More than 16 million German User data compromised by a Massive Botnet

As per The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), 16 Million user information was compromised by a major Botnet.  The theft was discovered by analyzing  a massive  botnet.  A website has been setup by The Federal Office of Information Security where people can check if their email accounts have been compromised. Any concerned  user can […]
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New Vulnerability on Android 4.3 allows attackers bypass VPN, exposes protected data

Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have discovered a serious  flaw on Android’s VPN implementation, exposes protected data. As per the researchers, the Android vulnerability allows a malicious app to bypass virtual private network (VPN) configurations( no root permission required) , and ultimately send unencrypted data to an attacker. “The secure data communications can be captured in […]
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Credit Card Data of more than 40% South Koreans stolen

Not long ago we heard about Target breach and Neiman marcus . This time its about massive data breach from South Korea. Credit card details from almost half of all South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms. As per the reports, the data was stolen by a contractor working for Korea Credit Bureau. Korean banks […]
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Bluetooth enabled Skimming Devices on Gas Station Pump Card Readers Stole more than 2 million

A new hack has been discovered and thirteen suspects have been indicted in New York on a Bluetooth enabled skimming skimming scheme that netted them more than $2 million throughout southeastern United States. The skimming devices were placed on gas station pumps at Raceway and Racetrac gas stations throughout Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina recorded […]
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Microsoft blog hacked by Syrian Electronic Army as promised last week

Its not a good time for Microsoft . SEA defaced Microsoft’s office blog as promised last week and Microsoft at its keens again. It appears that SEA has been trolling Microsoft by compromising much larger than people though. The compromised Microsoft twitter read :   “Dear @Microsoft, Changing CMS will not help you if your […]
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Televisions, Refrigerators (Thinkbots) sent more than 750,000 Phishing and SPAM emails – Proofpoint

Can you imagine your home television becoming a  zombie ?  As scary as it sounds , the reality is in front of us.  Most of the current day televisions, refrigerators, surveillance devices  and temperature control devices( Internet of Things- IoT)  are all part of a home network, which in turn connects to the internet. None […]
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SEA Hackers’ Latest Victim – Microsoft’s Official Blog, Email and Twitter Accounts!

Eleven days after hijacking Skype’s social media services, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has targeted Microsoft again by hacking the company’s official blog, employee emails and Twitter accounts. To prove the hack, SEA hackers left a bold message on Microsoft’s Official blog page that read “SEA Syrian Electronic Army Was Here… long live Syria!”. The […]
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iOS Starbucks App stores user information in clear text leaves its customers vulnerable

Security researcher Daniel E. Wood discovered that Starbucks IoS App stores username, email address and passwords in clear text(CVE-2014-0647) . Starbucks mobile payment apps are used widely by customers for its easiness to buy privileges. However this disclosure comes with a surprise because all the customer data gets stored in plain text and easily available for […]
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Trojanised version of Minecraft Pocket version buys premium services by sending text

  A trojanised app version of “Minecraft – Pocket Edition” has been in the wild tricking infected users by sending SMS messages to premium rate services. As per F-Secure researchers, the purpose of the fraudster is to generate revenue sending text to various services for which users would have never purchased. Lately in the Google […]
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Modern day DDoS attacks are using Mobile apps – Prolexic

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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