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Portions of Forbes Site Still Down After Hacker Attack  19 February 2014 
Source: Recode - Posted by Alex   
Business news site Forbes.com was still recovering today from the after-effects of an attack by hackers that exposed the email addresses of more than a million of its users and forced it to take its blogging platform down.
 
Asus, Linksys Router Exploits Tell Us Home Networking is the Vulnerability Story of 2014  19 February 2014 
Source: CIO - Posted by Alex   
If you're using network-attached storage, video surveillance equipment, or remote router management software, beware of dodgy firmware--it's become ground zero for hacker exploits, as recent debacles with Asus and Linksys routers emphatically illustrate.
 
2014 – The year of the hacker?  17 February 2014 
Source: Tech Radar - Posted by Alex   
The dramatic increase in the number of security attacks and the sophistication of the cyber criminals masterminding them means there is a critical need for businesses to take a more radical approach to their information security.
 
Cybercrooks use stolen consumer data hour-to-hour  13 February 2014 
Source: Last Watchdog - Posted by Alex   
While the big data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels have drawn heavy news coverage, the everyday machinations of various specialists in the cyberunderground remain out of sight and out of mind to most people.
 
Cryptolocker scambles US law firm's entire cache of legal files  07 February 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Alex   
A small US law firm has bravely admitted losing its entire cache of legal documents to the Cryptolocker Trojan despite attempting to pay the $300 (£180) ransom in a bid to have them unscrambled.
 
War on Anonymous: British Spies Attacked Hackers, Snowden Docs Show  06 February 2014 
Source: NBC News - Posted by Alex   
A secret British spy unit created to mount cyber attacks on Britain’s enemies has waged war on the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News.
 
iFrame attack injects code via PNGs  05 February 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security vendor Sucuri is warning that it's spotted an attack in the wild that embeds malicious code in PNG files.
 
Angry anti-NSA activists deface Angrybirds.com  29 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Anti-NSA hackers defaced ‪Rovio's official Angry Birds website ‬on Tuesday night as a reprisal against revelations that GCHQ and the NSA were feasting on data leaked from the popular smartphone game.
 
Gaming Console Hacks  28 January 2014 
Source: Kaspersky - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A couple times a year, maybe, you’ll read about an attack targeting or a vulnerability in some specific game or gaming platform. More often than not the attacks are one-offs, generally exploiting a game’s online platform, forum, or database of some kind.
 
Microsoft says law enforcement documents likely stolen by hackers  27 January 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Documents linked with law enforcement inquiries appear to have been stolen in recent phishing attacks on certain employee email accounts, Microsoft said.
 
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