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Phishers Put Old-School Twist on Online Scams  08 November 2013 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Anti Phishing Working Group is now lending its expertise to the IRS to help root out online and offline phishing scams that use a combination of e-mails and faxes to steal identities.
 
Implanted Bluetooth biochip gets under hacker's skin  04 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A "DIY cyborg" has a surgically implanted chip that reads his body temperature and delivers the data to a mobile device. Warning: his subcutaneous sensor might make your own skin crawl.
 
Hacker group claims to have looted $100k via SQL injection attack  23 October 2013 
Source: SC MagazIne - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A group of hackers, known as TeamBerserk, took credit on Twitter – posting as @TeamBerserk – for using a SQL injection attack to access usernames and passwords for customers of Sebastian, a California-based internet, phone and television service provider, and then leveraging those credentials to steal $100,000 from online accounts.
 
Jake Davis: The teen hacker who came in from the cold  18 October 2013 
Source: Independent UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As “Topiary”, he was the witty spokesman for the group of hacktivists once dubbed the “most-wanted cyber-criminals on the planet”. He acted as the chief promoter for Anonymous and offshoot LulzSec as they went on a high-profile hacking spree in 2011, targeting the likes of News International (replacing The Sun’s homepage with a fake story claiming Rupert Murdoch had died), Sony, the CIA, the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, the Arizona police force and even a website affiliated with the FBI.
 
Advanced attackers seen moving to sophisticated hacking technique  17 October 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sophisticated attackers could soon adopt an innovative technique for bypassing one of the most effective mechanisms for preventing a Windows security breach, researchers say.
 
Security vendor admits mistake in website take down  16 October 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Rapid7 has acknowledged that it waited too long to take the security actions needed to prevent a pro-Palestine hacking group from taking down two of its websites by sending a fax to the sites' registrar.
 
The 'autonomous,' hackable car  14 October 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
And that is both a good and bad thing. The almost magical capabilities of mobile devices help workers to be vastly more productive and collaborative, while keeping them much more entertained and connected during their off hours. A self-driving car could, in different ways, do the same.
 
Hackers move to create next Blackhole after 'Paunch' arrest  09 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security researchers Tuesday said reports of the arrest of the hacker behind Blackhole, one of the most widely used exploit kits on the Internet, is good news for IT operations and users. But it shouldn't be long before another hacker takes his place.
 
Hackers plunder Adobe source code and customer data  04 October 2013 
Source: The Australian - Posted by Dave Wreski   
SOFTWARE titan Adobe Systems has warned that hackers breached its defences and stole source code along with credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
 
Spear phishing poses threat to industrial control systems  26 September 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
While the energy industry may fear the appearance of another Stuxnet on the systems they use to keep oil and gas flowing and the electric grid powered, an equally devastating attack could come from a much more mundane source: phishing.
 
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