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Backdoor.Miniduke!gen4

- Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspInject!gen1

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.IRCbotng!gen7

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.IRCbotng!gen6

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.LowSec!gen3

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Ponik!gen3

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Ratenjay!gen1

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cridex!gen2

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Necurs!gen2

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.PUA!gen3

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

SONAR.PUA!gen2

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Packed.Generic.464

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Nitol!gen3

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Decebal

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Ransomlk.AK!g1

- Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Plagent

- Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

Backdoor.Betwem

- Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptolocker.I

- Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Finfish!gen4

- Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Finfish!gen5

- Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Finfish!gen3

- Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Slordu

- Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Slordu

- Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Typideg.B

- Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Naymard

- Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Ponik!gen9

- Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Babonock

- Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

Downloader.Angler!gm

- Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen51

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Infostealer.Reedum.D

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Krysanec

- Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Freezer

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Ratenjay!gen3

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Preft

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Ponik!gen8

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Tubrosa

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Laoshu

- Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Rincux

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen130

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen50

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Backdoor.Darkmoon.G

- Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-0546

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Backdoor.Miras

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen49

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Trojan.Cryptolocker.H

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Ragua

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Necurs!gen7

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptdef!gen3

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Changeup!gen48

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Worm.

Infostealer.Retgate

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-2820

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Exp.CVE-2014-2823

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Exp.CVE-2014-4057

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.FakeAV!gen129

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

PUA.Maltrec.TS!g17

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Adware.Maltrec.TS!g34

- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Trojan.Volgmer

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.4e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Trojan.5e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.6e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.7e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.8e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.9e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.11e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.MegaSrch.10e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Tarma.12e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.MegaSrch.13e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.14e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.15e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.16e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.17e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.18e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.19e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Graftor.20e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.21e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Adload.22e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.OutBrowse.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.7e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.InstallRx.6e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.OutBrowse.2e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Soft32Dwn.1e

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Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.DomaIQ.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Heur.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.SoftPulse.3e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.AdGazelle.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Widdit.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.SAPE.Downware.1e

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:31:06 -0400

DENVER (AP) ? The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:56:05 -0400

The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoHealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient's consent, Apple's service gathers data from various health apps so that it can be viewed by doctors in one place. Stanford University Hospital doctors said they are working with Apple to let physicians track blood sugar levels for children with diabetes.


JPMorgan hackers accessed servers but stole no money: report

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:56:40 -0400

File of JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New YorkBOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers accessed dozens of servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co in a cyberattack launched in June, though no money was taken, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the investigation into the case. ?We are confident we have closed any known access points and prevented any future access in the same way," the paper quoted JPMorgan spokeswoman Kristin Lemkau as saying. ...


Canada ratifies China deal, may help smooth relations

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:54:24 -0400

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the ratification on Friday and said the agreement, designed to give investors greater legal certainty, would come into effect on Oct. 1. Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been strained by China's detention last month of Canadians Kevin and Julia Garratt on suspicion they stole state secrets and for threatening national security. The Canadians were detained less than a week after Canada accused Chinese hackers of breaking into a government computer network, a charge Beijing denied.

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:56:47 -0400

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell speaks at the Justice Department's Health Care Fraud Training Conference at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses geographic boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries to avoid prosecution if they buy and sell stolen card data outside the United States. The Justice Department wants Congress to make it illegal for an international criminal to possess, buy or sell a stolen credit card issued by a U.S. bank, no matter where the transaction occurs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.


Iran's president has not delivered on pledges of more freedom: U.N.

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:38 -0400

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Rouhani declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist, Jason Rezaian. Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper The National, who have been held for more than a month. Iranian officials have not specifically said why Rezaian and his wife were detained. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the U.N. chief said in a new report on Iran. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's annual report to the General Assembly on human rights in Iran, obtained by Reuters on Friday, also expressed alarm at the reported recent increase in executions in Iran. "President Rouhani has pledged to decrease restrictions on freedom of expression and to ensure security for the press," the report said. Rouhani, who took office in August 2013, promised in April that religious and ethnic minorities "must feel justice." Also in April, the head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights said members of the Baha'i community, which has been persecuted, were entitled to the same rights as all Iranian citizens.


Huawei Technologies uncovers corruption in internal probe

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:41:11 -0400

A man walks past a logo during the presentation the Huawei's new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China's Huawei Technologies in ParisBy Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], China's largest telecom equipment maker, found four employees in violation of the company's policies on corruption as part of an internal inspection, a source familiar with the matter said. In response to the findings, Huawei has held discussions with employees on what constitutes graft and affirmed the company's zero-tolerance on bribery, the source said, declining to be identified because he was not authorized to speak about the matter to the media.


Ex-tech officer at indicted money exchange pleads guilty to U.S. charge

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:13:09 -0400

By Bernard Vaughan and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former technology officer at indicted former digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty on Thursday in New York to a federal charge of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, became the third employee of Liberty to strike a deal with prosecutors. At a hearing in Manhattan federal court, Marmilev, who was responsible for designing and maintaining Liberty's technological infrastructure, said he was trying to protect the company from "hackers and identity thieves." Marmilev said he suspected a substantial amount of the funds Liberty Reserve processed were obtained fraudulently but that he "consciously avoided" confirming it. Liberty Reserve was indicted in May 2013.

Hackers can steal an astonishing amount of personal information in iCloud ?Nudegate? type hacks

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:20:42 -0400

Hackers can steal an astonishing amount of personal information in iCloud ?Nudegate? type hacksDuring Tuesday?s big keynote address, Apple never once mentioned the iCloud-related scandal that occurred in the week before†its†iPhone 6 announcement. But†although Tim Cook vowed to improve iCloud security in an interview soon after those celebrities? nudes popped online,†it looks like there?s still reason to worry. Ars Technica has published an extremely detailed look at how hackers can, or were able to, attack an iOS device without the user suspecting anything and retrieve a horde of personal data from iCloud backups. With the help of simple software tools that†are believed to have been used in ?nudegate? attacks, Ars managed to hack into iPhones and retrieve personal data from iCloud accounts of family members. The tools work best on older devices running


Cyber breaches rare among U.S. state-registered investment advisers -study

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:42:12 -0400

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in ParisCyber security breaches are rare among investment advisory firms registered with U.S. Just 4 percent of advisers reported having a "cyber security incident" during the years in which they have been registered in their respective states, according to a study by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Theft and unauthorized use of confidential data were problems for 1 percent of advisers, NASAA said. Also, fewer than half of the firms surveyed, or 44 percent, had policies, procedures and training in place related to cyber security.


5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked online

- Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:54:59 -0400

5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked onlineNo, iCloud isn?t the only popular online service that runs into security problems every now and then. FreedomHacker brings us word that roughly 5 million different Gmail user names and passwords have been posted online on a Russian Bitcoin forum and it looks like phishing scammers are already using the leak to lure in unsuspecting users to enter in their user names and passwords into websites that purport to help them figure out if their passwords have been compromised or not. FROM EARLIER: Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics The origin of the email addresses and passwords still isn?t known although FreedomHacker writes that ?many are speculating the email addresses were leaked


Home Depot stock dips on data breach fallout

- Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:17:22 -0400

Shares of Home Depot are under pressure Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. Attorney generals for Connecticut, ...

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

- Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:03:25 -0400

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Pay product in Cupertino, Calif. Some experts believe Apple Pay, with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the so-called mobile wallet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.


No sapphire on your new iPhone? China's Huawei has you covered

- Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:20:33 -0400

Visitors are seen through leaves of a plant as they walk under a logo of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. at the 13th China Hi-Tech Fair in ShenzhenBy Se Young Lee and Michael Gold SEOUL/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6 that some models would have the extra protection after Apple partnered in November with U.S.-based GT Advanced Technologies Inc , a mineral crystal specialist, to make sapphire materials for its devices. Apple said sapphire glass would be used on its first smartwatch. It also continues to use the durable material to cover the iPhone's camera lens and home button, but gave no hints as to if, or when, the glass would be used on iPhone screens.


Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline

- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:26:09 -0400

Growth worries, Fed jitters weigh on marketsAsian stock markets sank Wednesday following Wall Street's decline and weak Japanese machinery orders while investors mulled the timing of a possible U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei ...


U.S. states probe Home Depot breach, senators seek FTC investigation

- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:36:58 -0400

A shopping cart is seen in a Home Depot location in NilesBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. The retailer has yet to say what was stolen, though experts fear the attackers may have gotten away with more than 40 million payment cards, which would exceed the number taken in last year?s unprecedented attack on Target Corp . Home Depot said customers who shopped at its stores as far back as April were exposed, meaning the breach extended for more than four months including the busy summer season. An Illinois customer sued Home Depot saying the company failed to properly safeguard customer data from hackers, a lawsuit filed in a Chicago federal court showed on Tuesday.


Home Depot sued by customer over data breach

- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:36:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been sued over data breach by a customer, saying the company failed to properly safeguard customer data from hackers, a lawsuit filed in a Chicago federal court showed on Tuesday. The lawsuit comes a day after Home Depot confirmed that its payment security systems have been breached, potentially impacting its customers in stores across the United States and Canada. Illinois resident Kelsey O'Brien filed the lawsuit, seeking class-action status, compensatory and punitive damages and credit card monitoring services for a period of three years. O'Brien said he used his credit card at two Home Depot stores on May 19 and June 2 and had his personal financial information exposed.

Home Depot?s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on Target

- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:50:54 -0400

Home Depot?s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on TargetHome Depot already confirmed a few days ago it has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, without providing specific details about the number of users that may have been affected in this new credit and debit card data heist. The company on Monday again confirmed that hackers managed to get in its in-store payment systems, The New York Times reports, and the new attack may be even bigger than the similar breach that occurred in late 2013 at Target. FROM EARLIER: Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market According to a person close to the investigation, more than 60 million credit card numbers may have been stolen from Home Depot?s payment system. Comparatively,


Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft

- Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:48:41 -0400

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityBy Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc confirmed on Monday its payment security systems have been breached, a data theft analysts warn could rival Target Corp's massive breach last year. Home Depot said the data theft could impact its customers in stores across the United States and Canada, but there was no evidence that online customers were affected or debit personal identification numbers (PINs) were compromised. "It is important to emphasize that no customers will be responsible for fraudulent charges to their accounts." The breach was first reported by security website KrebsOnSecurity almost a week ago. It said the problem could extend back to April and affect all of Home Depot's 2,200 stores in the United States.


Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

- Sun, 07 Sep 2014 03:31:05 -0400

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iranian authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country's sole nuclear power plant, an Iranian newspaper reported on Sunday.

Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

- Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:26:24 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) ? Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ?nudegates?

- Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:33:10 -0400

Tim Cook pumps up Apple employees after ?exciting,? ?amazing? media eventOne of the downsides of so many celebrities using your devices is that you?ll share the blame when anything privacy-related affects them. Apple?s iCloud services have been blamed for the hack that resulted in multiple celebrities having their nude pictures leaked all over the Internet, although Apple later revealed that it wasn?t a widespread iCloud hack that?s actually to blame for the huge personal data leak, but rather other factors that are independent from Apple?s iCloud security measures. FROM EARLIER: Law enforcement iCloud hacking tool used in Jennifer Lawrence nude photos theft However, this particular picture leak has hit Apple a few days before its most important announcement of the year, prompting Tim Cook to step in and promise in


Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users, says Cook: WSJ

- Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:36:42 -0400

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers his keynote address at the World Wide developers conference in San Francisco(Reuters) - Apple Inc is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Apple will alert users through email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time, the report said. Cook said Apple will broaden its use of the two-factor authentication security system to avoid future intrusions, the Journal reported.


Huawei unveils phone with sapphire glass, finger-sensor, just days before Apple's iPhone 6 release

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:19:27 -0400

Huawei confirms sapphire display for Ascend P7Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] unveiled on Friday a slate of new devices meant to showcase the Chinese company's hardware technology, just days before Apple Inc releases its highly-anticipated iPhone 6 on Sept 9. Huawei, which began as a telecom equipment company in 1987, has rapidly transformed itself in recent years into the world's No. 3 smartphone maker behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple. Today it markets its devices as comparable to Samsung and Apple products, which are often viewed by consumers as the technological cutting edge. Huawei said Friday it would release a limited edition of its high-end Ascend P7 phone with a sapphire glass display - the costly but durable material that's been the subject of industry chatter following reports this year that Apple would begin mass producing devices with sapphire.


Hackers break into server for Obamacare website: U.S. officials

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:43:06 -0400

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustrationBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - An unknown hacker or hackers broke into a computer server supporting the HealthCare.gov website through which consumers enroll in Obamacare health insurance, a government cybersecurity team discovered last week, apparently uploading malicious files. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the lead Obamacare agency, briefed key congressional staff on Thursday about the intrusions, the first of which occurred on July 8, CMS spokesman Aaron Albright said. The malware uploaded to the server was designed to launch a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack against other websites, not to steal personal information, Albright said. In a DDoS, Internet-connected computers are so overwhelmed by malware attempting to communicate with their website that, unable to handle legitimate requests, they crash.


Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:06:53 -0400

Raindrops are seen on the logo of a rental bicycle sponsored by Barclays in LondonBy Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. The British bank said it has teamed up with Japanese technology firm Hitachi to develop a biometric reader that scans a finger and identifies unique vein patterns to access accounts, instead of using a password or PIN. Vein recognition technology is used by some banks in Japan and elsewhere at ATM machines, but Barclays said it is the first bank globally to use it for significant account transactions. Barclays said it is the start of a ramp up in its use of biometrics to provide safer verification systems that cut fraud risks from customers sharing or choosing obvious passwords, or forgetting PINs.


Hackers break into HealthCare.gov

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:12:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hackers successfully breached HealthCare.gov, but no consumer information was taken from the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans, the Obama administration disclosed Thursday.

Season's new phones are all about selfie image

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:28:09 -0400

Chris Weber, CVP, Mobile Devices Sales of Microsoft, presents the new Lumia Selfie App for their smart phones during his keynote speech during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) ? Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there.


Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:53:55 -0400

A woman shows the new Lumia 830 smart phone during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) ? Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.


Home Depot in contact with Secret Service over alleged breach: source

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:57:15 -0400

A shopping cart is seen in a Home Depot location in NilesHome improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been in contact with the U.S. Secret Service about an alleged major breach of customer and credit card data that came to light this week, a law enforcement source told Reuters on Thursday. Any investigation by the Secret Service appears to be at a very early stage, the source said. The Secret Service, which declined comment, usually is the lead agency in federal criminal investigations into complex breaches of credit card and other consumer data.


It?s time to get serious about mobile security: Here?s how to protect your Android phone

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:40:36 -0400

It?s time to get serious about mobile security: Here?s how to protect your Android phoneUnfortunate though it may be, the simple fact is that most of us don?t take mobile security as seriously as we should. The idea of running a PC without†antivirus software and malware protection is crazy to most people, but Android devices and other smartphones and tablets are the new frontier for hackers and malicious software makers looking to steal your private data. It?s time to get serious about mobile security. There are some mobile security issues that are unfortunately out of our hands. For example, we have to rely on companies to secure our data when it is stored remotely in the cloud. When companies like Apple fail to add†a simple security feature to iCloud that prevents brute force attacks,


Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:15:38 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) ? Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudulent charges.

Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative to backing up all your nude pictures

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:25:37 -0400

Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative for backing up all your nude picturesBleep is a smartphone accessory that has already passed its $20,000 goal on Indiegogo with 51 days left in the campaign, which means it will become an official product ready to fix two particular problems smartphone users have ? charging the battery of their device and simultaneously backing up their personal data on it. As the recent nude celebrities leak scandal has shown, backing personal data in the cloud may not always be good enough, especially if you?re not familiar with what you?re doing, and especially if you?re a public figure who?s†likely to be targeted by hackers dying to see you naked. So this is where Bleep could help. The device looks like a simple phone charger, and also acts


Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative for backing up all your nude pictures

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:25:37 -0400

Meet Bleep, a simple iCloud alternative for backing up all your nude picturesBleep is a smartphone accessory that has already passed its $20,000 goal on Indiegogo with 51 days left in the campaign, which means it will become an official product ready to fix two particular problems smartphone users have ? charging the battery of their device and simultaneously backing up their personal data on it. As the recent nude celebrities leak scandal has shown, backing personal data in the cloud may not always be good enough, especially if you?re not familiar with what you?re doing, and especially if you?re a public figure who?s†likely to be targeted by hackers dying to see you naked. So this is where Bleep could help. The device looks like a simple phone charger, and also acts


Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:19:58 -0400

FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, attendees play video games on the PlayStation 4 at the Sony booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony?s PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that?s a wakeup call for a world still coming to grips with cybersecurity: What goes down online can be equally if not more disruptive in the real world. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)TOKYO (AP) ? The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter.


US Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle stepping down

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:00:33 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan speaks during a news conference in Seattle. Durkan announced Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, that she's stepping down at the end of the month. Durkan was appointed by President Barack Obama and served five years as the top federal law enforcement officer for the Western District of Washington. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)SEATTLE (AP) ? U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan, who helped negotiate federal oversight of the Seattle Police Department after officers were found to routinely use excessive force, announced Wednesday that she will leave office at the end of the month. But she doesn't know what's next.


Home Depot hires 2 firms to probe data breach

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:28:50 -0400

Home Depot says it's offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to those customers who might be potentially hurt by a possible data breach at the home improvement chain. The ...

Almost all U.S. Home Depot stores may have been hit by breach: new data

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:01:21 -0400

A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaBy Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Customer data could have been stolen from nearly all of Home Depot Inc's stores in the United States, according to new information released on Wednesday by security website KrebsonSecurity. Brian Krebs, who runs the website, had said on Tuesday that the problem could affect all of Home Depot's 2,200 stores in the United States. On Wednesday, he said he found new evidence that the breach first surfaced on the website Rescator, where customer credit cards were listed according to store ZIP code. These codes showed a 99.4 percent overlap with Home Depot stores, he said.


Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:36:22 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) ? Apple shares are getting bit by a rival.

Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:18:04 -0400

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Edwin Chan and Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story corrects reputation.com CEO's last name to Fertik, instead of Fertike, on second reference, 15th paragraph) The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through the apparent hacking of individual iCloud accounts. Apple rushed to restore confidence in its systems' security, saying the celebrity photo scandal that also ensnared swimsuit model Kate Upton, actress Kirsten Dunst and possibly dozens more was the result of targeted attacks on accounts storing personal data and not a direct breach of Apple systems. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find My iPhone." The celebrity hacking that came to light over the long Labor Day weekend nevertheless ranks among the highest-profile public fiascos for Apple in recent years.


 

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