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Holy rejection: When spam filtration goes wrong

We’ve all lived with spam for so long, that we’re so tuned into the concept, that we often tune out the rejection process. While the Nigerian Generals will live long in the collective memory of the post-web society, there are more marginal situations where – to be honest – a …

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Banking malware targets Android users

Android has been reeling recently, after being targeted by several viruses and trojans. The latest spyware application known as Zitmo has been altered to target the Android Platform. Axelle Apvrille, an antivirus analyst for Fortinet has written a blog post on the subject. She says “Lately, there’s been an active …

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Senate site is hacked by Lulzsec

Lulzsec, a well known hacking group managed to break into the Senate website at the weekend. US officials have ordered a security review into the incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Lulzsec are a high profile group of hackers who have previously targeted Nintendo, Sony and Fox News. An …

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FBI partner site hacked

In the latest in a long line of recent hacks, an Atlanta based FBI partner site has been compromised with 180 passwords stolen and leaked on the Internet. The logins belonged to InfraGard, a public/private partnership which was dedicated to sharing information about threats to the US physical and Internet …

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Apple security patch bypassed same day with new trojan

Apple released a new security patch yesterday to stop the dreaded MacDefender malware that has caused a plethora of issues for Macintosh owners. Only a short while later however a new version was released which bypasses Apple’s security patch. The trojan is incorporated within a pkg file called mdinstall – …

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Is Amazon Cloud a breeding ground for hack attacks?

Earlier in the week, we reported that Sony were compromised by hackers renting servers from Amazon. This hacker used Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) service to attack Sony’s online entertainment systems last month. The intruder set up a fake name to use the account, and managed to get away with …

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Sony begin rebooting of Playstation Network

Sony have been working on bringing back the PlayStation Network, and yesterday they started a limited restoration, with further restoration in the plans for today. Sony have said they would begin bringing their PlayStation Network back online in the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and America regions. The network …

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Playstation hack came from Amazon EC2

Bloomberg news have reported that the hackers who breached the Sony Playstation Network security used Amazon’s web services cloud to launch the attack. According to the story, the hacker(s) rented a server from Amazon’s EC2 service and breached the network from there, mentioning an unnamed person with knowledge of the …

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Facebook deny Symantec ‘security risk’ report

Symantec recently wrote a report on FaceBook security issues, highlighting that millions of people had personal data at risk. Yesterday Facebook made a statement arguing with the points that Symantec published. Facebook spokeswoman Malorie Lucich sent out an email to ComputerWorld which read “We appreciate Symantec raising this issue and …

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WebGL exploit opening browser users to serious attacks

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is advising users of Firefox and Opera users to disable WebGL. An exploit means that machines can be remotely controlled by malicious users. The webstandard WebGL has a weakness which opens the browsers to serious attacks, including the remote execution of malicious code, according …

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Sony users: should you cancel your credit card?

With the recent news of Sony’s network being hacked and credit card information being stolen, should you cancel your credit card? With more than 100 million potentially affected worldwide how are the UK banks taking the news? Sony have said that so far, it appears that none of the information …

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Sony claim Anonymous may be behind attacks

Sony have said that the hackers who stole more than 100 million users personal details from the recent intrusion left a file implicating Anonymouse, the well known hacktivist group. Kazuo Hirai, chairman of Sony, said in a letter to the US Congressional committee that a file was found by investigators …

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Sony confirm credit card information was stolen

Sony have confirmed yesterday that the hack into their PlayStation Network is worse than first expected, saying that the intruder has gotten away with credit and debit card information. The hacker has broken deeply into the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as the Playstation Network and the Qriocity …

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Sony to offer freebies to appease customers

Sony have had a rough month, dealing with consumer backlash, after their PlayStation Network was hacked. Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s deputy president finally spoke out offering an apology while bowing “I am deeply sorry for worrying, and inconveniencing, our users.” Many say this apology is too little, too late. He also …

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