The TeamSHATTER blog is now part of Spiderlabs – Anterior
The TeamSHATTER blog is now part of Spiderlabs – Anterior
Posted 3 years ago

Many of you are probably already aware of the acquisition of Application Security, Inc. by Trustwave. As part of the acquisition, we are pleased to announce that TeamSHATTER is combining…

TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the October 2013 Oracle CPU
TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the October 2013 Oracle CPU
Posted 4 years ago

It’s the second Tuesday in October, so it is Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) time. The October 2013 CPU contains 127 fixes across Oracle’s Database, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business…

TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the July 2013 Oracle CPU
TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the July 2013 Oracle CPU
Posted 4 years ago

It is Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) time, so lace up your patching gloves. The July 2013 CPU contains 89 fixes across Oracle’s Database, Fusion Middleware, Hyperion, Enterprise Manager, E-Business…

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

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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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Why You Should Make Database Security The #1 Resolution In 2013

Posted December 20, 2012 by in Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments
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As the IT community struggles to push itself off the proverbial mat–bloodied and beaten by yet another 365 days of bruising data breaches–now’s the time to start thinking about a new year of security resolutions. Considering that the weak state of many enterprises’ database infrastructures has been the glass jaw to suffer the bulk of the knockout breaches of 2012, it makes sense to put database security at the top of the list of 2013 resolutions. The question is whether…

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Report Shows Threat Of Espionage Attacks Becoming More ‘Persistent, Pervasive, And Insidious’

Posted December 13, 2012 by in Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments
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Attempts by foreign governments, individuals and government-associated groups to steal intellectual property, state secrets and other sensitive data from U.S. companies and government agencies are ratcheting up and government officials say the threat has become especially “persistent, pervasive, and insidious” in the last couple of years. Much of the threat is coming from China and other countries in East Asia, and officials say they expect economic espionage activity from that region to continue to focus on the theft of IT, aerospace…

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Team Ghostshell Takes Credit For 1.6 Million Accounts And Records Stolen

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The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the defense industry and banking. Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information included NASA’s Center For Advanced Engineering, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Information Network, the FBI’s Washington division in Seattle, the Federal Reserve and Interpol. Taken from about 40 websites, the information is reported to have…

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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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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Hacked, Reports Data For Over 1.1 Million Americans Exposed

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A Nationwide Mutual Insurance data breach that took place on October 3 apparently affected over a million Americans. The company reported to the North Carolina Attorney General that 1.1 million American customers may have been affected by the data breach, conducted by an unknown party and potentially from overseas. Click for complete article >>

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Small Physician Offices Are Primary Source Of Health Care Related Data Breaches

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Small physician practices, much like their small commercial business counterparts, have been the primary source of health care related data breaches, according to an analysis of breaches from 2009 to October 2012 released today by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). These smaller medical offices, usually well under 100 employees, lack the IT or information security resources to adequately deal with a wide array of cybercriminals eyeing electronic health records and personal information that has considerable value in the black…

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Western Connecticut State University Confirms Data Breach Exposing Personal Information Of 235,000

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Western Connecticut State University said Thursday it is in the process of notifying about 235,000 students, their families and others that their personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized access by a computer system vulnerability that has since been corrected. The Danbury, Conn.-based university said it has no evidence records were inappropriately accessed. It said the vulnerability existed from April 2009 to September 2012 and potentially exposed information, including Social Security numbers of those whose records were collected by…

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Top Federal And Local Government Data Breaches Of 2012

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With federal and local government agencies suffering the brunt of Anonymous protests, targeted phishing attacks leading to privilege escalation, and highly effective SQL injection attacks granting wide-scale access to information, citizen privacy definitely took a hit in 2012. 1. South Carolina More than 3.3 million unencrypted bank account numbers and 3.8 million tax returns were stolen in a wide-ranging attack against the South Carolina Department of Revenue that all started through a state employee falling for a phishing attack that…

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Maine Construction Company And Bank Settle Dispute Over $345,000 Online Banking Heist

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A Maine construction company that sued its bank after losing $345,000 in an online banking heist has settled its dispute after a protracted legal battle that raised questions about the bank’s responsibility in protecting customer accounts against cyber fraud. The settlement between Patco Construction and People’s United Bank (formerly Ocean Bank) comes about four months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit faulted the bank’s security measures at the time of the theft and advised the two…

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