Monthly Archives: December 2014

FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge Hacking

The hacked are itching to hack back. So say a dozen security specialists and former law-enforcement officials, who described an intensifying and largely unspoken sense of unease inside many companies after the recent breach of Sony Corp. (6758)’s networks. U.S. … Continue reading

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Fake Android The Interview app actually banking Trojan

Malware-slingers have latched onto the torrent of publicity spawned by the controversial film The Interview by stitching together a fake Android app actually designed to swipe online banking credentials. Sony Pictures, stung by criticism that it had given into threats … Continue reading

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​Bad, bad Internet news: Internet Systems Consortium site hacked

Remember how just last week I told all you dedicated system and network administrators that you weren’t going to be starting your holiday weekend early because of a serious NTP security hole? Well, turn your car around and head back … Continue reading

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Hacked? Xbox and Playstation Networks Both Go Down for Christmas

Thousands of people reported Christmas Day problems on the Xbox Live and Playstation gaming networks, as a band of hackers took gleeful credit. The networks, which allow users of the popular consoles to play the video games with a wider online … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, but U.S. officials said Washington was not involved. U.S.-based … Continue reading

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Win32/Virlock: First Self-Reproducing Ransomware is also a Shape Shifter

Win32/VirLock is ransomware that locks victims’ screens but also acts as parasitic virus, infecting existing files on their computers. The virus is also polymorphic, which makes it an interesting piece of malware to analyze. This is the first time such … Continue reading

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Madonna thinks her computer was hacked

Turns out that the Material Girl has had her material stolen, and she’s blaming hackers! This weekend Madonna unexpectedly released six songs on iTunes from her upcoming album “Rebel Heart”. The release was unexpected because “Rebel Heart” wasn’t due to … Continue reading

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