Tag Archive | "data-security"


13 November 2008 | 5,978 views

Express Scripts Offers $1million Reward for Cyber Extortionists

This is an interesting story, I’ll be watching how it develops – it’s not often you see a bounty for online crimes and especially one as enticing as 1 million dollars! That’s a hell of a sum for nailing down some dodgy hackers who are running an extortion scam after a data leak. I really […]

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14 October 2008 | 10,974 views

Hacker Posts List of Compromised User Accounts Online

It seems that people are truly shocked when their identities get exposed, and the vast majority use the same single password for ALL of their online accounts. That’s just crazy! A ‘kind-hearted’ hacker recently exposed a bunch of online accounts (with passwords) to gain himself more status in a hacker forum (l33t sk1llz dudebro!). WHEN […]

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08 October 2008 | 4,306 views

MI6 Sells Digital Camera on Ebay Containing Terrorist Images

Another classic data leakage….and once again it happened on Ebay! This time it’s a British agency known as MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) demonstrating a distinct lack of intelligence. How on earth does something like even happen? Even smaller agencies and companies I’ve worked with have rigorous data destruction policies when old equipment is recycled or […]

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02 May 2008 | 6,968 views

US Really Owns Your Data Now!

A while back we reported how US customs owns your data, now it’s getting even worse. 10 days ago the US appeals court gave them rights to COPY all your data without notice even if there are no suspicions. Anyone want to talk about dilution of intellectual property? Privacy? Or just basic human rights.. In […]

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07 March 2008 | 7,533 views

Ferret Version 1.1 – Data Seepage Detection Tool

Ferret works on the concept of “data seepage”: bits of benign data that people willingly broadcast to the world (as opposed to “leakage”, which is data people want to hide from the world). Examples of data seepage are what happens when you power-on your computer. It will broadcast to the world the list of WiFi […]

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28 September 2007 | 6,439 views

TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History

This case has been going on for a while but obviously hush hush, being that it is the largest breach of customer data in U.S. History. The details of the case have only started emerging in the last couple of months. Information Week published a good article covering what has been going on recently. Amazing […]

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30 July 2007 | 4,521 views

Hackers Steal U.S. Government Corporate Data from PCs – AGAIN

Seems like a social engineering type attack again relying on human ignorance and stupidity. Based around some kind of malware reporting back to a central repository. Remember kids if a deal is too good to be true…it isn’t. Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. companies by seducing employees with […]

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08 May 2007 | 4,931 views

GFI Free Endpoint Scanner – Online Portable Storage Device Scanning

Recently GFI launched a free, online portable storage device scanner called EndPointScan. http://www.endpointscan.com EndPointScan, is an industry-first, free online service that allows anyone to check what devices are or have been connected to computers on their network and by whom. Using this diagnostic tool, one can identify those areas where the use of portable storage […]

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07 September 2006 | 125,098 views

Hacking Still Can’t Outdo Stupidity for Data Leaks

Can you believe this the provincial government in British Columbia has managed to auction off a set of data tapes containing people’s social insurance numbers, dates of birth and medical records among other information. The provincial government has auctioned off computer tapes containing thousands of highly sensitive records, including information about people’s medical conditions, their […]

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21 June 2006 | 18,656 views

Google’s Orkut Hit by Data Stealing Worm – Mw.Orc

So just a few days about there was a new MSN Worm – BlackAngel.B, before that the Yahoo! e-mail worm, long before that of course the MySpace worm and a few others not notable enough to mention. And of course plenty of nasty Trojans. A new Internet worm capable of stealing bank details and other […]

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