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Here's What Hackers Can Do With Your CRM Data  15 September 2014 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Alex   
It is clear why malware writers target TGT -0.1% such retailers as Home Depot HD -0.43% and Target. It is obvious, if not pathetic, why hackers break into the cloud to find and publish private nude photos of celebrities. But a company’s customer relationship management data? Well, yes.
 
Apache Warns of Tomcat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability  12 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some older versions of the open source Apache Tomcat web server and servlet container, are vulnerable to remote code execution.
 
Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap  11 September 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Plain-text passwords and account names linked to five million Gmail accounts have been leaked onto several Russian forums. Security experts had already confirmed the data seemed legit, albeit approximately three years old, before Google put up its blog post on the subject.
 
Social media remains an easily exploitable attack surface  08 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Twitter is one of my favorite social platforms. As a journalist, I get news from it, but I also get to interact with my peers and friends. But Twitter, like every other social platform, has an interesting attack surface; one that criminals have been exploiting for years.
 
Google, Facebook ID codes found in Android malware stash  05 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Text messages containing VPN passwords and authentication codes for Google and Facebook are found on a command-and-control server for Android malware
 
'OriginalGuy': The Full Story Of The iCloud Hacker Who Leaked Those Naked Celebrity Photos  03 September 2014 
Source: Business Insider - Posted by Anthony Pell   
After private photographs of some of the most famous women in the world were posted online, journalists, PR representatives, and curious internet users alike scrambled to figure out how a nameless hacker had gained access to the cell phones of the rich and famous.
 
A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You  02 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you’re a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim’s system and be exposed.
 
DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?  29 August 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sources in the financial industry say they’re seeing signs that Dairy Queen may be the latest retail chain to be victimized by cybercrooks bent on stealing credit and debit card data.
 
Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project  28 August 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.
 
Hackers Ground Sony Executive's Flight With Bomb-Threat Tweet  25 August 2014 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Gamers have been annoyed all day today as a hacker collective (or individual) known as the “Lizard Squad” succeeded in taking offline many gaming services including Blizzard’s Battle.net and Sony PSN. But things took a turn from irritating DDoS attacks to another level of harassment earlier this afternoon when the group took to Twitter to announce publicly that it believed the flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley had explosives on board.
 
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