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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.
 
The sky is falling! Hackers target satellites  14 May 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With that basic assumption in mind, IOActive decided to assess the vulnerability of communication satellites. In a nutshell, here's what it found:
 
Security pioneer Alan Solomon uses Linux to avoid viruses  12 May 2014 
Source: Computer Business Review - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Alan Solomon, creator of Dr Soloman's Antivirus, has admitted to using Linux to avoid viruses rather than try to combat them on Windows. His comments come after Symantec's Brian Dye estimated that antivirus systems do not even catch half of cyber attacks.
 
It takes a hacker to catch a hacker, cyber security experts say  06 May 2014 
Source: St. Louis Today - Posted by Alex   
It takes a hacker to catch a hacker. Thatís the theory behind the ShowMeCon convention of ďethical hackersĒ and cybersecurity experts at the Ameristar Casino.
 
5 easy ways to make a hackerís life harder  06 May 2014 
Source: MarketWatch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Itís really this simple: Once your data is online, itís ripe for the taking. That reality became painfully clear to more than 40 million Target Corp. customers, whose credit card numbers got hijacked over the Christmas holidays. In an attempt to salvage the department-store chainís reputation, the board yesterday removed CEO Gregg Steinhafel.
 
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