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Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs  23 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.
 
Evernote, Deezer and Feedly fess up to DDoS attacks  12 June 2014 
Source: The Inquirer UK - Posted by Alex   
EVERNOTE, DEEZER AND FEEDLY have revealed that they have been struck by hackers, with the firms admitting on Tuesday to having suffered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
 
Want 'perfect' security? Then threat data must be shared  13 May 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Here's a surprise for you: We actually have a fairly good understanding of who is attacking us on the Internet and why. Various entities know not only which groups are doing the attacking, but also the names of the people in those groups. They know where they live, who their family members are, where they went to school, and when they go on vacation.
 
'Snowden effect' has changed cloud data security assumption, survey claims  16 April 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Edward Snowden’s revelations of sophisticated NSA spying has made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen paying closer attention to where data is stored, a survey of global attitudes has found.
 
DNS-Based Amplification Attacks Key on Home Routers  03 April 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DNS providers Nominum have published new data on DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks that are using home and small office routers as a jumping off point.
 
Hypervisors: The cloud's potential security Achilles heel  01 April 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.
 
Hackers hijack 300,000-plus wireless routers, make malicious changes  03 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers said they have uncovered yet another mass compromise of home and small-office wireless routers, this one being used to make malicious configuration changes to more than 300,000 devices made by D-Link, Micronet, Tenda, TP-Link, and others.
 
DDoSing a Cell Phone Network  26 February 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The HLR/AuC is considered to be one of the most important network elements of a 3G network. It can serve up to five million subscribers and at least one transaction with HLR/AuC is required for every single phone call or data session.
 
Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods  21 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security researchers have responded to recent denial of service attacks against gaming websites and service providers that rely on insecure Network Time Protocol servers by drawing up a list of vulnerable systems.
 
Cloud-based security services poised for rapid growth  24 December 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The rush of businesses to move their operations to the cloud is creating a slipstream that's pulling security services into the nimbus.
 
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