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The RU:8080 Gang Kicks Off a New Dropbox Password Reset Campaign The RU:8080 Gang Kicks Off a New Dropbox Password Reset Campaign

Email scams are often given away by poor grammar and typos. AppRiver, however, has discovered a new scam that looks more than usually professional. It's an email that says, "You recently requested a link to reset your Dropbox password. The old one is now marked as "dangerous".
21 October 2013

2014 SANS Training Calendar Announced 2014 SANS Training Calendar Announced

The SANS Institute has announced an enhanced calendar of training events across Europe for 2014.
18 October 2013

DDoS Attacks Getting Harder to Detect DDoS Attacks Getting Harder to Detect

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are getting harder to identify, and they will most likely be found to originate in Indonesia or China, new research has shown.
16 October 2013

BT, GCHQ and NCA Team Up to Uncover Next Class of UK Cyber-defenders BT, GCHQ and NCA Team Up to Uncover Next Class of UK Cyber-defenders

Looking to engender a healthy sense of competition and pride in future cybersecurity practitioners, and to woo new talent into the field, BT, GCHQ and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have announced their involvement in the 4th annual Cyber Security Challenge UK, a nationwide competition to bring more talented people into the British cybersecurity profession and address a critical skills shortage that affects government bodies, businesses and citizens alike.
16 October 2013

Hackers Target Mandiant CEO Via Limo Service Hackers Target Mandiant CEO Via Limo Service

Hackers are apparently stalking Kevin Mandia, chief executive of the cybersecurity company Mandiant.
15 October 2013

Universities, US Army Found $50 Million Cyber Research Project Universities, US Army Found $50 Million Cyber Research Project

Researchers from a swath of universities have joined with the Army Research Laboratory for a nearly $50 million collaborative research alliance aimed at developing what it calls “a new science” for making security-relevant decisions in cyberspace – without human decision-making.
11 October 2013

vBulletin Exploit Makes the CMS Rounds vBulletin Exploit Makes the CMS Rounds

vBulletin, one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) on the web and the engine behind many a discussion forum, is the target of a new exploit making its way into the wild.
10 October 2013

Microsoft Ponies Up $100K in First Bug Bounty Payment Microsoft Ponies Up $100K in First Bug Bounty Payment

Since Microsoft announced in June that it would be hitching its wagon to the bug bounty phenomenon, security researchers have been salivating over the $100,000 Mitigation Bypass Bounty, offered for “truly novel exploitation techniques” against protections built into the latest version of the Windows 8 operating system. James Forshaw, head of vulnerability research at UK-based Context Information Security, is the first recipient of this particular reward within the cash-for-exploits program.
09 October 2013

Fort Disco Evolves to Brute-Force Webmail Fort Disco Evolves to Brute-Force Webmail

A new variant of the Fort Disco malware, which has been attacking websites that are running WordPress, is now brute-forcing POP3 servers that are typically used for email authentication, and FTP sites. POP3 is of course employed widely, especially for Google’s Gmail and Microsoft Outlook (formerly Hotmail).
02 October 2013

Napolar & Solarbot Trojans Share DNA

A new malware dubbed Napolar has been making the rounds, but it turns out it has a close relative: the Solarbot Trojan, which has set up a regular Web address to hawk itself for $200.
30 September 2013

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