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eBay Users Should Change Password due to Breach

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 - Information Security  

All eBay users should change their passwords immediately.  Due to a security breach, customer account information for eBay’s millions of users has been compromised.  To reset your password, here is the eBay password-reset page link . In a post yesterday on the company’s official blog, eBay said the “database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay […]

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Popular Live-Blogging Site Says Data Files Were Breached

Posted: January 17th, 2012 - Information Security  

CoveritLive, a popular, Web-based live-blogging program used worldwide, said Friday it has discovered that “certain proprietary data files” of its users “were accessed without authorization,” but that “no financial account information has been compromised. We have not yet determined if, or to what extent, CoveritLive account information (i.e., user names, email addresses and/or passwords) was […]

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Zappos Working To Correct Online Security Breach

Posted: January 17th, 2012 - Information Security  

The personal information of up to 24 million Zappos.com customers has been compromised. Criminals hacked into parts of the company’s internal network and gained access to names, addresses and encrypted passwords. The company said the criminals could have names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers the last four digits of credit card numbers […]

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‘Request rejected’ spam campaign leads to fake AV

Posted: April 15th, 2011 - Information Security  

A spam e-mail campaign carrying a malicious attachment designed to download and run a fake AntiVirus (AV) solution on the recipient’s computer is hitting inboxes around the world. The subject of the e-mail is “Request rejected.” The message does not contain any clue as to what the rejected request might be, and since the purported sender […]

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Massive Data Loss from Email Service Provider May Increase Email Scams

Posted: April 6th, 2011 - Information Security  

A large email service provider called Epsilon was recently compromised by hackers and has lost names and emails for millions of people whose records they managed for many different banks, stores, etc including the Kroger grocery chain (Fred Meyer, etc.) Citigroup, Barclays Bank, Ethan Allen furniture, Best Buy and many more. It is very likely […]

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Email Scams, Fake Antivirus and Phishing Attack Warning

Posted: March 11th, 2011 - Information Security  

Potential email scams, fake antivirus and phishing attacks regarding the Japan earthquake and the tsunami disasters are likely to start appearing in City e-mail. Scams may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups which flash security warnings and ask […]

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Cyberattack-alert system could be model for U.S.

Posted: March 11th, 2011 - Information Security  

Cyberattack-alert system could be model for U.S. Washington state system alerts for cyberattacks, botnets, comprised desktops By Ellen Messmer, Network World | March 08, 2011 08:54 AM ET An ambitious project to create a statewide cyber-alert “early warning” system in the state of Washington to link with the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is […]

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