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Hackers may exploit holes caused by memory crashes

Sophisticated attackers could soon adopt an innovative technique for bypassing one of the most effective mechanisms for preventing a Windows security breach, researchers say.

Hackers steal customer information from PR Newswire

Hackers managed to steal a database containing customer credentials and contact information from PR Newswire, a major press release distribution service that's used by tens of thousands of companies and public relations agencies.

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Hackers exploit vBulletin Internet forum software vulnerability

The vulnerability allows attackers to abuse the vBulletin configuration mechanism to create a secondary administrative account, the researchers said Wednesday.

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Blackhole exploit kit author arrested in Russia

Russian authorities have arrested the main developer of the notorious Blackhole exploit kit, one of the most popular attack tools used to infect Web users with malware.

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Hosting provider LeaseWeb falls victim to DNS hijacking

Hosting provider LeaseWeb became the latest high-profile company to have its domain name taken over by attackers, highlighting that DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking is a significant threat, even to technically adept businesses.

7 top tactics of hack attacks

Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

British teen suspected in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack

Police secretly arrested a London-based teen last April in connection with the huge DDoS attack on anti-spam organization Spamhaus.

US charges 13 Anonymous members for DDoS attacks

The U.S. has brought criminal charges against 13 persons, said to be members of the hacker group Anonymous, for their alleged participation in cyberattacks as part of a campaign called Operation Payback.

EU government telco provider was subjected to major attack

The Internet service and telco provider to all the European Union’s official institutions was subjected to a malware attack that “no single company or authority could withstand on its own” admitted the company’s secretary general on Thursday.

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Hackers target social media, step up mobile attacks

Hackers are exploiting the lack of security basics among social media, mobile devices and even in business, reports an IBM X-Force analysis