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Three Of The Biggest Credit Reporting Agencies Acknowledge Data Breaches

Posted March 13, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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The three biggest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. each have reportedly acknowledged intrusions into their systems following the revelation of personal data, including financial information, of celebrities and prominent figures on a website this week. Executives at Equifax, Trans Union and Experian acknowledged the breach to Bloomberg in a report published Tuesday. Tim Klein, a spokesman for Equifax, told the news agency that a hacker gained “fraudulent and unauthorized access” to at least four consumer credit reports at the…

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Security Experts Urge State Governments To Up Cyber Security Measures

Posted March 1, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The email sent to several thousand of state employees in early February looked official. It featured the state logo and a familiar warning that email access was about to be cut off because the employee’s inbox was too full. The email invited employees to click on a link to solve the problem. If an employee clicked, a screen popped up asking for more data, including the employee’s name, login and password. It was a classic spear-fishing exploit with the hacker’s…

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Database Insecurity And The Trends Of 2013Team Shatter Exclusive

Posted January 30, 2013 by Josh Shaul in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments

What is in store for us in 2013? What new threats should organizations be aware of? Are you next to be hacked? Let’s first take a quick look back at the events of 2012. In the past twelve months, the good news is that the hacktivists went away (mostly). However, we saw an increase of 45% over 2011 in the number of breaches disclosed, there were lots of new database vulnerabilities reported and patched, including one with a CVSS 10.0…

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Security Events In 2012 May Indicate What’s To Come In 2013

Posted January 3, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, DoS with 0 comments
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For all the apocalyptic prognostications, 2012 turned out to be a relatively uneventful year from an information security standpoint. A cyber Pearl Harbor did not happen. Stuxnet and its kin did not take out any power grids or shut down cities. Mobile threats continued to escalate and malware became more sophisticated, but none were as game-changing in nature as Stuxnet was. While there were still plenty of data breaches, including a handful of big ones, they were much smaller in scope compared…

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Top Data Breaches (That I Know About) Of 2012Team Shatter Exclusive

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As 2012 is coming to a close, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of the biggest and most interesting data breaches over the past year, to see how these attacks occurred, and how each organization was affected by the hack. The breaches from 2012 run the gamut, ranging from retail to government and from insurance companies to internet moguls. During 2012, we probably saw some of the most sophisticated and complex malware ever with Flame…

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Adobe Confirms Database Breach, Hacker Used SQL Injection As Attack Method

Posted November 15, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
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Adobe today confirmed that one of its databases has been breached by a hacker and that it had temporarily taken offline the affected Connectusers.com website. The attacker who claimed responsibility for the attack, meanwhile, told Dark Reading that he used a SQL injection exploit in the breach. Adobe’s confirmation of the breach came in response to a Pastebin post yesterday by the self-proclaimed Egyptian hacker who goes by “ViruS_HimA.” He says he hacked into an Adobe server and dumped a…

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A Look At The Top 4 Long-Term Data Breaches Of 2012

Posted November 8, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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So far, 2012 has been the year for skeletons falling out of the IT security closet. The headlines have been hopping with stories of companies whose networks and databases were thoroughly owned by hackers for months and years at a time, often undetected until government agents came to let them know they’d been compromised and had been for a while. Many organizations go to great lengths to keep news of these kinds of breaches under wraps if no regulated PII…

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South Carolina Department Of Revenue Databases Breached Via Two Different Paths

Posted November 7, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The hacker who reportedly accessed millions of South Carolina tax returns apparently breached state databases via two different paths, according to an official with an information-security firm hired by the state. Marshall Heilman of Mandiant said the attacker tricked a user in the Department of Revenue’s system into opening a file that then allowed the hacker to access the system, according to a report Wednesday from the Post and Courier of Charleston. Click for complete article >>

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Coca-Cola Co. Computer Systems Hacked, But Organization Never Publicly Disclosed Loss Of Sensitive Information

Posted November 5, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments
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FBI officials quietly approached executives at Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on March 15, 2009, with some startling news. Hackers had broken into the company’s computer systems and were pilfering sensitive files about its attempted $2.4 billion acquisition of China Huiyuan Juice Group (1886), according to three people familiar with the situation and an internal company document detailing the cyber intrusion. The Huiyuan deal, which collapsed three days later, would have been the largest foreign takeover of a Chinese company at the…

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Chilling Database Security Horror Stories That Show How Scary Exploits Can Be

Posted October 26, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, FISMA with 0 comments
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Database security may not be quite as sexy as a teenage party in a classic horror film. But when it’s done wrong, technology executives, CEOs, and customers alike would shiver at the consequences. Don’t think so? Then read just a few of the horror stories laid out by some of the grizzled penetration tester vets we quizzed here. Their exploits show how scary bad database security can really be. Click for complete article >>

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