half of the lures sent in the first quarter of 2010. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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