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The ongoing DDoS attack on GitHub, which has made the social coding site intermittently unresponsive since March 25, is essentially a side effect of an older operation from the Chinese government against a site run by the anti-censorship project GreatFire.org. Officials at GreatFire said that the attack on their infrastructure began on March 17 and involved […]
An APT group with its sights on selective targets, most of those in Israel, has been using an elusive malware implant to steal data from groups with state and political interests.
British Airways, one of the U.K's biggest airlines, suspended users' frequent flier accounts this weekend after an apparent breach recently hit the company.
eBay has fixed a pair of security vulnerabilities in its site that could enable attackers to upload executable files disguised as benign file types, construct full path URLs and then point victims to them through drive-by download attacks. The first bug resulted from the failure of an eBay page to check the headers of image files uploaded by […]
Uber user credentials are on sale on underground hacking forums, but the alternative taxi company says it has found no evidence of a breach of its systems.
More than four days after it began, the massive DDoS attack on GitHub is still ongoing. The attack has evolved significantly since it started and GitHub officials said they believe that the goal of the operation is to force the site to remove some specific content. In the evening hours of March 25, DDoS attack […]
Criminals have found a safe haven abusing legitimate processes, such as real-time bidding, implemented by online advertising networks to move exploits and malware, and build botnets and fraud campaigns.
Until yesterday, a popular networking library for iOS and OS X, used by several apps like Pinterest and Simple was susceptible to SSL man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks.
Collaboration providers Slack disclosed that a database storing its user profile information has been breached. The break-in has been stopped, and Slack announced that it has implemented two-factor authentication going forward.
FBI Director James Comey pleads with Congress to create a law that would allow law enforcement access to encrypted mobile communications on Android and Apple devices.
A large-scale DDoS attack, apparently emanating from China, has been hammering the servers at GitHub over the course of the last 12 hours, periodically causing service outages at the code-sharing and collaboration site.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news of the week, including the Android app-replacement vulnerability, the Windows privilege escalation bug and the Yahoo transparency report and the company's crypto efforts.
There are a series of vulnerabilities related to credentials and authentication in two of Schneider Electric's HMI products, and an attacker who exploits them may be able to run arbitrary code.
A critical vulnerability in a popular hotel and convention center Internet gateway from AntLabs called InnGate has been patched. The flaw allows attackers read and write access to the devices from the Internet.
Students from M.I.T. have devised a new way to scour raw code for integer overflows.
Yahoo received nearly 5,000 requests for user data from the United States government in the last six months of 2014 and disclosed some content in nearly 25 percent of those cases.
Cisco released its semiannual set of patches for its Cisco IOS router and switch operating system. The patches address 16 vulnerabilities.
GE has released a fix for a vulnerability in a library that’s used in several of its products deployed in critical infrastructure areas. The flaw in the HART Device Type Manager library could allow an attacker to crash affected applications or run arbitrary code. The vulnerability in the DTM library affects four of GE’s products, as […]
A default setting in both Windows 7 and 8.1 could allow local users to elevate privileges and in some situations, escape application sandboxes.
A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The letter, sent by […]