The big news for the past few days was a rather sizable Twitter hack, although it’s only a small percentage of the 140 million strong Twitter user-base – 250,000 is still a large number. If you were affected you will have received a password reset e-mail and will be prompted to change your password if [...]
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It’s been a while, but hey I’m back! So here’s a news story that caught my eye today – it’s been a while since we’ve reported on a Spear Phishing attack, and guess what? Yes, last time it was also perpetrated by Chinese, but it was targeting Google’s Gmail. Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On [...]
Well there hasn’t been a whole lot of news the last couple of days apart from the London riots – which don’t have much of a technical spin. The only technical part is that the looters/rioters etc seem to be organizing themselves using BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and Twitter. The former being rather smart as it’s [...]
It was just about a week ago when we wrote about the technical flaw in Hotmail and the fact that the Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail for some time. The latest news is some hackers have been targeting users of the Gmail service, specifically US government officials. This comes shortly after the news [...]
There has been quite a lot of chatter online about this case, politically there are long standing disputes between India and Pakistan and naturally these also extend to online wars – which inevitably end in defacement. The latest target from the group calling themselves the Pakistani Cyber Army was the site for the Central Bureau [...]
Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the [...]