Recent IT Hacks and Outages
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Traditional malware attacks dominate 2012 | ITWeb

Traditional malware attacks dominate 2012 | ITWeb | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
This year, most attacks were redirects, the majority of which were from hacked legitimate Web sites, says Sophos.
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Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.
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Amazon, Google Cloud Outages Highlight Bigger Risk | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Amazon, Google Cloud Outages Highlight Bigger Risk | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Just when you thought the list of possible gotchas causing cloud outages could not get much longer, a post-mortem of the recent Amazon outage that took out Reddit and Heroku, among others, fingered a memory bug.
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State-Sponsored Hackers Disrupt Networks and Justify DHS New ...

State-Sponsored Hackers Disrupt Networks and Justify DHS New ... | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Last month Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims that unspecified reports coming from US financial institutions assert that hackers are “actively” attacking them.
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Infographic: Targeted-Attacks-via-Employee-Inboxes_WEB - Trend Micro USA

Infographic: Targeted-Attacks-via-Employee-Inboxes_WEB - Trend Micro USA | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
How hackers work: http://t.co/TwGmLrYl...
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Hack of tech journalist reveals flaws in cloud security

Hack of tech journalist reveals flaws in cloud security | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Security firms say some on Web are reluctant to add tough user authentication protocols.
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Securing WordPress against hacks

Securing WordPress against hacks | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
WordPress is the Internet's most popular content management system -- which makes it a likely target to be hacked. When I realized my sites had been compromised, I identified the threat and hardened WordPress with these steps.
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Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account

Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
On Friday, Wired writer Mat Honan recounted the tale of how his iCloud account was hacked which resulted in his iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air getting...
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Apple and Amazon Hacks: How to Minimize Your Risk | PCWorld

Apple and Amazon Hacks: How to Minimize Your Risk | PCWorld | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
A Gizmodo writer was the victim of an epic hack. Here's what you can do to avoid the same fate.
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Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too) - Huffington Post

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too) - Huffington Post | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)Huffington PostOn Sunday's episode of the Emmy award-winning show Homeland, the Vice President of the United States is assassinated by a group of terrorists that have hacked into the...
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Hackers claim 8,600 accounts infected in Tumblr compromise (update: Tumblr responds)

Hackers claim 8,600 accounts infected in Tumblr compromise (update: Tumblr responds) | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it

A growing number of Tumblr blogs have been hacked by notorious troll group GNAA, perhaps best known for its association with the recently convicted Andrew...

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Hackers create PixSteal Trojan to copy all photos from your PC, then blackmail you - Computerworld (blog)

Hackers create PixSteal Trojan to copy all photos from your PC, then blackmail you - Computerworld (blog) | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Hackers create PixSteal Trojan to copy all photos from your PC, then blackmail youComputerworld (blog)If a picture is worth a thousand words, then if hacker infects your computer with malware that steals pictures, what does your photo stash say...
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Lulzsec hacker pleads guilty over Sony attack - BBC News

Lulzsec hacker pleads guilty over Sony attack - BBC News | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
BBC NewsLulzsec hacker pleads guilty over Sony attackBBC NewsThe Lulzsec hackers did not profit from the data they stole, but court papers suggest clearing up after the attack cost Sony $605,000 (£376,550).
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Samsung Speedily Plugs Remote Wipe Flaw, Urges Galaxy SIII Owners To Update | TechCrunch

Samsung Speedily Plugs Remote Wipe Flaw, Urges Galaxy SIII Owners To Update | TechCrunch | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Yesterday we reported that select Samsung handsets running its TouchWiz UI were affected by a flaw that could allow them to be remotely wiped after clicking on a malicious link.
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Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk

Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Yet another new critical Java vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Security Explorations. This Java bug is even worse than the last and puts one billion users of Oracle’s Java SE (Java 5, 6 and 7) at risk.
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GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility | TechCrunch

GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility | TechCrunch | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
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14 cloud outages in 7 months who is next? - CIOL Feature

14 cloud outages in 7 months who is next? - CIOL Feature | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
Starting from Zoho's outage in January to Wikipedia's blackout this month, several business houses have suffered due to cloud connectivity issues this year...
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Gizmodo Twitter Account Hijacked by Foul-Mouthed Hackers

Gizmodo Twitter Account Hijacked by Foul-Mouthed Hackers | Recent IT Hacks and Outages | Scoop.it
The technology site Gizmodo's Twitter account was taken over on Friday evening for a brief period from approximately 5:15 to 5:30 PT.
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