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New Instance of Pony Botnet Steals Virtual Currencies New Instance of Pony Botnet Steals Virtual Currencies

In December, Trustwave discussed a Pony botnet that had stolen 2 million account credentials (mostly website logins and email account credentials). Now it has discovered a new instance of Pony; but this time the botnet has evolved to steal virtual currencies as well as account details.
26 February 2014

RSA 2014: Art Coviello Addresses RSA/NSA Controversy in Keynote RSA 2014: Art Coviello Addresses RSA/NSA Controversy in Keynote

In the opening keynote at the RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Art Coviello, Executive Chairman of RSA, gave his first public comments about RSA’s relationship with the NSA.
25 February 2014

Android, ZeroAccess, Zeus and CryptoLocker Headline Top 2013 Threats Android, ZeroAccess, Zeus and CryptoLocker Headline Top 2013 Threats

As most are aware, 2013 was a banner year for malware targeting mobile devices, with Android being the dominant platform of choice for malware developers: Google’s mobile OS represented 96.5% of all mobile malware infections.
25 February 2014

Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone launched at MWC Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone launched at MWC

The privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone teased out in January has now been launched at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (MWC) with first shipments projected for June 2014. It is the product of Spanish hardware firm Geeksphone and US software company Silent Circle; with a website registered in privacy conscious Switzerland.
25 February 2014

Apple Issues Critical Vulnerability Patch for the Majority of its Devices Apple Issues Critical Vulnerability Patch for the Majority of its Devices

Apple released security patches Friday for iPhone 4 and later, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4th and 5th generations) and iPad 2 and later. This is a serious vulnerability, and users are advised to patch as soon as possible.
24 February 2014

CSA Summit 2014: NSA Surveillance a Pre-cursor to Police State, Says Former US Cyber Czar CSA Summit 2014: NSA Surveillance a Pre-cursor to Police State, Says Former US Cyber Czar

The CSA Summit at this year’s RSA Conference kicked off with a keynote by Richard Clarke, former presidential advisor. Discussing the recent NSA surveillance controversy, the counter-terrorism and cybersecurity expert declared technology is currently available for the US government, and other nations around the world, “to create a ubiquitous, omniscient police surveillance state.”
24 February 2014

Linoma Issues Major Update for Secure FTP Server Software

Omaha-based Linoma Software has released GoAnywhere Services 3.4, a comprehensive update to its secure FTP server software
21 February 2014

The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Forbes and Dumped 1 Million Credentials The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Forbes and Dumped 1 Million Credentials

In a brief statement, Forbes said it had been compromised; that email addresses had been exposed (so beware of phishing attempts); and that passwords had been stolen ('encrypted', but change them anyway); and that law enforcement had been informed. It doesn't name the attackers, but there is more to this news.
17 February 2014

Data Encryption Use Increases, but Key Management Remains an Issue Data Encryption Use Increases, but Key Management Remains an Issue

Although there are still major challenges in executing data encryption policies, the use of encryption continues to grow in response to consumer concerns, privacy compliance regulations and ongoing data breaches in the headlines.
11 February 2014

Whistleblower Blows Whistle on Barclays Bank Whistleblower Blows Whistle on Barclays Bank

A Snowden-style finance whistleblower, who seems to have grown a conscience, has blown the whistle on Barclays bank for the loss and subsequent mis-use of 27,000 files of detailed personal data on customers and potential customers. Those files reached the hands of rogue traders known as 'spank shops.'
10 February 2014

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