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  • Microsoft accessed Hotmail account to uncover internal leaker

    21.03.2014

    This week's charging of a former Microsoft employee for stealing the company's trade secrets could have passed almost unnoticed were it not for an important detail revealed in the court filing: in order to discover his identity, Microsoft has resorted to rifling through another person's private Hotmail account.

  • Risks and opportunities of personal data, privacy, and trust

    20.03.2014

    The increased number of stories on data breaches in the news today has many implications, for consumers it’s an increased risk of financial loss, identity theft and personal privacy erosion.

  • Sally Beauty payment card data breach confirmed

    18.03.2014

    International cosmetics retailer Sally Beauty Holdings has confirmed that it has suffered a data breach that resulted in the possible theft of payment card data stored in their systems.

  • Target failed to act on malware alerts and signs of breach

    14.03.2014

    The massive Target data breach could have easily been prevented if only its IT team had the good sense to thoroughly check out the alerts it received from the $1.6 million malware detection tool by FireEye that was deployed less than a year before the breach.

  • EC-Council discloses hack of customer email accounts

    13.03.2014

    The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), an organization that provides training and certifications for security professionals, has finally shared some more details about how their website was defaced in February.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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