Yearly Archives: 2013

Target faces second largest credit card hack in U.S.

Shoppers may be hesitant to head to Target this holiday season, after an estimated 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised after a data breach occurring between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

Defense against APTs: technology plus education

Malware, hacking, and other techniques are commonly used by cyber criminals in order to steal data from targeted companies.

Phishing, or trying to obtain usernames, passwords, or other sensitive information by impersonating a trustworthy entity, is part of 95 percent of all state-affiliated espionage attacks, according to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report. The organization reviewed 47,000 reported security incidents from the year 2012.

Government shutdown impact on information security

The first government shutdown in 17 years will undoubtedly put federal information security to the test.

Web Application Security on the rise as 2013 comes to an end

Almost a third of all security breaches are against web applications, and web applications and databases have the most records compromised yearly. So why aren’t applications being better protected?

FBI behind Tor malware attack to bust child porn activity

After serious speculation, the FBI finally admitted that it covertly took control of Freedom Hosting in July in order to identify the ultra-anonymous hosting provider’s users.

League of Legends' user info hacked

Hackers have breached the security of Riot Games, makers of one of the most widely played online games worldwide, League of Legends. The company notified users that their North American servers had been hacked via an email sent Wednesday.

Ex-DHS official launches cyber-security nonprofit

Jane Holl Lute, former Department of Homeland Security deputy secretary, will launch a cybersecurity nonprofit organization focused on both conserving open Internet and highlighting best practice for protection again cyberattacks.

Turkish security researcher claims responsibility for Apple hack

Turkish security researcher Ibrahim Balic now claims he was behind the attack Apple admitted to in a statement to its developer network last Thursday, July 18, saying that sensitive personal information of some 275,000 members may have been compromised.

Apple Hacked – complete overhaul of developer site

Apple admitted to an intruder’s attempt to get access to the personal details of Apples registered developers in an email sent out Sunday, Jul. 21 at 4pm to the Apple developer network.