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Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks  23 January 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Over 5,000 devices used by gas stations in the U.S. to monitor their fuel tank levels can be manipulated from the Internet by malicious attackers.
 
Wireless device in two million cars wide open to hacking  21 January 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
An electronic dongle used to connect to the onboard diagnostic systems of more than two million cars and trucks contains few defenses against hacking, an omission that makes them vulnerable to wireless attacks that take control of a vehicle, according to published reports.
 
Gitrob Combs Github Repositories for Secret Company Data  15 January 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Free online code repositories such as GitHub provide a valuable collaboration service for enterprise developers. But it’s also a trove of potentially sensitive company and project information that’s likely to warrant attention from hackers.
 
Attackers planting banking Trojans in industrial systems  13 January 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Trend Micro researcher Kyle Wilhoit says the latest attacks on SCADA and industrial control networks are turning out to carry rather pedestrian banking Trojans, and have been on the rise since October 2014.
 
Thieves Jackpot ATMs With ‘Black Box’ Attack  08 January 2015 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Alex   
Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. Security experts are now warning about the emergence of a new class of skimming scams aimed at draining ATM cash deposits via a novel and complex attack.
 
Buffer overflow reported in UEFI EDK1  07 January 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
A pair of security researchers have found a buffer overflow vulnerability within the implementation of the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) within the EDK1 project used in firmware development.
 
Major Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Goes Offline After Possible Hack  07 January 2015 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Not even a year has passed since top bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox collapsed into a pit of burning money, blaming a hacking incident for a nearly half-billion dollar meltdown and bankruptcy. Now another major exchange may be putting its users through a small-scale replay of that crisis.
 
Xbox Live, PlayStation Network alleged hacker arrested in the UK  05 January 2015 
Source: Stevivor - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Krebs on Security reports that police in the UK have arrested a hacker who they believe was responsible for recent Christmas outages on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
 
Lizard Squad in the FBI blizzard  30 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This crew is taking credit for the Sony and Xbox hack and the Feds are already taking the low-hanging fruit. It is not really a surprise that these hacks are so prolific most hacker crews want to get their name out there but to do so means, well that it is out there.
 
White hats do an NSA, figure out LIVE PHONE TRACKING via protocol vuln  26 December 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security vulnerabilities in the SS7 phone-call routing protocol that allow mobile call and text message tracking will be revealed this weekend.
 
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