Sophos Dirty Dozen Spampionship 2013 results are out, USA tops the charts!


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Sophos, the antivirus and encryption products company recently released the ‘Dirty Dozen’ Spampionship tables for the Q4 of 2013. According to Sophos, United states has topped the charts with a 14.5% spam relaying volume. Although it is no matter to celebrate, these results are not completely surprising given that United States is one of the […]
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800,000 customers’ data stolen at French Orange Telecom


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The world’s largest mobile operator Orange was compromised by a massive data breach on January and stole  800,000 customer records. The attack  appears to have affected 3% of the population.  Orange has since reported  PCInpact that  “My Account” portal on the website was hacked and added that three percent of customers (that’s approximately 800,000) were compromised.” […]
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Android.Oldboot, The first Android Bootkit infectes more than 350,000 devices targeting China


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A very dangerous Android bootkit Trojan resides on memory of infected device (discovered by DrWeb) that can re-install itself over and over again automatically even after users remove it from their Android device , has infected more than 350,000 devices in various countries Last week Drweb, warned users about a very dangerous bootkit Trojan called […]
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Pakistani hackers defaced more than 2000 Indian websites on Republic Day


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On the Republic day of India ( Jan 26th), Pakistani hackers defaced a total of 2,118 Indian websites, including one of the major bank  Central Bank of India and the website of model Poonam. Ms. Pandey’s hacked website,  identified as “Team Madleets”, displayed messages like “Pakistan Zindabad.”  and raised the Kashmir issue as per TOI. The actual […]
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Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacks eBay and PayPal UK domains- Twitter shuts down SEA twitter


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Syrian Electronic Army targets ebay UK and Paypal – UK today for defacement. SEA provided the confirmation of hack on Twitter, with an example of what appeared to be PayPal.co.uk’s website followed up by a  tweet labeled “Internal Paypal communications confirming penetration” The purported of defacement on PayPal.co.uk read, “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Long live Syria. F*ck the United […]
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Undisclosed number of Yahoo Mail Accounts Hacked – Unclear Response from Yahoo keeps users in the dark


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Last Thursday Yahoo released a security notice saying unspecified number of Yahoo Mail users  got ( usernames and passwords) compromised. As per the yahoo press, the account compromised took place via third party database, and Yahoo has taken reactive steps of resetting the passwords of affected users. Its unclear from Yahoo that why they allowed third part […]
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Website Defaced With Image Of Bangladesh National Cricket Team


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      Since the start of 2014 some of major global sites like Microsoft’s blog  have been defaced. Now its turn of BCCI, the official website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI.TV, has been defaced by a hacker claims from Bangladesh who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy. After […]
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CBI arrests and shuts down ‘hireahacker’ service by working with China, Romania and the US


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Agencies of China, Romania and the United States have jointly acted with the India Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against cyber criminals in these countries who were allegedly hacking into US based websites. According to sources from TOI, Amit Tiwari was arrested on the information shared by the FBI, which were interrogating a global hacker […]
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Windows Malware can Infects Android Devices via PC USB


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Researchers from Symantec have identified a PC Trojan which can compromise  Android smartphone by installing ‘malware ‘when connected via PC. The Windows Variant is known as Trojan.Droidpak, drops a malicious DLL to the windows system and registering DLL as a windows service. Then the  DLL downloads a configuration file (from  active remote server) that downloads […]
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Snapchat’s New Security Feature ‘Snap-tcha’ Hacked In Minutes


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The famous Android and IoS app Snapchat started to gain a lot of attention last year when CEO and Co-founder Evan Spiegel rejected the purchase offers from some of the big giants like Google ($4 billion) and Facebook ($3 billion). Snapchat made news again yesterday and it is not all good news again this time. After […]
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