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PALO ALTO, Calif. — In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at the right moment.
Posted on: February 15, 2015 1:41 pm
New research suggests more than 1 billion data records were stolen from more than 1,500 individual data breaches last year. The latest findings from Gemalto, an enterprise security firm, represent a significant year-over-year increase in both corporate breaches and data theft.
Posted on: February 15, 2015 1:41 pm
French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent has published a report compiled by its Motive Security Labs division, which found that malware infections in mobile devices increased by 25 percent in 2014, compared to a 20 percent increase in 2013.
Posted on: February 15, 2015 1:41 pm
MasterCard and Visa are ramping up cybersecurity efforts for online and mobile transactions.
Posted on: February 15, 2015 1:41 pm
I squatted down in the dirt and took stock of my inadequate tools. Over my left shoulder a massive John Deere tractor loomed. I came here to fix that tractor. So far, things weren’t going as planned. I’m a computer programmer by training, and a repairman by trade.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 8:58 pm
Users of Microsoft ’s flagship Internet browser who visited Forbes.com on the four days following Thanksgiving were open to be hacked, two cybersecurity firms said Tuesday.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 7:42 pm
IBM Security found that over 60% of leading Android dating mobile apps they studied are potentially vulnerable to a variety of cyber-attacks that put personal user information and corporate data at risk.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 7:42 pm
Facebook has launched ThreatExchange, a social network of sorts designed to allow companies to share information and intelligence about cyberthreats. The move is the latest example in how an age of cooperation may be emerging as companies increasingly battle cyberattacks of various stripes.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 11:32 am
In the name of clarity and research, a security expert has compiled and published 10 million usable usernames and passwords online.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 11:32 am
The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from around the government when a crisis occurs.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 11:32 am
People in the Netherlands with government-related business to take care of would probably agree that yesterday was not the best of days to do it.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 11:32 am
VirusTotal’s effort to reduce the number of flagged false positive results has received the help from Microsoft.
Posted on: February 11, 2015 11:32 am
WASHINGTON — Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle that uses wireless technology, according to a report set to be released on Monday by a senator’s office.
Posted on: February 9, 2015 1:43 pm
A malware campaign targeting European defense organizations, governments, and media organizations first detected on Windows computers late last year has now spread to iOS devices, according to a report by security researchers at TrendLabs.
Posted on: February 7, 2015 7:39 pm
A gang of internet hackers claiming an affiliation with shadowy anarchist group Anonymous is claiming it has leaked the details of more than 13,000 users of Playstation, Xbox and online stores including Amazon. The hackers posted a document online containing username and password combinations.
Posted on: December 27, 2014 3:46 pm
Next week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg, programmer/hacker Trammell Hudson will present research on ways to infect Apple EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware using the externally accessible Thunderbolt ports.
Posted on: December 24, 2014 2:48 am
According to multiple reports, unnamed government officials have said that the cyber attack on Sony Pictures was linked to the North Korean government.
Posted on: December 22, 2014 10:24 pm
More than 12 million devices running an embedded webserver called RomPager are vulnerable to a simple attack that could give a hacker man-in-the-middle position on traffic going to and from home routers from just about every leading manufacturer.
Posted on: December 22, 2014 12:52 am
A German steel factory suffered significant damage after attackers gained unauthorized access to computerized systems that help control its blast furnace, according to a report published Friday by IDG News.
Posted on: December 22, 2014 12:52 am
As part of a surprise move to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, the White House announced that it would be “initiating new efforts” to help the island nation access the Internet.
Posted on: December 20, 2014 8:54 pm