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Computer hack sets off 156 sirens across Dallas

Computer hack sets off 156 sirens across Dallas

Written by on April 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A computer hack set off all the emergency sirens in Dallas for about 90 minutes overnight in one of the largest known breaches of a siren warning system, officials in the Texas city said on Saturday. Dallas’ 156 sirens, normally used to warn of tornadoes and other dangerous weather, were triggered at 11:42 […]

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FBI pursuing three separate probes in election hacking scandal

FBI pursuing three separate probes in election hacking scandal

Written by on February 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the […]

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Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

2017 is going to be a pivotal year with the rise in DDoS, with an average of one attack a month reaching at least 1 Tbps in size. In addition, the number of DDoS attacks for the year are expected to reach 10 million, according to the latest technology, media and telecommunications predictions report [PDF] from Deloitte. The […]

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AdultFriendFinder hack dumps dirty data on black market

AdultFriendFinder hack dumps dirty data on black market

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The AdultFriendFinder Hack compromised over 400 million accounts representing 20 years of customer data. The AdultFriendFinder hack reportedly compromised a massive 412 million accounts, email addresses and passwords from its websites, dumping them on the black market. Deleted account information breached and stolen The massive data breach shined light upon another sensitive matter: it seems […]

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412 million – adult – customer records stolen, and then some

412 million – adult – customer records stolen, and then some

Written by on November 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website LeakedSource.com. Compromised data includes nearly 340 million credentials for Adultfriendfinder.com, which bills itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” some […]

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Tesco bank back online, now to learn the lessons

Tesco bank back online, now to learn the lessons

Written by on November 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Retailer Tesco Plc’s banking arm said on Tuesday that 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) had been stolen from 9,000 customers over the weekend in what cyber experts said was the first mass hacking of accounts at a western bank. Tesco Bank said it had resumed full service after the theft, which forced […]

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Will Verizon get a discount after Yahoo hack disclosed?

Will Verizon get a discount after Yahoo hack disclosed?

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the real cost of a data breach is?  Verizon says Yahoo hack is grounds for discount. Just a few days ago we mentioned the Yahoo Hack, the biggest data breach known to date. Verizon said that Yahoo’s massive data breach that was disclosed three weeks ago was a significant event […]

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BAE says Bangladesh hack linked to Sony attack

BAE says Bangladesh hack linked to Sony attack

Written by on May 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Malicious software used in February’s $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank is linked to other cyber attacks, including the high-profile 2014 attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio, according to a new report from cyber security firm BAE Systems. “What initially looked to be an isolated incident at one Asian bank turned out […]

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Philippine central bank foils website hack attack after SWIFT news

Philippine central bank foils website hack attack after SWIFT news

Written by on April 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine central bank has foiled attempts to hack its website, its governor said on Thursday amid a warning from global financial network SWIFT about recent multiple cyber fraud incidents targeting its system. SWIFT’S disclosure came as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigated the February cyber theft of $81 million […]

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Compromised SWIFT software source of Bangladesh Bank hack

Compromised SWIFT software source of Bangladesh Bank hack

Written by on April 25, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a number of recent cyber incidents” where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. The disclosure came as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigated the […]

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