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200M consumer records exposed in Experian security lapse  11 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Smooth words and a fake identity gave one man the power to compromise millions of private financial records belonging to US consumers. An ongoing investigation has revealed that a Vietnamese man posing as a private investigator was able to dupe Experian in to compromising data which could equate to millions of customer records.
 
Anonymous hackers uncover alleged proof of MtGox fraud from site’s CEO  10 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Following the MtGox Bitcoin exchange losing millions to a hack and filing for bankruptcy, anonymous attackers took over the personal blog and reddit account of MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles on Sunday. After seizing control, the hackers posted (Pastebin) a message to the two spaces detailing their findings and the reasoning behind the attack.
 
Report: Half of all exploits target Java  06 March 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Once upon a time, Microsoft was the favorite target of malware developers. As Microsoft improved the defenses in its software, though, cybercrooks moved on to easier pickings. Adobe was a prime target for a while, but Adobe followed Microsoft's lead and made its software more secure as well.
 
Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi  03 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers at England's University of Liverpool have created Chameleon, a virus that can proliferate via Wi-Fi as efficiently as the common cold infects humans. British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion.
 
Businesses told to lockdown Bitcoin wallets against malware threat  03 March 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Businesses considering accepting Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency should be prepared to battle a rising number of malware aimed at emptying digital wallets.
 
Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands  28 February 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Around two in five people who fall victim to CryptoLocker have agreed to pay a ransom of around £300 to recover their files, according to a survey of victims.
 
Bitcoins, other digital currencies stolen in massive 'Pony' botnet attack  25 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Cybercriminals have infected the computers of digital currency holders, using a virus known as "Pony" to make off with account credentials, bitcoins and other digital currencies in one of the largest attacks on the technology, security services firm Trustwave said.
 
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.
 
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