Social Security numbers and credit and debit card numbers were exposed in the breach discovered Oct. 10.
Open and misconfigured DNS (Domain Name System) resolvers are increasingly used to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to a report released Wednesday by HostExploit, an organization that tracks Internet hosts involved in cybercriminal activities.
The vulnerabilities could potentially have allowed hackers to execute malicious code
Spammers have found a way to abuse a URL shortener service destined for U.S. government social media activities in order to craft rogue .gov URLs for work-at-home scams.
Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with an average bandwidth of over 20Gbps have become commonplace this year, but very few companies or organizations have the necessary network infrastructure to deal with such attacks.
Attackers can trick gamers into opening malicious steam:// URLs that exploit security issues in games to execute malicious code.
Facebook users who have associated a mobile phone number with their accounts in order to enable the "Login Approvals" security feature can no longer be found on the website based on those phone numbers, the company said Monday.
An Arizona man has admitted his involvement in a May 2011 computer attack against the website of Sony Pictures Entertainment that was carried out by the now-defunct LulzSec hacker group.
Mozilla released Firefox 16.0.1 on Thursday in order to fix a publicly disclosed vulnerability and three other security flaws identified after the release of Firefox 16.
Attackers can abuse Facebook's phone search feature to find valid phone numbers and the name of their owners, according to security researchers.
Romanian national Manole Rzvan Cernaianu, known online as TinKode, received a two-year suspended prison sentence for hacking into computer systems owned by Oracle, NASA, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense and was ordered to pay damages totaling more than $120,000.
A variation of the recently disclosed attack that can wipe data from Samsung Android devices when visiting a malicious Web page can also be used to disable the SIM cards from many Android phones, researchers say.
Adobe plans to revoke a code-signing certificate after hackers compromised one of the company's internal servers and used it to digitally sign two malicious utilities.
Mozilla launched the first beta version of its browser-independent website authentication system, Persona, on Thursday and hopes to convince the Web developer community to give it a try.