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Modern day DDoS attacks are using Mobile apps – Prolexic


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As per the Prolexic reports,DDoS attacks have increased to 26.09% compared to Q4 2012, 17.42% increase in application layer attacks 28.97% increase in infrastructure layer ( Layer 3 & 4) attacks,28.975 decrease in average attack duration9 i,e 22.88 vs 32.21 hours) Increased mobile devices usage have increased the number of malacious apps on the internet, […]
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DDoS Attack targets Major Online Games using Network Time Protocol Amplification attack ( NTP)


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A new type of DDoS ( Distributed Denial of Service) attack has taken down several servers last weekend. Popular games servers for Steam, Origin, Battle.net, and League of Legends were victim of the attack The new type of DDoS abuses the Network Time Protocol (NTP), which keeps computers’ clocks synced up to Coordinated Universal Time, […]
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Neiman Marcus targeted by Hackers and data of unknown number of people stolen


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Its time for one more company Neiman Marcus, victim of stolen data. Recently Brian Krebs reported that the database breach tok place mid of December but the full impact of the hack is unknown at the moment. Its appears that Neiman Marcus was targeted the same time as Target. ” Neiman Marcus acknowledged today that it is working […]
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Microsoft Twitter Accounts and Blog hacked again by Syrian Electronic Army


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Microsoft twitter handle got hacked again by the Syrian Electronic Arm yesterday. While Microsoft is still recovering from its past weeks hack , they are thrown under the bus with a new hack again. Its pity that Microsoft being the leader in digital crime prevention has not taken any steps after the previous hack to […]
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Critical backdoor found on Linksys and Netgear routers


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French security engineer Eloi Vanderbeken discovered a backdoor that can reset linksys and netgear settings to factor settings and therefore the username and password. Vanderbeken discovered this backdoor on his own Linksys WAG200G wireless DSL router, after deciding to limit the bandwidth used by his holiday guests and remembering he forgot the complex username and […]
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Snapchat 4.6 million accounts Exposed – Gift to Snap Chat from SnapchatDB.info for 2014


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Recently we published an article of Snapchat vulnerability which was not patched and this was on the news for a while. With start of 2014, hackers targeted Snapchat and exposed 4.6M phone numbers and usernames online at snapchatdb.info. If you are one of them then you may check at http://lookup.gibsonsec.org/ SnapchatDB, an unofficial site run by […]
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First day of 2014, Skype’s social media twitter, Facebook and Skype blog hacked by Syrian Electronic Army


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Its not even 24 hours after celebration of New Year and hackers have taken a toll on Microsoft’s Skype social platforms demanding to stop spying. Syrian Electronic Army posted numerous twitters messages before skype took control of its accounts. The tweet said “Don’t use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the […]
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Did most reputed firm RSA receive $10 million bribe from NSA to keep encryption Weak ?


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A detailed report from Reuters reveals that the most trusted and widely used security company in the world received $10 million to keep its encryption weak so that surveillance organisation can get around security boundaries.  This probably is one of the evilest intention we heard so far in the security space. RSA being the last […]
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40 million debit and credit cards may have been stolen at Target stores


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Customers who shopped at Target between Nov 27th and Dec 15th may have to keep checking their card or debit cards statements often to make sure they are not target of a massive data breach.  The details of this data breach is not yet known but as per many sources US Secret service has been […]
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