Domain registrar and web hosting company Name.com, part of the Demand Media group, has suffered a data breach.
Crooks have apparently made off with data up to and including credit card numbers...but it sounds as though everything was encrypted, which is a silver lining.
Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.
Kudos for good security practices, guys.
In The Social Network, the movie version of Zuckerberg could shout, "WE NEVER CRASH!"
I bet the real-life Zuckerberg wishes he could say, "We never get hacked..."
An internal Federal Reserve site was hacked on Sunday. The personal details on 4,000 US bankers were exposed.
Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon - a new, AI-enabled rocket - and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It's only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that's plagued the agency.
A hacker claims he was disclosing a security flaw responsibly.
But IRC transcripts show that the Goatse hacking group was instead musing about shorting AT&T stock, discussed selling 120,000 email addresses to spammers, and never told AT&T about the vulnerability in the first place.
The space agency is now, finally, after yet another unencrypted laptop theft, scrambling to require full disk encryption agency-wide.
An allegedly Egyptian hacker going by the name ViruS_HimA has allegedly hacked into Adobe.
Wherever the data actually comes from, it reveals yet more poor password hygiene at both the client and the server...find out just how bad.
FoxNews leads today with a story entitled "Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer."
It sounds very dramatic, but which computer? What attack? Where in China? Find out the story behind the story.
R00tbeer is back, we're sorry to say. This time the victim is Dutch technology giant Philips.
Paul Ducklin looks at some of the mistakes made by Philips, cracks some of the stolen hashes to remind you about password choice, and keeps us mindful of the real offenders here.
A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox users started noticing an upturn in spam to email addresses they'd only ever used for Dropbox.
Understandably, they wanted to know, "Why?"
The annual BlackHat conference in Las Vegas prides itself as "the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow's information security landscape."
That may well be. But this year's event has kicked off with a giant security boo-boo.
The studio behind Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Champions Online suffered a user account database breach 16 months ago... and is only warning users about it now.
The wrangle between Indian cybercrew The Lords of Dhamaraja and Symantec over a source code breach in 2006 continues.
Whatever happened, the fact remains: this was a cybercrime and the "hackers" are the crooks.
A phishing campaign targeting users of Telstra Bigpond, Australia's largest ISP, is urging users to confirm their billing information or risk suspension.
All pretty run-of-the-mill, but neatly timed given that Telstra suffered a data breach of customer information last Friday.
Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!
This episode: the German Bundestrojaner controversy, Sony breached (again!), Duqu dubbed "Son of Stuxnet", OS X anti-anti-virus and Microsoft videos hacked.
Even if you are one of the
several many entirely law-abiding users of BitTorrent, the mothership company Bittorrent, Inc. may recently have put you in harm's way.
The Linux world is in a bit of a security spinout at the moment.
Could this be the moment that you finally decide to try OpenBSD?