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Memory Magic: Hardware Bit Flipping Attack

You probably know by now that I like clever, surprising results. I thought this one was clever. From a Wired article http://www.wired.com/2015/03/google-hack-dram-memory-electric-leaks/ :

In a post on its Google Project Zero security blog Monday, a group of the company’s researchers revealed new hacker exploits that take advantage of what’s known as the “Rowhammer” technique. 247 more words

CareFirst Says Cyber Attack Stole Data of 1.1 Million Users

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which sells health insurance in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, said on Wednesday that a cyber attack compromised the data of 1.1 million current and former members. 203 more words


CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

UPDATED: May 20, 2015 8:15 p.m.

NEW YORK — Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says hackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people. 303 more words


St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Made It Easy For The 'Bad Guys'

According to Venafi, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis gave cyber criminals the best possible chance to take advantage.

Their inconsistent use of SSL/TLS and digital certificates was to blame, which resulted in easy redirections to fake sites. 358 more words


Google Maps' cyber-racism hack locates White House after 'N***a house' search

Cyber racism is nothing new, and the purveyors of online hate are at it again. If you don’t believe it, just go to Google Maps on your smartphone or computer and type in the words “ni**a house Washington” or “ni**er king” or even “ni**er house.” And what do you get?  461 more words


The hacking attack #GoldenHour: Why do businesses need to react to threats within 60 minutes?

A recent report written by Enterprise Strategy Group (and commissioned by Intel Security), reveals slow responses to cyber-attacks from enterprises are leaving companies vulnerable to targeted online crime. 811 more words


Oil & Gas Firms Hit By Cyberattacks That Forgo Malware

New spin on the ‘Nigerian scam’ scams crude oil buyers out of money with bait-and-switch. An unusual type of targeted attack underway for two years uses legitimate Windows file functions and a few homemade scripts – but no malware – to infiltrate companies in the oil and gas maritime transportation industry. 34 more words