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Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage

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Twitter is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts compromised in the last week as the site experienced “unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data.” Twitter tells TechCrunch that this is “not related” to the widespread,...
Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage

'Hollywood hacker' who targeted Scarlett Johansson given 10 years in jail

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Christopher Chaney, who hacked stars' online accounts, pleaded guilty to wiretapping and unauthorised access to a computerA federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who hacked into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other women to 10 years in prison.US district judge S James Otero sentenced...
'Hollywood hacker' who targeted Scarlett Johansson given 10 years in jail

FAQ: The Global Payments hack

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Global Payments announced Friday that 1.5 million credit card numbers from its systems may have been exposed after detecting “unauthorized access” into its processing system. Here’s a quick primer on the attack, what the reaction has been and what you can do to protect yourself. Read full article >>...
FAQ: The Global Payments hack

Barracuda moves to shutter backdoor access to its network gear

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Barracuda Networks released a new update on Monday to further mitigate a security issue that could have allowed attackers to gain unauthorized access to some of its network security appliances through backdoor accounts originally intended for remote support. The company apologized to customers for its design decisions that led to...
Barracuda moves to shutter backdoor access to its network gear

Cody Burleson: Gmail Starts Sniffing Out Scammers

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Cody Burleson: Gmail Starts Sniffing Out Scammers
Google Wallet hacked again; new exploit doesn’t need root access [video]

Court: Taking over employee's social media account A-OK under CFAA

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A federal judge rejected a Pennsylvania woman's argument that her employer violated a federal anti-hacking statute when it took control of her LinkedIn account after firing her. The court ruled the harms cited by the plaintiff were too speculative to pass muster under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)....
Court: Taking over employee's social media account A-OK under CFAA
iOS 5.0.1 bug lets users to bypass passcode and access iPhone contacts [video]

New Draft Of CISPA Announced: Some Progress, Still Big Problems

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The House Intelligence Committee has published a new draft of CISPA (pdf and embedded below), which includes the two amendments that were already approved, plus several other additions and changes. In some areas, there is genuine progress—in others, things actually seem to have gotten worse. Unfortunately, some of the biggest...
New Draft Of CISPA Announced: Some Progress, Still Big Problems

Australia charges man claiming to be LulzSec leader

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Australia has charged a 24-year-old man who allegedly defaced a government website earlier this month and claims to be the leader of LulzSec, a rogue inactive hacking group.The man, from Point Clare about 50 miles north of Sydney, was charged with two counts of unauthorized modification of data and...
Australia charges man claiming to be LulzSec leader

New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

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FBI The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut down a website advocating the mayor's recall after breaking into the online accounts of political foes. According to federal officials, Felix Roque, mayor of West New York,...
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

Scoop: Facebook wins legal battle against Power.com over spam, unauthorized access

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We’ve received word that Facebook has emerged victorious in court after a long legal tussle with Power Ventures, the VC-backed company behind now-defunct (and up for sale) social networking hub Power.com. We’ve since obtained the court judgment documents and have verified and confirmed with Facebook that it has indeed won....
Scoop: Facebook wins legal battle against Power.com over spam, unauthorized access
Patent Patrol: Is Microsoft Planning A Robust Mobile Device Future?

Israeli Bill Would Allow Secret Courts To Issue Confidential Warrants To Block Web Sites Allegedly Involved In Copyright Infringement

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One of the most depressing developments in recent years has been the gradual adoption of legal approaches to tackling copyright infringement that a few years ago would have been regarded as totally unacceptable, and the hallmarks of a tinpot republic run by some ridiculous dictator. Here's another example, this time...
Israeli Bill Would Allow Secret Courts To Issue Confidential Warrants To Block Web Sites Allegedly Involved In Copyright Infringement
LivingSocial reports hack that could affect data of 50 million customers
After the hack: FAQ for breach affecting up to 10 million credit cards

MICROSOFT: We Got Hacked Too!

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Microsoft has announced that it was the victim of a cyberattack, similar to what happened to Facebook and Apple. "We found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations," a Microsoft...
MICROSOFT: We Got Hacked Too!

RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

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RIM's own smartphones have been the target of many a "Mr. Blurrycam" snap, but a new feature could put an end to "inconspicuous" shooting, according to a patent issued today. The tool would be in line with the company's mission to protect corporations from security vulnerabilities, which include not...
RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'
iOS 5.0.1 bug bypasses security passcode to provide access to contacts and phone app
Apple releases iOS 6.1.3: Lock screen bug squashed, Maps improved

Apple reportedly shutting down for-pay iOS beta access

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It appears that Apple is getting more serious about putting the kibosh on unauthorized access to iOS betas. According to several unnamed website operators speaking to Macstories, a number of sites that purport to sell early developer access to iOS 6 have been shut down after the sites' ISPs received...
Apple reportedly shutting down for-pay iOS beta access

Orin Kerr And Members Of The EFF Representing AT&T Hacker 'Weev' Pro Bono During His Appeal

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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer is appealing his 41 month prison sentence (and its accompanying fine of $73,000). Many members of the security community have expressed concern with this ruling, especially in light of other CFAA cases. Auernheimer's exposure of AT&T's security hole doesn't really seem like the sort of thing...
Orin Kerr And Members Of The EFF Representing AT&T Hacker 'Weev' Pro Bono During His Appeal

Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

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According to a press release by the Greek police, its Cybercrime division has arrested an eighteen-year-old and identified two other teenagers it accuses of having defaced the Greek Ministry of Justice website. As you may remember, the attack was taken on the name of Anonymous as a protest against against the signing of the controversial...
Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data

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Another day, another hack. The email addresses of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users were accessed this week after a hacker got unauthorized access to Zendesk, which helps companies manage their customer service requests. No passwords were involved in the attack, said the companies, who are alerting their users tonight. Zendesk...
Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data
Should Facebook allow access by young children?
Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans To Introduce 'Aaron's Law' To Stop Bogus Prosecutions Under The CFAA

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There's been talk for years about fixing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which has been widely abused by law enforcement/prosecutors to claim that basically any use of a computer that did not fall under the explicitly allowed uses was a form of "computer hacking" -- and potentially a...
Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans To Introduce 'Aaron's Law' To Stop Bogus Prosecutions Under The CFAA
Flawed sign-in services from Google and Facebook imperil user accounts

Drupal.org hacked with account info exposed, third-party software to blame, passwords must be reset

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The Drupal Association reported today that an individual or a group of them gained “unauthorized access” to account information stored on its Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org sites. The organization blamed malicious code uploaded through third-party software and says that while user information was exposed, no credit card information was stolen. Additionally,...
Drupal.org hacked with account info exposed, third-party software to blame, passwords must be reset

Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages

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Users who signed into third-party Web or mobile applications using their Twitter accounts might have given those applications access to their Twitter private "direct" messages without knowing it, according to Cesar Cerrudo, the chief technology officer of security consultancy firm IOActive. The issue is the result of a flaw...
Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages
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