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Operation Huyao Makes Phishing Easier For Hackers

Just as we’re preparing for the holiday season, hackers have come up with their own way to celebrate. They have devised a new way to catch unsuspecting online shoppers with phishing techniques to steal their personal and financial information. The new technique, named Operation Huyao by Trend Micro researchers, allows hackers to create almost perfect Read More

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Shadowcrew Vendor Jailed for 30 Months After Decade on the Run

A Bulgarian national has been sentenced to 30 months in prison by a New Jersey court for his role in Shadowcrew, a former cybercrime forum that bought and sold stolen credit card details. Aleksi Kolarov (32) had been on the run for nearly ten years but pleaded guilty to the charges against him, including identity Read More

Thousands of Card Details Compromised at Sourcebooks

Hackers have compromised the online shopping platform for book publishers Sourcebooks, potentially lifting payment information from over 5,000 customers. The company has sent out notification letters to customers warning them of the breach occurring between April 16 and June 19, where “authorized parties” accessed credit card details. This included card numbers, card verification value (CVV), Read More

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Potential Flaw Revealed in Amazon’s Kindle Security

German Internet security professional Benjamin Mussler has detected a potential flaw in Amazon’s Kindle website that hackers can exploit to access user data. A hacker can exploit this vulnerability when users download malicious eBooks. Benjamin Mussler was the first to discover this flaw in October 2013, which Amazon fixed in December. Mussler says that users Read More

Bartell Hotels Breach Affects 40,000 Customers

A hotel chain in San Diego has been struck by an attacker targeting its payments systems and some 40,000 customers’ credit card details are at risk. Bartell Hotels posted on their website that the incident took place between February 16 and May 13 of this year, lifting names and credit card details from five hotels Read More

Potential Flaw Revealed in Education Website Coursera

One of the most popular education platforms on the Internet, Coursera, has more than nine million students. Unfortunately, it also suffers from several critical issues that put the information of its students at risk. Jonathan Mayer, a computer science instructor at Stanford, says that any teacher registered with the site can download the entire database Read More

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Reduce Lag and Improve Game Connection with VPN

Whether it’s about leaching a torrent or for accessing the sites blocked by our ISP, VPNs are used by millions of users all over the world. But what about the gamer community… the hardcore gaming freaks who fight virtual battles to kill enemies or to take over a mystical land? Is a VPN service useful Read More

GOZ is Back in a New and Powerful Avatar

An ongoing study reveals that newGOZ, the hottest incarnation of Zeus, makes use of a domain generated algorithm instead of the previously-used P2P command-and-control system. This significant change can force the cybercriminals to work overtime. The security firm Arbor Networks reveals that this latest change in newGOZ has increased the infection rate by 1,879 percent. Read More

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PF Chang’s Confirms Data Breach

Chinese restaurant chain PF Chang’s has confirmed that they have been the victim of a security breach and customers’ credit and debit card information has been stolen. Most interestingly, the company said that they are now using traditional manual credit card imprinting systems for the time being. The company released a statement on Thursday informing Read More

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Study Finds Pirate Sites Riddled With Malware

A study conducted by anti-piracy group Incopro, that’s Intelligent Content Protection by the way, has discovered that pirate sites that 90 percent of piracy sites are rife with malware and other threats. For a regular user of such sites, this might not come as too surprising as navigating such a site can often be like Read More

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