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Beebone Botnet Takedown (April 9, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

In a coordinated effort, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, authorities in the Netherlands, the FBI, and private security companies took down the Beebone botnet.......

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FBI Urges Users to Patch WordPress Plug-ins (April 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

The FBI has issued a warning to WordPress users that if they do not update their plug-ins for the content management system, they could find their sites compromised by extremist groups.......

Categories: security

Financial Regulator Says Wall Street Needs to Oversee Third-Party Security (April 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

New York State superintendent of financial services Benjamin M.......

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Mozilla Disables Opportunistic Encryption in Firefox Due to Security Issue (April 7 & 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

Mozilla has disabled the opportunistic encryption feature introduced in the most recent version of Firefox (37) because it contained a vulnerability that could have been exploited to allow malicious sites to circumvent HTTPS protection.......

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US Drug Enforcement Agency Collected Call Metadata for More Than 20 Years (April 7 & 8, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) amassed a database of phone call metadata from all calls made from the US to countries that the DEA had identified as being linked to drug trafficking between 1992 and 2013.......

Categories: security

Documents Show NY Police Did Not Obtain Warrants for Stingray Use (April 7, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:07

The New York Civil Liberties Union has published documents it obtained from the Erie County, NY, Sheriff's Office that disclose the department's use of stingray mobile device surveillance technology.......

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