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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.
 
12 Million Home Routers Vulnerable to Takeover  23 December 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
More than 12 million devices running an embedded webserver called RomPager are vulnerable to a simple attack that could give a hacker man-in-the-middle position on traffic going to and from home routers from just about every leading manufacturer.
 
Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014  19 December 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Epic hacks, major vulnerabilities, and other security surprises rolled across the Internet like a tidal wave in 2014. We thought we’d seen it all after an SSL vulnerability pierced the heart of the Internet and the crypto world lost a major asset. But then Sony (once again) fell prey to one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever.
 
University of California, Berkeley Hacked, Data Compromised  17 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In September 2014, cyber criminals managed to breach the security of the University of California, Berkeley servers. The Real Estate Division of the UC Berkeley was apparently hacked and the personal information of approximately 1600 people including student and faculty may have been compromised.
 
OphionLocker, A New Ransomware uses Elliptic Curve for Encryption  16 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new variety of Ransomware has been discovered by Trojan7Malware researchers. Dubbed as OphionLocker, this Ransomware is very unique in the sense that it uses elliptic curve cryptography for file encryption, and Tor for communication. Another unique signature of OphionLocker is that it uses malvertising campaigns to propagate itself rather then traditional spear phishing methods.
 
Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’  15 December 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
A further dump of Sony Pictures corporate secrets appears to have been put on the Internet over the weekend, with hackers warning of more to come.
 
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