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May 27, 2014

iPhones and iPads Hacked, Held For Ransom

Owners of Apple devices across Australia have reported that their devices have been hacked and are being digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control, the Sydney Times reported.

iPad, iPhone and Mac owners in Queensland, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have reported having their devices held hostage, the paper said.

One iPhone user, a Fairfax Media employee in Sydney, said she was [...]

 
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October 26, 2013

Social Sharing App Buffer Hacked, Resulting In Scam Messages Being Posted

Uh oh! Social sharing app Buffer has been hacked according to a tweet on the company’s Twitter account.  So far it seems that the hacker(s) have gained unauthorized access to Buffer in a way that allows them to post on behalf of users who have installed the Buffer app and given it permission to post on their behalf on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Hi all. So sorry, it looks like we’ve been compromised. Temporarily pausing all posts as we investigate. We’ll update ASAP.

— Buffer (@buffer) October 26, [...]

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October 3, 2013

Adobe Hacked: 2.9 Million Customer Names, Encrypted Credit Card Data, and Source Code Stolen

Adobe just revealed its network was recently compromised.  In terms of the information that was leaked: 2.9 million customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and “other information relating to customer orders.”

While Adobe wouldn’t say when the breach occurred, they did mention that its security team discovered sophisticated attacks on its network “very recently.”  Additionally, source code for “numerous Adobe products” was also accessed.

Adobe says it has taken the following steps:

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July 21, 2013

Apple Developer Website Hacked, Sensitive Personal Information Not Accessed

We’ve just learned that the Apple Developer website, which has been offline for a few days now (since Thursday), was apparently hacked.  In an email to registered developers, Apple has informed them that while all sensitive personal information is encrypted and not able to be accessed, they have yet to determine whether or not other personal information such as email addresses, names, and mailing addresses were accessed.

The reason for the extended downtime from Apple is because they are working on overhauling their servers [...]

 
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April 26, 2013

LivingSocial Hacked: More Than 50 Million Customers Affected

LivingSocial, the daily deals site, has suffered a massive cyber attack in which more than 50 million customers accounts were affected.  Everything from customer names, emails, birthdates, and even encrypted passwords were accessed in the breach.  Livingsocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy sent his employees an that was obtained by AllThingsD which confirmed that hackers did in fact gain “unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers.”

All affected customers will be required to reset their passwords.  It appears that almost [...]

 
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February 22, 2013

Microsoft Hacked, Joins The Growing List of Companies

Well, it looks like no one is really immune from being hacked these days.  This evening, Microsoft came out and stated that they too, were hacked.

As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion.

Consistent with our security response practices, we chose not to make a statement during the initial information gathering process. During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by [...]

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February 5, 2013

NetSeer Hacked, Corporate Servers Infected With Malware

The Internet has been facing some serious security threats recently, it all started with the news of the New York Times being hacked by the Chinese, then the Wall Street Journal, then Twitter, then the Department of Energy, and now NetSeer.  If you’re not familiar with NetSeer that’s most likely because you never see their technology, but rather, you see the ads it serves.  Websites such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post all rely on NetSeer’s ad serving technology so when [...]

 
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February 4, 2013

Energy Department Victim Of Sophisticated Cyber Attack

The Energy Department was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack two weeks ago, the agency confirmed in an email sent to employees Friday evening.

The agency said that hackers penetrated computers and servers at the agency’s Washington headquarters and stole the personal information of hundreds of employees and contractors.

No classified information was compromised in the cyber attack, said officials who provided details of the attack to the Washington Free Beacon on condition of anonymity

Chinese hackers are [...]

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