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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 2, 2015]

Former JP Morgan employee charged with selling customer information to thieves

The situation for a former JP Morgan employee is looking bleak as he is facing incriminating charges for selling sensitive customer banking information to supposed criminals.

"Skyline oklahoma city" by Urbanative - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Smart city technology could be potentially vulnerable to hacking

Hackers can exploit unsecured, vulnerable technology in cities to cause blackouts, potential disasters, and denial of service.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Password Alert, Google’s new form of defense against Phishing

Google releases a new chrome extension called “Password Alert” to combat phishing.

"Cmglee Cambridge Science Festival 2015 da Vinci" by Cmglee - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Teleoperated surgery robots are vulnerable to malicious hijacking

Researchers at a Washington University have discovered that it is possible for a hacker to potentially hijack a teleoperated surgery robot and ultimately control its movements and feed it commands remotely.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Chinese government seemingly blocked access to Facebook.net causing a DDoS scare

Web requests from China for a large number of websites were being redirected to wpkg.org, causing massive confusion.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Romanian police arrests cybergang who stole over $15 million from banks

The gang hacked into banks by cloning credit cards and then used them to withdraw money from various ATMs in several different locations.

Beware of Scam Mail (source: 123rf.com)
Security Knowledge [Apr, 30, 2015]

How to recognize the difference between a safe email and a scam

80,000 people are the target of email scams on a daily basis. Learn how to recognize safe emails in order to avoid losing your identity and money.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

US hospitals to use AC power probes to treat malware on medical devices

A new platform dubbed WattsUpDoc developed by Phd’s Benjamin Ransford and Dennis Foo Kune can be used to detect and treat malware on medical devices using AC power.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

University student jailed for using a keylogger to up his exam scores

Birmingham University student Imran Uddin is facing incriminating charges after using a keylogger to raise his exam scores.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

IRC botnets have evolved to steal passwords and avoid detection

A recent study unveils various types of IRC Botnets and their different infection and propagation methods.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Hackers can potentially hack WIFI systems on aircrafts to commandeer the plane

The FBI has discovered that it is possible for hackers to break into singular WIFI systems on newer model planes and commandeer the aircraft using their laptop computer.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Nigerian man accused of hacking a bank computer to steal $340 million

The man has been arraigned for hacking the server of a second generation bank and transfer the money to his personal accounts.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 24, 2015]

A Samsung Galaxy S5 flaw allows hackers to clone your fingerprints

A potential flaw has been discovered by Samsung on the popular Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone. This flaw will allow hackers to clone your fingerprints and gain access to your phone.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 23, 2015]

CozyDuke malware is being used to spy on high profile US organizations

Government agencies and influential individuals are being spyed on by CozyDuke. It is an advanced malware threat that is to be considered more dangerous than others. Find out why!

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

Arkansas Police send malware-laden hard drive to lawyer representing whistleblowers

An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

NY hacker sentenced to 3 years in prison for cyber attacks on DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works

A Staten Island hacker was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment this Thursday after he pleaded guilty to his several charges including infiltrating protected computer systems. The 32 year old must also pay US$ 2.7 million in restitution to DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works, the three affected parties.

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

How to stay safe on Facebook and avoid the top 5 scams

Scammers love Facebook because it provides them with a place to try out their scams in front of an audience of over a billion people. Many old and new scams surface on the network giant every day and many people get tricked. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 16, 2015]

Urgent! Update your Windows to patch several critical vulnerabilities‏

Microsoft releases a major security update fixing multiple critical vulnerabilities. This includes the remote code execution vulnerabilities in Office and IE, the elevation of privilege bug and more.