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April, 2011

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April 29, 2011  1:04 PM

Stolen PlayStation Network data includes CVV numbers; lawsuits filed

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

Hackers posting on underground forums claim the data stolen from the PlayStation Network includes user names, addresses, dates of birth, credit card numbers, expiration dates and card verification value numbers (CVV). Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security linked...

April 20, 2011  1:37 PM

New drive-by attack technique better evades signatures

ITKE ITKE Profile: ITKE

Drive-by cache attack silently loads malware into the browser cache By Ryan Cloutier, Contributor Researchers at Armorize Technologies have discovered a more sophisticated drive-by download attack that uses zero-day vulnerabilities and a technique designed to dupe...


April 19, 2011  11:30 PM

Microsoft releases first third-party security advisories

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Microsoft on Tuesday released its first security advisories for vulnerabilities its researchers found in third-party products: two in Google's Chrome browser and one in Opera. Both have been fixed by the vendors. The bug release was part of a broader announcement by Microsoft on its

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April 13, 2011  11:11 PM

DOJ and FBI shut down massive Coreflood botnet

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI said they disabled a massive, international botnet that snatched user names, passwords and financial information used by criminals to steal money. The Coreflood botnet is believed to have operated for nearly a decade and to have infected more than two...


April 12, 2011  7:53 PM

Barracuda Networks the latest security firm targeted by hackers

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

The security vendor’s corporate website was compromised via a SQL injection attack. Web security giant Barracuda Networks, acknowledged Monday that a

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