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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 24
Updated: 4 hours 2 min ago

NJ School District Recovers From Ransomware Attack (March 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

A New Jersey school district's network was held hostage by ransomware.......

Categories: security

Federal Reserve Bank of NY Creates Dedicated Cyber Security Threat Team (March 24, 25 & 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has established a team dedicated to "strengthening and improving
[the organization's ]
overall supervisory approach to cyber security.......

Categories: security

Insurers Doing Business in NY State Notified of New Cyber Security Requirements (March 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

The superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services has notified insurers doing business in that state that they have until April 27 to inform regulators of their efforts to protect data from cyber attacks.......

Categories: security

Hotel Wi-Fi Router Firmware Vulnerability (March 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

The routers used by many hotel chains for their Wi-Fi networks have a vulnerability that put guests at risk of malware infection and data theft.......

Categories: security

UCSS Cyber Quests Registration Open (March 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

Registration for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC) Cyber Quests competition is now open.......

Categories: security

Malvertising Campaign (March 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

Researchers at Malwarebytes say that a malvertising campaign affecting the websites of New York Daily News and other organizations redirected users to the Hanjuan Exploit Kit.......

Categories: security

Neverquest/Vawtrak Trojan Used in Attacks on Canadian Banks (March 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

A Trojan known as Neverquest or Vawtrak has been used in attacks against at least 15 financial institutions in Canada.......

Categories: security

California Privacy Bill Moves Out of Committee (March 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

A bill in the California state legislature that would require warrants to access all digital data has moved out of committee.......

Categories: security

Rewards Offered for Two Indicted in Carding Scheme (March 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

The US government is offering a significant reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of two people who have been indicted for their alleged roles in a carding scheme.......

Categories: security

Android Flaw Allows Attackers to Modify or Replace Apps (March 24 & 25, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17

A security flaw in the Android operating system could be exploited to remotely take over vulnerable devices.......

Categories: security

Patched Flash Vulnerability Now Part of Exploit Kit (March 20, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

A vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player that was patched on March 12 has already been added to an exploit kit.......

Categories: security

Short Duration DDoS Attacks on the Rise (March 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

According to Corero's DDoS Trends and Analysis quarterly report, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with short durations and lower bandwidth are becoming more prevalent.......

Categories: security

Google Warns of Unauthorized TLS Certificates (March 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

Google has issued a warning that unauthorized digital certificates were issued for some of its domains.......

Categories: security

PoSeidon Malware Stealing Payment Card Data (March 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

Malware dubbed PoSeidon targets point-of-sale systems.......

Categories: security

Swedish Teen Fined Over Breach (March 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

The Swedish municipality of Umea is seeking SEK 500,000 (US $58,700) from a teenager who broke into Umea's municipal system and caused damage.......

Categories: security

Hilton Honors Loyalty Club Accounts at Risk (March 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

A flaw in the way the Hilton Honors loyalty club is managed online puts all user accounts at risk of being taken over with a cross-site request forgery attack.......

Categories: security

Man Facing 16 Felony Accounts Over High School Grade-Changing Scheme (March 20 & 22, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

Timothy Lance Lai, who allegedly broke into the network of a California high school and changed students grades, is now facing felony charges of computer access and fraud for his alleged role in a keylogging ring at the high school that saw 11 students expelled.......

Categories: security

New South Wales Moves to Fix Electronic Voting Vulnerability (March 22 & 23, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

The New South Wales (Australia) Electoral Commission is taking steps to fix a vulnerability in the electronic voting system they use that could put voters at risk of having their ballots manipulated.......

Categories: security

Malvertising on the Rise (March 22, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

Malvertising is more insidious than some other forms of attacks because it situates itself within web pages, piggybacking on advertising that targets users.......

Categories: security

Rocket Kitten Cyber Attack Group Has New Campaign (March 20, 2015)

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:36

A group known as Rocket Kitten and believed to be responsible for attacks on systems belonging to organizations in Europe and Israel has launched a new campaign.......

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