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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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AMD Blog Site Hacked, Database Of Staff Information Stolen

Posted August 20, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Technology with 0 comments
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Advanced Micro Devices is the latest major company to be victimized by hackers, shutting down its blog site Aug. 19 after a group calling itself r00tbeer apparently defaced the site and stole a database containing information of AMD staff. The attackers reportedly announced the hack on its Twitter account after putting their logo and a link to the Twitter account on the site. The chip maker has since shut down the site, initially saying it was being taken offline for…

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Experts Say There Is A Need For Talented, Data Security Pros In The United States

Posted June 14, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Data Breach, Database Security, Technology with 0 comments
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Leading cyber experts warned of a shortage of talented computer security experts in the United States, making it difficult to protect corporate and government networks at a time when attacks are on the rise. Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company is working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals. Click for complete article >>

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Database Security TLAs Make Me LOLTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted February 15, 2012 by Josh Shaul in Database Security, General, General Business, Team Shatter Exclusive, Technology with 0 comments
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Did you ever notice how some markets go through never ending cycles of naming, re-naming and re-re-naming themselves? It feels like déjà vu all over again in the Database Security space as we see a whole new set of acronyms being rolled out to cover the same technology from the same group of vendors as we’ve named several times before. From Gartner, we are hearing DAM is dead, long live DAP. Almost simultaneously, Securosis launched DSP, abandoning DAM, and DAMP….

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RSA’s Art Coviello Looks Back On Last Year’s Huge Data Breach

Posted January 16, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Best Practices, Breach Costs, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
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RSA Security Chairman Art Coviello says customers still want to hear details about how the company so quickly detected the data breach that last year compromised its SecurID tokens. He also says businesses have been slow to pick up on new security models, many touted by RSA, that would help reduce the impact of successful breaches. Here is a partial transcript of a recent conversation Coviello had with Network World Senior Editor Tim Greene on those topics as well as cloud…

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12 Chinese Teams Thought Responsible For Most APT Attacks

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Concerned with the amount of U.S. intellectual property being stolen from corporate networks, a groups of security professionals sat down and compared notes on the various groups they tracked. They came up with an approximate tally of attackers targeting the intellectual property of U.S. and multinational companies: an even dozen, and all thought to be Chinese. High-tech firms, oil companies, and defense contractors have all fallen prey to the 12 teams out to steal trade secrets and sensitive or classified…

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Hackers Crack Steam Database

Posted November 11, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, e-Commerce, Gaming, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
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Steam, one of the world’s largest online gaming platforms with 35 million users across the globe, is reporting a breach of its customer database.”Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 6,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Steam parent company Valve, in a statement on the company’s website. “We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums. “We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to…

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Largest Hack in Swedish History Affects Politicians, Journalists Among Others

Posted October 27, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Media, Technology with 0 comments
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Login credentials for nearly 200,000 individuals, most Swedish citizens, have been exposed in what experts are calling the largest data breach in that country’s history. According to a report from The Local, a Sweden-based, English language news publication, a popular Swedish blogging platform, Bloggtoppen, was hacked with login information for around 60 Web sites hosted on that platform – an estimated 90,000 account passwords – made public via the twitter account of a 23 year-old Swedish Parliamentarian, William Petzail. Petzail,…

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Gameloft Pulls Plug On Web Games After Security Breach

Posted October 21, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Technology with 0 comments
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Gameloft, a Paris-based video game company that’s a leading mobile-game developer, acknowledged today that a security breach had prompted it to pull the plug on one of its Web sites. Reports began surfacing on the company’s Web forums earlier this week, suggesting that the GameloftLive.com Web site had been experiencing problems and that some accounts had been compromised. In a statement to CNET this morning, a Gameloft representative said: “Gameloft live Web version had suffered from a security issue. About 100…

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WineHQ Database Hacked, Passwords Stolen

Posted October 12, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, MySQL, Technology with 0 comments
WineHQ Database Hacked

Add WineHQ to the list of open-source projects struggling to contain a serious security breach. WineHQ, which manages software that’s used to run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X, confirmed the breach and warned that the intruders were able to hijack usernames and passwords. “What we know at this point that someone was able to obtain unauthorized access to the phpmyadmin utility. We do not exactly how they obtained access; it was either by compromising an…

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