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The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says read more »

Cyberespionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

The group targeted military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and media organizations, researchers from Trend Micro said read more »

Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text read more »

Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner read more »

Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The cloud services company detected 17 DDoS attacks in the third quarter that generated traffic of more than 100 Gbps read more »

Cancer Research UK: ‘We thought the #nomakeupselfie campaign was a DDoS attack’

The charity is rolling out its BYOD strategy using Citrix XenMobile read more »

Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say read more »

Vietnam police hunt hackers behind mass outage

Websites linked to VCCorp were hit by malware in one of the country's biggest-ever attacks read more »

Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications soon

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down SSL 3.0 for good read more »

Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces read more »

Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit. read more »

Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

The malicious ads exploited vulnerabilities to install the CryptoWall ransomware on computers, researchers from Proofpoint said read more »

Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

The Koler ransomware locks the device screen and displays fake messages from police agencies read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Apple's iCloud service recently faced a hacking attack in China read more »

Teradata: We must nail the data privacy issue and not rely on governments

Consumers should have a say in how their data is collected read more »

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group. read more »

Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

The most common targets are gaming, software and media companies read more »

Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw, publishes quick fix

Attacks are under way using PowerPoint file, the company said read more »

Google extends two-factor authentication with physical USB keys

Google Chrome gets support for new authentication protocol called Universal 2nd Factor read more »

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found read more »


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