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New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot  30 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.
 
Tens of thousands of 'Watch Dogs' pirates ENSLAVED by Bitcoin botmaster  28 May 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Tens of thousands of pirate gamers have been enslaved in a Bitcoin botnet after downloading a cracked copy of popular game Watch Dogs.
 
A Hacker Is Using Find My iPhone To Hold iPhones, iPads, And Mac Devices Hostage  28 May 2014 
Source: Business Insider - Posted by Alex   
Mac, iPhone, and iPad owners across Australia are reporting that their devices have been digitally held hostage by a hacker, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
 
Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim  23 May 2014 
Source: Cult Of Mac - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.
 
Historic hacker attack on EBay happened 3 months ago  23 May 2014 
Source: NY Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
EBay Inc. said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised.
 
Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 million records  22 May 2014 
Source: Reuters - Posted by Alex   
EBay Inc said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised.
 
Hackers can 'un-brick' stolen iPhones  22 May 2014 
Source: Reuters - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two hackers have figured out a way to unlock lost Apple devices -- a boon for criminals with stolen iPhones and iPads. The hackers have discovered a method for bypassing a protective feature on Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) devices. Lost your iPhone?
 
Public utility compromised after brute-force attack, DHS says  21 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A public utility in the U.S. was compromised after attackers took advantage of a weak password security system, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security team that studies cyberattacks against critical infrastructure.
 
More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown  20 May 2014 
Source: CNN Security - Posted by Alex   
It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half a million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping. Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was one of them in a well-publicized case of hacking associated with the malware called Blackshades.
 
Chinese state-owned enterprises 'hired' military hacking unit  20 May 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A U.S. criminal indictment against Chinese Army personnel over alleged hacking describes how stolen intellectual property was funneled to Chinese companies, an unresolved question for analysts.
 
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