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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 15
Updated: 1 day 9 hours ago

Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Operational Again (January 9, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp is once again open for business, after suspending services on Monday, January 5 in the wake of an attack.......

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Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road Trial Will be Closely Watched (January 9 & 11, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

If the trial of alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross William Ulbricht goes to trial on Tuesday, January 13, it will be the first court case to address some highly significant issues.......

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Paris Airport Security Made Security Expert Decrypt Laptop Hard Drive (January 6, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

When security expert Katie Moussouris was traveling through Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on her way back to the US after a conference, she was asked by security personnel there not only to power up her laptop, but also to enter her passwords to decrypt the machine's hard drive.......

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Logs Can be Helpful Forensic Security Tools if Used Properly (January 6, 2015)

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:42

Many cyber attacks leave footprints in security event logs.......

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US Intelligence Authorities Still Pointing Finger at North Korea for Sony Attack (January 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

US FBI director James Comey reiterated the agency's position that the Sony Pictures attack was launched by North Korea.......

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And Critics Still Say Evidence is Flimsy (January 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

Critics are still wary that the evidence presented points definitively to North Korea as the perpetrator of the Sony Pictures attack.......

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Microsoft Advance Security Notification Changes (January 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

Microsoft will no longer provide advance notification about its monthly security bulletins to the general public.......

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OpenSSL Project Updates (January 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The OpenSSL Project has released new versions of its open-source software to address a series of vulnerabilities.......

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Asus Router Flaw (January 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

An unpatched flaw in the firmware of nearly all versions of Asus wireless routers could be exploited from within networks to gain administrative control of the vulnerable devices.......

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DISA Posts RFI for Next-Generation Security (January 7, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The US Defense Information Systems Agency has published a request for information regarding "next-generation" endpoint security systems.......

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Trojan Targets Linux Systems (January 7, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

A Trojan that has been named XOR.......

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Thieves Steal US $5 Million in Bitcoins from Bitstamp (January 6, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

On Monday, January 5, Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended service due to an attack.......

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FTC Chair Says Internet of Things Presents "Significant Privacy and Security Implications" (January 6 & 8, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

In a speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US Federal Trade Commission chairperson Edith Ramirez warned that the Internet of Things (IoT) presents "significant" privacy issues.......

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AOL Halts Malware Being Served by its Advertising Platforms (January 6, 2015)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

AOL has stopped its advertising platforms from serving malicious ads after being alerted to the situation.......

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Correction on Morgan Stanley Data Theft (from SANS NewsBites Vol. 17 Num. 001)

Sun, 2015-01-11 14:37

The data stolen by a Morgan Stanley employee who was fired for the theft included account numbers but did not include account access credentials.......

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Possible Breach of Chick-fil-A Payment Systems (December 30 & 31, 2014)

Tue, 2015-01-06 22:43

According to information from several US financial institutions, fast-food chain Chick-fil-A may have experienced a payment system breach.......

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Did Insiders Help With Sony Attack? (December 30, 2014)

Tue, 2015-01-06 22:43

Some researchers suspect that the attack on Sony Pictures' computer systems was aided by at least one former employee.......

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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Service (January 5, 2015)

Tue, 2015-01-06 22:43

The Bitstamp Bitcoin exchange has been taken offline due to a reported attack.......

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Apple Patches iCloud Vulnerability (January 5, 2015)

Tue, 2015-01-06 22:43

Apple has fixed a vulnerability in its iCloud service that could have been exploited by a hacking tool released late last week.......

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Morgan Stanley Employee Fired Over Alleged Customer Data Theft (January 5, 2015)

Tue, 2015-01-06 22:43

Morgan Stanley has fired an employee for allegedly stealing customer data, including account access credentials, and offering them for sale online.......

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