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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 30
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Remote Access Trojan Found in Google Play Store App (March 7 & 10, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

An app in the Google Play store was found to be harboring a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that was created with the Dendroid malware development tool, which is being offered for sale in underground forums.......

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Veracity of Mt. Gox's Bitcoin Theft Claims Questioned (March 9 & 10, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

Attackers have taken control of some accounts belonging to Mt.......

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NIST Publication Offers Guidance on Access Control (March 7, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a publication to help organizations share information while retaining control over data access.......

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South Korean Government Investigating Breach at KT Corp. (March 7, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

Following a data breach that exposed personal information of 12 million customers of South Korea's KT Corp.......

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Siesta Malware Sleeps to Evade Detection (March 7, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

The Siesta cyperespionage campaign uses phishing emails to try to trick executives at targeted companies to download malware disguised as a PDF document.......

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Johns Hopkins University Server Breached, Student Data Stolen (March 7, 2014)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00

The FBI is investigating a data breach at Johns Hopkins University.......

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Target CIO Leaves Job in Wake of Breach (March 5 & 6, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Target CIO Beth Jacob has resigned.......

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Ukraine/Russia Conflict Has Cyber Component (March 4, 5, & 6, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Disruptive cyber activity is escalating in the Ukraine/Russia Conflict.......

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Smucker's Acknowledges Data Security Breach (March 4, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Smucker's has temporarily closed its online store after a security breach compromised customer credit card information.......

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Fake Netflix App Found Pre-Installed on Some New Android Devices (March 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

There are reports that some new Android devices are pre-loaded with malicious apps.......

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Microsoft's March Security Update to Include Fix for Actively Exploited Flaw in IE (March 6, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Microsoft's scheduled security updates for March will include five bulletins to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), and Microsoft Silverlight 5.......

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Anomaly Detection Tool Identifies and Contains Malicious Apps (March 5 & 6, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a tool that uses anomaly detection to determine if an Android app is actually a root exploit.......

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Flexcoin Shuts Doors, Citing Theft of US $600,000 Worth of Bitcoins (March 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Canadian Bitcoin Bank Flexcoin has ceased operations after attackers stole nearly US $600,000 worth of the digital currency by exploiting "a flaw in the
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code which allows transfers between Flexcoin users.......

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Poloniex Bitcoin Exchange Reports Theft (March 6, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Bitcoin exchange Poloniex is reporting that attackers stole just under US $50,000 in Bitcoins.......

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CIA IG Launches Inquiry Over Allegations that the Agency Spied on Senate Intelligence Committee Staffers (March 4 & 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

The CIA office of inspector general (IG) is examining whether the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.......

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DOJ Dropping Most Charges Against Barrett Brown (March 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

US federal prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss all but one of the dozen charges against Barrett Brown, a Texas man with alleged ties to the group known as Anonymous.......

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Sally Beauty Payment System May Have Been Breached (March 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

The in-store payment system at Sally Beauty appears to have been breached.......

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Vulnerability in GnuTLS Library (March 4 & 5, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

A serious security flaw in the GnuTLS security library puts 200 or more operating systems and applications at risk.......

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Governments Cyber Espionage Tools Will Weaken Internet Security (March 3, 2014)

Mon, 2014-03-10 15:00

Experts are concerned that the US government's development and use of cyber espionage tools and its purchases of zero-day vulnerabilities will ultimately weaken Internet security.......

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