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Sony Was Hacked in February and Chose to Stay Silent  12 December 2014 
Source: Gawker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sony says the recent breach of its servers and weeklong cyber humiliation is an "unprecedented" strike and an "unparalleled crime." If they're shocked by these events, they've been shocked for almost a year: leaked emails obtained by Gawker show security troubles dating back to February.
 
‘Sabu’ warns U.S. gov’t on critical infrastructure  11 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sabu aka Xavier Monsegur who was a LulzSec and a Anonymous collective member, gave a free and frank interview to the CBS co-host Charlie Rose on Tuesday. He used his first interview after arrest to warn the US authorities of impending cyber attacks on critical US infrastructure.
 
Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here’s What We Know  10 December 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
he popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers.
 
Zero Day Weekly: Sony hack goes nuclear, banks to sue Target, security seal fallacy  05 December 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This week, Sony's breach went nuclear, banks were cleared to sue Target for credit card hack negligence, Microsoft readied its patches, security seals lost their standing, and much more.
 
12 security problems that EMV and tokenization won't solve  02 December 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
On Nov. 1 of next year, merchants that aren't ready to accept chip-based cards instead of the current magnetic-stripe cards will become liable for fraudulent transactions that today are covered by the credit card companies.
 
Interpol crackdown as 118 people arrested at airports for plane ticket fraud  01 December 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A global police crackdown co-ordinated by Interpol has seen the arrest of 118 people accused of using stolen or fake debit and credit cards to buy airplane tickets.
 
NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication  21 November 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The NotCompatible mobile malware has reached a new level of sophistication, according to a new report from San Francisco-based mobile security company Lookout, Inc.
 
Hackers encrypted the entire City of Detroit DataBase & demanded ransom of 2000 bitcoins ($803,500)  20 November 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Alex   
During a speech for the North American International Cyber Summit being held at Michigan, Detroit , the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan made a startling revelation. He said that the entire city database was attacked by hackers and held hostage. The attackers demanded a ransom of 2,000 bitcoins, an encrypted digital currency to decrypt the same.
 
Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?  19 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.
 
US State Dept locks down email system after suspected hacker attack  17 November 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US State Department has shut down the whole of its unclassified email system after fears a hacker managed to obtain access. An official said none of the departments classified systems were affected while security upgrades are currently taking place.
 
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