Tag Archives: cyber security

Security Analyst: LinkedIn Cookies Grant Account Access to Attackers

The popular professional social-networking website LinkedIn’s has vulnerabilities that make users’ accounts susceptible to hackers who could break in without needing passwords, according to a security researcher who detected the flaw. News of the vulnerability emerged only days after LinkedIn Corp went public last week. Rishi Narang, an Internet security …

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Travel, Education Industries Most 'Phish Prone'

The top five industries most susceptible to cyber crime include travel, education, financial services, government services and IT services, according to a recent phishing experiment conducted among small and medium enterprises featured in the latest Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 listings. Cybersecurity awareness training firm KnowBe4 sent out a simulated …

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Romanian Hacker TinKode Claims Hacking NASA FTP Site

A Romanian hacker claims to have intruded a computer server at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and gained access to confidential satellite data, SecurityNewsDaily reports. The hacker, who goes by the name TinKode, last week boasted on Twitter about breaching the server. He also posted a screen shot on his …

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NJ Man Pleads Guilty to $4.4 Million VoIP Scam

A man who posed as an Internet telephone service wholesaler has admitted his role in a scheme to pilfer more than $4.4 million from multiple Voice over Internet Protocol service providers, the FBI’s Newark office announced. Vinod Tonangi, 32, of Guttenberg, N.J., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. …

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Eastern European Hackers Blamed for Omaha Credit Card Theft

Police in Omaha, Neb., are investigating an identity theft case involving hackers who stole personal information using customers’ credit and debit cards, ketv.com reports. Investigators said more than 50 victims from across the Omaha metro area were targeted in the last few days or weeks following a breach of security …

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DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns

Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary for Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced his resignation yesterday. According to the National Journal, Reitinger will leave his post June 3. In an email to DHS employees obtained by the National Journal, Reitinger states his reasons for leaving are personal, and …

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Qakbot Causes Data Breach at Mass. Unemployment Agency

Officials in Massachusetts say 210,000 unemployed residents may have had their personal information compromised after uncovering a computer virus that allowed hackers to steal confidential data, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers, Boston Herald reports. The W32.QAKBOT virus did not infect the labor department’s hard drives, so it could …

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Norwegian Military Targeted by Massive Cyber Attack

The Norwegian security police have launched an investigation into a cyber attack that targeted military computers shortly after the Nordic nation joined the Libya air campaign in March, The Associated Press reports. Between 200 and 300 computers were targeted in the March 25 attack in which “carefully selected” staff received …

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Israel Stands Up Cyber Command

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday announced the stand up of a cyber command to protect the nation against cyber attacks on digital infrastructure and to boost the competitiveness of local industries specializing in high-tech security, Reuters reports. The new National Cybernetic Taskforce will have access to a budget of …

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CGI Federal Wins $34 Million EPA Cyber Deal

CGI Federal Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB), has inked a $34 million deal to provide EPA a new cybersecurity approach, leveraging the firm’s recently expanded cyber capabilities. Under the task order, CGI will partner with the agency to develop and adopt a new strategy focused …

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US Intel to Open Cyber Office in Estonia

U.S. intelligence is scheduled to open an office in Tallinn, Estonia, this week to help fight the battle against cyber crime, the U.S. embassy in Estonia announced today. “Estonia was selected as the site for the new Secret Service office due to both the investigative nexus it provides in combating …

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Turkish Daily Cyber Attacked

The website of the Istanbul-based left-wing Birgün newspaper was hit Monday by a distributed denial-of-service attack, making access to the site near-impossible, BIA News reports. Birgun.net has been the target of similar attacks in the past and is now working on determining the source and on preventing more attacks. “We …

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